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The Economics of Happiness Film Review: The Economics of Happiness

Kristy Leissle   |   Apr 14, 2011

Why are we so lonely when we have so much? Beyond the unhappiness of a disconnected world are new—and very old—ways we can turn it around.   MORE »

Helping Hand by Knight725 Our Human Nature

David Korten   |   Apr 12, 2011

People often justify greed as simply human nature. Why our economic policies need to reward our caring, cooperative sides instead.   MORE »


Photo by Martin Klein 20,000 New Species Under the Sea

Lynsi Burton   |   Apr 13, 2011

Who lives in the ocean? The world’s first census of the sea introduces thousands of new creatures, and the impact we’re having on them.   MORE »

Photo by Natalie Manuel What’s So Special About Humans?

James Trimarco   |   Apr 13, 2011

We take for granted that humans have rights. Courts say corporations do, too. Now, there’s growing interest in rights for Nature and animals.   MORE »


Photo by Victoria Bernal The Moral Case for Change

Gara LaMarche   |   Apr 12, 2011

It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.   MORE »


Get Your Skysight On!: How to Change the Way We Perceive the World

Daniel Dancer   |   Apr 12, 2011

An Oregon artist creates giant, living images to help students see their planet in a new way.   MORE »

Photo by Ian Brewer Common Stories

Kim Eckart   |   Apr 10, 2011

Do you ride the bus? Use the library? Walk on the sidewalk? Congratulations—you’re already part of the commons movement.   MORE »


Budget Tug of War by Joe Philipson The Budget Agreement: No Occasion for Back-Patting

Alan W. Houseman   |   Apr 11, 2011

Lawmakers are congratulating themselves for averting government shutdown—but the nation’s budget for 2012 is still out of balance.   MORE »


You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer

Apr 14, 2011

Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.   MORE »
JR delivering his TED Talk on the occasion of winning the TED Prize

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