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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
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
Posted Sep 05, 2014
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake
Sure, life goes on even if it is devoid of buttercream. But when it is there, life just seems so perfect—even if you only get to eat buttercream once or twice in a year.
Posted Sep 04, 2014
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
Utah, Minnesota, and Washington have seen traffic fatalities decline by 40 percent. Here's how they did it.
Posted Sep 02, 2014
6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet
6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet
We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here's what they said.
Posted Sep 02, 2014
The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer
The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer
While making the season's tomato sauce at three in the morning, I mull over the origins of my desire to farm.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
"There are times when I question whether I was a fool to walk away from a conventional career."
Posted Aug 15, 2014
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
“What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Posted Aug 15, 2014
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
Posted Aug 13, 2014
The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation
The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation
Want to understand the science behind empathy? This quick video explains why and when we care.
Posted Aug 08, 2014
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
“We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
Posted Aug 08, 2014
The Radical Homemaker Plays “Normal Mom”: A Story in Two Acts
The Radical Homemaker Plays “Normal Mom”: A Story in Two Acts
Each year I take a week-long break from radical homemaking to take my kids to camp. It's never easy—and this year was no exception.
Posted Aug 06, 2014

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