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Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
Posted Jul 31, 2014
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
Posted Jul 25, 2014
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
What at first seemed like a disturbing reaction to an article was all about my kids finding something they could relate to in the story.
Posted Jul 23, 2014
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
Posted Jul 22, 2014
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Posted Jul 14, 2014
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
Posted Jul 10, 2014
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.
Posted Jul 08, 2014
Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer
Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer
The experience of debt can guide us toward different ways of living—like having extended generations share a household—that are both cheaper and more fulfilling.
Posted Jul 02, 2014
Four Ways to Build a Bee-Friendly Neighborhood
Four Ways to Build a Bee-Friendly Neighborhood
Concerned neighbors are a common bane of urban beekeepers. But there are ways to sweeten the deal for them.
Posted Jul 01, 2014
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Love, Loss, and Lucky Socks
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Love, Loss, and Lucky Socks
Moments of sadness are inevitable in a life filled with deep connections to other people.
Posted Jun 27, 2014
 When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner)
When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner)
After getting mad at her daughter for handing hard earned money to a street performer, "Radical Homemaker" Shannon Hayes considers what musicians bring to the local economy.
Posted Jun 13, 2014
Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl urged the toy company to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!” Here’s what they did.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
This East LA Band's Rebel Version of "La Bamba" Speaks Out Against Racism
This East LA Band's Rebel Version of "La Bamba" Speaks Out Against Racism
Las Cafeteras uses acoustic instruments and punk attitude to spread their message of social justice and equality.
Posted Jun 06, 2014
Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People
Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People
From Oakland to Brooklyn, practitioners of holistic health care are working to make their services affordable for all.
Posted Jun 06, 2014
How the Family Farm Stole My Sense of Self—For the Better

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