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Imagine a Board Game Where You Still Like Your Friends at the End
by Stephanie Van Hook
Forget Monopoly. There are new games that challenge us to turn our competitive drive toward solving social problems.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Middle School Winner Eva Vallier
Read Eva’s essay, “Stolen Stories,” about longing to hear her family’s stories about the Japanese internment and experiencing the weight of history.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" High School Winner Alejandra Wagnon
Read Alejandra’s essay, “Broken Mirror,” about the challenge of living up to people's expectations and wanting to be true to one’s self.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" University Winner Remy Stewart
Read Remy’s essay, “To Walk the World on Trembling Legs,” about traveling while disabled and disrupting the notion of "go as you please" that many take for granted.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Powerful Voice Winner Rhys Hardiman-Mostow
Read Rhys's essay, "A Break From Racism," about standing up to racism as a young Black woman with big dreams.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Powerful Voice Winner Jake Hill
Read Jake’s essay, “Kayla,” about the experience of unexpected loss and learning to trust the journey.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Powerful Voice Winner Heriberto Nava
Read Heriberto’s essay, “Same Dreams, Different President,” about using the power of his voice to stand up for immigrants and DACA recipients, especially those he holds close.
Winter 2018: "Less Stuff, More Heart" Literary Gems
We received many outstanding essays for the Winter 2018 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Christopher Zumski Finke's Response to “Less Stuff, More Heart” Essay Winners
Christopher Zumski Finke responds to the winners of our Winter 2018 Student Writing Competition.
Why You Really Should Disconnect From Your Phone Every Day
by Jamie Gruman
If you want to enjoy feelings of closeness, connection, and intimacy with your friends and family, put away your phone.
They’re Walking Five Days Straight to Honor Harriet Tubman—and Black Women Everywhere
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
The women of GirlTrek are traversing 100 miles of the Underground Railroad to highlight Black female health and wellness.
The Catholic Sisters Empowering Women Around the World
by Gina Ciliberto
Next week, Catholic sisters will be joining a U.N. discussion on opportunities for gender equality.
The Ways Gratitude Can Also Make You Physically Healthier
by Summer Allen
Some research suggests that grateful people may have better sleep, healthier hearts, and fewer aches and pains.
Wakanda in Schools: The Black Panther Curriculum Makes Its Debut
by Shaima Shamdeen
How a Chicago teacher inspired by Black Panther is using the movie to teach about race and colonialism in America.
The Big Reason Young People Don’t Debate Gun Control the Way Adults Do
by Mike Males
A dramatic 25-year reduction in gun violence among youth puts high schoolers in a unique position to influence debate.