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The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
Check out #MyHungerGames—the latest installment of fan activism that gets young people talking about real-life inequality.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
I love my solitude. I also love my community. But my independent nature has never been unusual in this town.
Posted Nov 13, 2014
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
I had grown up identifying joblessness with shame and failure. But here we were, on the other side of the employment equation, and for the first moment in my grown-up life, everything felt … right.
Posted Nov 07, 2014
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Posted Nov 06, 2014
Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme
Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme
Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters.
Posted Nov 06, 2014
Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude
Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude
At this pay-it-forward restaurant, everyone's meal is paid for by previous guests—out of generosity. Karma Kitchen's founder on how kindness became contagious
Posted Oct 31, 2014
The Avengers Join Guardians of the Galaxy and Other Marvel Heroes to Make Bullying History
The Avengers Join Guardians of the Galaxy and Other Marvel Heroes to Make Bullying History
“The center of Marvel’s storytelling history is the eternal struggle between good and evil, with many of its greatest superheroes having to contend with—and rise above—bullying, in all its forms.”
Posted Oct 30, 2014
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
Posted Oct 30, 2014
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.
Posted Oct 29, 2014
What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer
What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer
Many more patients are now living for years with the diagnosis of terminal illness. The author describes her journey to what she calls “livingly dying”—facing her death by living in the moment with grace and mindfulness.
Posted Oct 23, 2014
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having 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

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