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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.
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.
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.
The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
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.
First Nations groups say that the pipeline would disrupt their traditional seafood harvest and endanger their culture.
New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Moments of sadness are inevitable in a life filled with deep connections to other people.
Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
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.
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.
A program called the Walking School Bus provides kids an easy way to get regular exercise while getting to know their neighborhood.
First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well.
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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Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
A new law will end the practice of evaluating teachers based on their students' standardized test scores.
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.
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.