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Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Surgery
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Surgery
A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Posted Oct 21, 2014
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Posted Oct 16, 2014
How to Pickle Almost Anything
How to Pickle Almost Anything
Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.
Posted Oct 15, 2014
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive
Rather than feeling guilty for not giving each child everything they deserve, I will feel gratitude for the grace with which they accept my limits.
Posted Oct 15, 2014
Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)
Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)
Brought on by the sound of a screaming child, I reflect on my past, my community, and how we can become our true selves without fleeing our roots.
Posted Oct 07, 2014
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
Posted Oct 03, 2014
Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
Empathy involves a deeper connection than sympathy does, and often means sharing a bit of emotional vulnerability.
Posted Oct 03, 2014
Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination
Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination
“By the end of the day The Future will be reduced to a puddle of melt water. But hundreds of people will have engaged with it: touched it, photographed it, talked about it, posted or tweeted about it.”
Posted Sep 26, 2014
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
Posted Sep 25, 2014
My Chicken Became a Cat—And Taught Me to Imagine a Happier, Healthier World
My Chicken Became a Cat—And Taught Me to Imagine a Happier, Healthier World
If there is one key to making it in a family farm—or in any business that thwarts the trend toward relentless greed and destruction of the planet—it is the ability to believe.
Posted Sep 22, 2014
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
Posted Sep 17, 2014
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
A deep look at the stars and their role in our creation makes a welcome break from the news of the day.
Posted Sep 12, 2014
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
Posted Sep 12, 2014
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
Posted Sep 10, 2014

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