Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
by Molly Ruskposted Jun 26, 2014
- Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
by Liz Pleasantposted Jun 10, 2014
- With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launch a national campaign to do just that.
Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jun 10, 2014
- 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.
"Look Mom, No Bus!"—Walking to School Helps Kids Stay Fit and Have Fun
by Molly Ruskposted Jun 02, 2014
- A program called the Walking School Bus provides kids an easy way to get regular exercise while getting to know their neighborhood.
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 30, 2014
- First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarcoposted May 30, 2014
- Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won.
by Molly Ruskposted May 30, 2014
- The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate
by Liz Pleasantposted May 23, 2014
- Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
by John Fefferposted May 22, 2014
- The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
The Surface Areas of Russia and Pluto Are Extremely Similar
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swensonposted May 21, 2014
- And 25 other facts you should probably know.
Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
by Erin Sagenposted May 21, 2014
- Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace Clementposted May 14, 2014
- The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Tennessee Teachers Score in Fight for Fair Evaluations
by Molly Ruskposted May 01, 2014
- A new law will end the practice of evaluating teachers based on their students' standardized test scores.
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
by Imara Jonesposted Apr 07, 2014
- 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.
The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Mar 21, 2014
- 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.