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10 Things Creative People Know
10 Things Creative People Know
Everyday creative activities like knitting and cooking can boost your levels of serotonin and decrease anxiety.
Posted Apr 11, 2014
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
Posted Apr 07, 2014
Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning
Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning
The secret to learning self-awareness, cooperation, and other “social and emotional learning” skills lies in experience, not in workbooks and rote classroom exercises.
Posted Apr 04, 2014
Video: Festival Brings Spirit of Kenya's Independence Movement to the US
Video: Festival Brings Spirit of Kenya's Independence Movement to the US
The Swahili word "madaraka" means "self-realization." The festival bearing that name seeks to empower youth to create positive change in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
5 Habits of Highly Compassionate Men
5 Habits of Highly Compassionate Men
Having compassion leads to increased happiness, freedom from gender stereotypes, and better relationships with others.
Posted Apr 02, 2014
You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier—and Smarter
You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier—and Smarter
New approaches to kindergarten offer us a glimpse of what childhood used to be, and still could be—the modern re-creation of the children’s garden. If we looked to these examples, we might be able to rescue childhood.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
Soul Food That's Vegan and Healthy? A Cooking Remix Made in Heaven
Soul Food That's Vegan and Healthy? A Cooking Remix Made in Heaven
From the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, this cookbook charts a new course for southern, African American, and Caribbean cuisine.
Posted Mar 25, 2014
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
Posted Mar 21, 2014
The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity
The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity
Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.
Posted Mar 21, 2014
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
A New Story for a New Economy
A New Story for a New Economy
David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
Posted Mar 19, 2014
Architect of Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”
Architect of Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”
In her new book, Diane Ravitch—one of the leading thinkers behind the controversial Bush-era law—explores how the faulty logic of high-stakes testing, charter school expansion, and privatization hinders education.
Posted Mar 14, 2014
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system.
Posted Mar 14, 2014
Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Dance to Pharrell Williams—and They Are Incredible
Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Dance to Pharrell Williams—and They Are Incredible
Want to see a different side of Tacloban City's destruction? These survivors’ moves will change how you think about resilience after chaos.
Posted Mar 13, 2014
A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose?
A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose?
Researchers continue to debate whether people face a genuine trade-off between seeking a happy life and a meaningful one.
Posted Mar 11, 2014

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