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This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
posted Jul 25, 2014
- A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 24, 2014
- Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 23, 2014
- What at first seemed like a disturbing reaction to an article was all about my kids finding something they could relate to in the story.
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swensonposted Jul 22, 2014
- The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
by Molly Ruskposted Jul 18, 2014
- More than 48,000 undocumented kids have been apprehended while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
This Young Man Lost 3 Family Members in Gaza. Here's Why Their Stories Matter.
by Jen Marloweposted Jul 18, 2014
- We were sitting in a Seattle park, about to start a picnic, when Amer got the news.
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
by Nur Laljiposted Jul 18, 2014
- More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
by Laura Flandersposted Jul 17, 2014
- Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe Solomonposted Jul 17, 2014
- The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
FabLabs, Time Banks, and Other Hidden Treasures You Didn’t Know You Owned
by David Bollierposted Jul 16, 2014
- Self-organized commons are undergoing a renaissance today as one of the most robust alternatives to modern-day capitalism.
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
by Liam Barrington-Bush, Jen Wiltonposted Jul 16, 2014
- The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 15, 2014
- Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
by Brandon Bakerposted Jul 15, 2014
- The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
by Yessenia Funesposted Jul 14, 2014
- The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Why Do We Love Apocalyptic Movies? The Two Basic Rules That Make Them So Addictive
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jul 11, 2014
- Mass annihilation is depressing, sure. But stories about it force us to imagine large-scale rebirth—and what kind of people we want to become.