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Can We Save Our Planet? What the Climate Movement Can Learn From the Nuclear Freeze Campaign
by Duncan Meisel
The Nuclear Freeze Campaign of the 1980s saved the world from nuclear war. Here's what today's climate activists can learn from its success.
How Do You Say Goodbye to a Family Pet?
by Shannon Hayes
When my family's dog passed away, I was faced with the question of how to talk to my children about sadness and death.
SPENT: An Online Game to Understand Poverty
by Jing Fong
If you don’t understand the feeling of trying to survive poverty, you will after playing SPENT.
Can America Heal After Ferguson? We Asked Desmond Tutu and His Daughter
by Fania Davis, Sarah van Gelder
South Africans surprised everyone by transitioning to a relatively peaceful post-apartheid society. Here’s what Americans can learn.
Like to Blame Others When Bad Things Happen? Here's What You're Missing Out On
by Liz Pleasant
This best-selling author explains why blame is bad for us and our relationships.
This College Student Chained Herself to a Shell Oil Ship for Three Days. Here’s Why.
by Araz Hachadourian
Will young activists do anything to stop oil drilling in the Arctic?
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Watching Your Parents Age
by Shannon Hayes
When my mom had a medical emergency on Mother's Day, I was reminded to cherish the time I have with her.
Ireland Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage
by Liz Pleasant
Ireland makes history by legalizing gay marriage—reminding people that change is possible.
His Ancestors Were Slave Traders and Hers Were Slaves. What They Learned About Healing from a Roadtrip
by Sharon Leslie Morgan, Thomas Norman DeWolf
We embarked upon a journey to test whether two people —could come to grips with deep, traumatic, historic wounds and find healing. We had no idea where we would end up.
Audio: Desmond Tutu and His Daughter Mpho On How the U.S. Can Heal From Racial Wounds
by Sarah van Gelder, Fania Davis, Miles Schneiderman
The father and daughter recently published The Book of Forgiving, a guide to help perpetrators and victims embrace their mutual humanity.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Is a Resource-Conscious Blockbuster for Our Time
by Kate Aronoff
Who ruined Mad Max’s world? The new film isn't afraid to lay blame — and suggest a way forward.
This Cancer Survivor Makes Greeting Cards for When “Get Well” Won’t Cut It
by Liz Pleasant
Tired of the lack of understanding with traditional "Get well soon" cards, Emily McDowell decided to create an alternative.
This Harry Potter Enthusiast Just Came Out as Trans on YouTube—And Thousands of People Are Watching‏
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Texas-born Jackson Bird waited 25 years to come out. Here's why he did it online.
What It’s Like to Be Gay at a Christian College—Where It’s a Reportable Offense
by Jenny Hudalla
At Minnesota’s Bethel University, homosexuality has long been considered a character flaw. But these days, students are not so sure.
Less than 1 Percent of Sweden’s Garbage Ends Up at the Dump
by Miles Schneiderman
How the country heats its homes, and another 23 facts about our world today.