In Photos: The Seed-Saving Farmers Who Pass Down Land to Their Daughters
by Rucha ChitnisJan 08, 2016
- In northeastern India's mountainous state of Meghalaya, youngest daughters inherit the land—and the ancient food heritage of their mothers.
Uber’s Immigrant Drivers Look Forward to Better Pay—and Bigger Voice
by Ana Sofia KnaufJan 08, 2016
- A union for Seattle Uber drivers means finally having the right to a two-way conversation with their multibillion-dollar employer.
A Neighborhood Revolution in a Pot of Soup
by Shelley McEuenJan 07, 2016
- After living in the same town for 14 years, I decided it was finally time to meet my neighbors. My secret? Soup night.
What’s the New Economy Look Like? Here’s What Our Artists Did With Your Ideas
by Kate AronoffJan 07, 2016
- Pictures of windmills and farmers markets are great, but they don’t capture the diversity and radicalism of the movement. So we asked readers like you for poster ideas and handed them over to two of our favorite artists.
Why Do Boys Dress as Warriors and Girls as Princesses? It Starts With the Books They Read
by Peggy AlbersJan 06, 2016
- Research shows that children develop their understanding of things like gender and race before the age of 5 from the characters they meet in stories.
How Strong Friendships Defy Dementia
by Marcus Harrison GreenJan 06, 2016
- The Momentia movement uses strong social ties to ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
How Filipina Beauty Queens Are Lobbying for Trans Rights
by Lindsey WeedstonJan 05, 2016
- In the first episode of their new documentary series, A Woman's Place, filmmakers explain how transgender beauty queens are lobbying for their rights outside of pageants.
Will the TPP Set Back This Campaign to Stop a Proposed Coal Mine Near Montana Tribal Land?
by Sarah van GelderJan 05, 2016
- The TPP makes the rights of companies sacrosanct, and that includes the right to mine. But what about the rights of people who live in the way of proposed mining sites?
Income Inequality Is a Health Hazard—Even for the Rich
by Yessenia FunesJan 04, 2016
- A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.
The Earthships Have Landed: Inside New Mexico's Off-Grid Community Made from Trash
by YES! StaffJan 01, 2016
- People who live in this desert community say their homes can serve as a model for how society can function happily without the infrastructure and modern systems we’ve come to expect.
Our Favorite Books on How to Live a Happy and Meaningful Life
by Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam SmithDec 31, 2015
- Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Here are 13 of this year’s most thought-provoking and useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Project Fatherhood: Uniting the Men of LA’s Toughest Communities
by Daniel RossDec 30, 2015
- In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Project Fatherhood helps end the cycle of absent fathers and gives men a place to discuss what it means to be dads, partners, and sons in one of the city's roughest areas.
Six Hopeful Breakthroughs from 2015
by Sarah van GelderDec 29, 2015
- Despite conflicts and crises at home and abroad, 2015 offered glimpses of the road to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world.
My Year of Magical Tidying
by Erin SagenDec 28, 2015
- How getting rid of two-thirds of my belongings created more space for joy.
How Sustainability Almost Ruined Christmas
by Shannon HayesDec 25, 2015
- As a new parent I tried to delight over stocking stuffers, wrapping paper, and battery-powered plastic thingamabobs. But none of it made me happy.