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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013  

10 Things Science Taught Us About Happiness in 2012

Jeremy Adam Smith   |  JAN 04, 2013

Last year’s most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings on the science of living a meaningful life.   MORE »
Father with Baby photo by John A. Ryan Photography




Photo by Crawford Orthodontics 9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013

Sarah van Gelder   |   Jan 02, 2013

2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Daniel Burmeister The Return of the Gift Economy: Filmmakers Jump In

Paul Van Slambrouk   |   Jan 04, 2013

What’s better than turning a profit by selling your work? Filmmakers, cafe owners, and even corporations like Panera Bread point to the satisfaction that comes with giving it away.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by John A. Ryan Photography 10 Things Science Taught Us About Happiness in 2012

Jeremy Adam Smith   |   Jan 04, 2013

Last year’s most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings on the science of living a meaningful life.    MORE »



Photo by Balazs Gardi Robot Dogs and Other Weird Creatures Bring Nature to the City

Natalie Pompilio   |   Jan 03, 2013

How to create a world where people fly, salamanders text, and trash is useful.   MORE »



Photo by DDOT DC. How Bicycling Is Transforming Business

Jay Walljasper   |   Dec 31, 2012

Cities across the U.S. discover that good biking attracts great jobs and top talent to their communities.   MORE »



Photo by Heal the Bay Four Steps to Less Wasteful Communities

Fran Korten   |   Dec 26, 2012

The individual actions we take to reduce waste are important. But to stem the avalanche of stuff, we also need system-wide solutions.   MORE »



PLANET  

Looking for an Earth-Friendly Source of Fish? Try Barn-Raised

Katherine Gustafson   |   Jan 03, 2013

Aquaponics takes advantage of nature’s processes to fill Americans’ growing appetite for fish—without overfishing or destructive farming.   MORE »



Photo from iStock A Living Sewage Treatment Plant? These People Grew One

Claudia Rowe   |   Jan 03, 2013

Every flush of a standard toilet creates a several-gallon problem. Instead of wasting water, plants and animals can transform human waste into water rated pure enough to drink.   MORE »



Invasive Species: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em

Joe Roman   |   Jan 03, 2013

Species like green crabs, feral pigs, snakeheads, and zebra mussels cost $120 billion a year in damage. For a cheaper alternative, try eating them.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

What a Wonderful World, from David Attenborough

Dec 24, 2012

A beautiful short film that will remind you it is, indeed, a wonderful world.   MORE »



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