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HAPPINESS  

Photo by Ed Yourdon. For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating

Jonathan Rowe   |   Mar 21, 2013

Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.   MORE »



Photo by Pranav Prakash Sustainable Happiness? 6 Ways to Get There

Catherine O'Brien, Ian Murray   |   Mar 20, 2013

Discover natural highs, map your interdependence, and other ways to discover joy within your reach.   MORE »



Photo by John Corvera Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business

Frances Moore Lappé   |   Mar 20, 2013

Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.   MORE »



Photo by Kate Hisock No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men

Kim Simon   |   Mar 18, 2013

What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo courtesy of Mercy Health Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own

Nina Rogozen   |   Mar 20, 2013

The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.   MORE »



Photo by Michael Ableman Credit Unions Put Your Money to Work—Right Where You Live

Colleen Kimmet   |   Mar 20, 2013

What if your bank’s first priority was to do good? Vancouver’s Vancity leads the way in putting dollars back into the community.   MORE »



Photo courtesy of WAGES 6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover

Sven Eberlein   |   Mar 20, 2013

From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps is going to be, “There’s a co-op for that.” But co-ops need customers, money, and training. How do we shift from business as usual to the work of cooperation?    MORE »



PLANET  

Sierra Club arrest Three Tactics for a Stronger Climate Movement

Melanie Jae Martin   |   Mar 19, 2013

In January, the Sierra Club reversed a 121-year-old ban on civil disobedience to reflect the urgency of climate change. The move presents an opening for radical groups to try new tactics like the three discussed here.   MORE »



   COMMENT OF THE WEEK   

Quote graphic Reader Susan Livingston writes …

“You have named the cultural common denominator of virtually every systemic dysfunction at every level that faces us today. It’s just that it’s easiest to address in our educational system where we have an audience that is co-present in space-time.”   

In Social and Emotional Learning, an Antidote to School Violence
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s Master Storyteller

Mar 22, 2013

The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”   MORE »
Chinua Achebe


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