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Tiny House Living: How Two Families Made It Work—Teenagers, Sleepovers, Alone Time, and All
Tiny House Living: How Two Families Made It Work—Teenagers, Sleepovers, Alone Time, and All
How do you fit a full-sized family into a tiny house? The Morrisons and Kasls found that the benefits of life in 200 square feet outweigh the difficulties.
Posted Dec 24, 2014
Book Review: After Landing Herself in ICU, This Woman Changed Her Lifestyle, and Built a Tiny House
Book Review: After Landing Herself in ICU, This Woman Changed Her Lifestyle, and Built a Tiny House
In building her tiny house, the author built a simpler and happier life.
Posted Dec 24, 2014
A Radical Homemaker on How to De-Stress, Have Fun, and Stay Healthy This Christmas
A Radical Homemaker on How to De-Stress, Have Fun, and Stay Healthy This Christmas
Tired of the spending that goes along with the holidays? The gifting frenzy? The stress? Maybe this is the year to blend a few new ideas into your holiday routine.
Posted Dec 23, 2014
What the Classics Can Teach Us About Cherishing Holiday Foods, From A Christmas Carol to Moby Dick
What the Classics Can Teach Us About Cherishing Holiday Foods, From A Christmas Carol to Moby Dick
Can we find our way back to treasuring what comes from far away while reveling in local, abun­dant foods, whose proximity makes them affordable and sustainable?
Posted Dec 22, 2014
When Christmas Dinner Gets Uncomfortably Political, These Cues From “House of Cards” and Other Shows Can Help You Out
When Christmas Dinner Gets Uncomfortably Political, These Cues From “House of Cards” and Other Shows Can Help You Out
This year’s most popular movies and TV series can be a tool to work your way out of a particularly bad conversation.
Posted Dec 22, 2014
“Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It
“Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It
To call “Wild” a redemption film is to minimize the wide range of emotions it works with—not to mention the subtlety of Reese Witherspoon’s performance.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
Video: This Philly Beauty Salon and Rehab Clinic Helps People Heal—With a Little Magical Realism
Video: This Philly Beauty Salon and Rehab Clinic Helps People Heal—With a Little Magical Realism
A new documentary, "Hollywood Beauty Salon," lets people who struggle with mental illness and addiction tell their own stories in unexpected ways.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own
We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own
Magic is about stepping into our power, about uniting our intentions with the natural world to create something better, something deeper.
Posted Dec 16, 2014
Ridley Scott's Weak Defense of "Exodus" Casting Will Help You Understand Why Hollywood's So White
Ridley Scott's Weak Defense of "Exodus" Casting Will Help You Understand Why Hollywood's So White
All the main characters are played by white people. It doesn't really have to be that way.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About the Radical Roots of Wonder Woman
Everything You Need to Know About the Radical Roots of Wonder Woman
Her enigmatic creator believed women were destined to rule the world. 10 facts about the iconic heroine.
Posted Dec 10, 2014
The Radical Homemaker’s Reading List: 8 Books for Happier Families, Healthier Guts, and Saner Lives
The Radical Homemaker’s Reading List: 8 Books for Happier Families, Healthier Guts, and Saner Lives
A short list of books that have kept discovery alive and well in 2014 at Sap Bush Hollow farm.
Posted Dec 04, 2014
Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
Radical science fiction and fantasy are a remedy for the belief that there is no alternative to the violence and inequality that surround us.
Posted Dec 03, 2014
Sit Still, Listen, and Accept Being a Target: What White Men Can Do in Times Like These
Sit Still, Listen, and Accept Being a Target: What White Men Can Do in Times Like These
From law enforcement officers to sports team owners, we're hearing plenty of stories of white men behaving badly. Even the most decent and principled ones have to exercise muscles of consciousness they haven’t needed to use before.
Posted Dec 02, 2014
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Posted Nov 26, 2014
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
In St. Paul, Minnesota, artist Seitu Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal?
Posted Nov 25, 2014

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