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HAPPINESS  

Empowerment in the Classroom

Yana Kunichoff   |   Feb 09, 2012

How do we teach high school students to see themselves as protagonists in history? One idea involves Lupe Fiasco, Matt Damon, and the late Howard Zinn.   MORE »



The Benefits of Gratitude

Ocean Robbins   |   Feb 06, 2012

There’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Debra Baida California’s New Triple Bottom Line

Sven Eberlein, Debra Baida   |   Feb 09, 2012

Best in the world? Try best FOR the world. The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Laptop photo by Mik Nei The People’s Media

Joseph Torres   |   Feb 08, 2012

Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.   MORE »



We Are Wisconsin Book Cover Book Review: We Are Wisconsin

Josh Eidelson   |   Feb 07, 2012

The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen.   MORE »



PLANET  

Urban Homesteading Book Cover Book Review: Urban Homesteading

Oliver Lazenby   |   Feb 07, 2012

Heirloom skills for sustainable living.   MORE »



Solar Panel photo by Paul Dunn Farmers Go Wild

Abby Quillen   |   Feb 06, 2012

Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom

Feb 08, 2012

Video: Why we must fight for our online rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.   MORE »
Still from Rebecca MacKinnon TED Talk



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