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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.

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Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government

Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government

A new round of international trade agreements threatens to increase corporate power over national governments. But news out of Germany suggests the deals aren't inevitable.

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A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists

A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists

StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.

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To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State

To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State

The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.

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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.

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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.

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The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry

The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry

Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.

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Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands

Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands

Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.

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Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)

Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)

When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.

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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.

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Worker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending

Worker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending

New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.

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Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.

Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.

Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.

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Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name

Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name

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.

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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.

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"Look Mom, No Bus!"—Walking to School Helps Kids Stay Fit and Have Fun

"Look Mom, No Bus!"—Walking to School Helps Kids Stay Fit and Have Fun

A program called the Walking School Bus provides kids an easy way to get regular exercise while getting to know their neighborhood.

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Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It

Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It

Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.

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That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016

That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016

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.

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Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"

Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"

Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.

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Can We Keep the Internet Free?

Can We Keep the Internet Free?

The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.

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Tennessee Teachers Score in Fight for Fair Evaluations

Tennessee Teachers Score in Fight for Fair Evaluations

A new law will end the practice of evaluating teachers based on their students' standardized test scores.

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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.

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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.

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