Looking for an antidote to modern culture’s emphasis on romantic love? Perhaps we can learn from the diverse forms of emotional attachment prized by the ancient Greeks.
Only 25 percent of STEM jobs are held by women. YouTube science sensation Emily Graslie on how we can inspire them with better-quality pop-culture role models.
In the spirit of the season, Reverend James Forbes shows us how compassion at the dinner table can bring people from all walks of life together—and reminds us that our work isn't done until that happens.
This is my first Christmas as a father. Since my baby has never known holiday commercialism, it's made me re-examine what I really want to ask for this year.
Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
Two videos making the rounds online show us what happens when boys embrace their vulnerability and support one another's emotional needs.
LEED certification is tricky for museums, which must carefully regulate temperature and humidity. That makes this brand new building in small-town Washington all the more remarkable.
What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?
If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the page to the real world.
What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it? How teenage fans are fighting injustice—in real life.
"I used to ask the question, 'Am I an activist or a writer?' I don't ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged."
KarmaTube music video on kindness.
Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today
A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
What are you grateful for? Join us in a 3-week exploration.
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
These dishes will take hours to make and hours to eat—perfect for a weekend celebrating a fall bounty and sharing with friends.
Don’t think rituals celebrating costumes and candy can make you happier and healthier? Science says they can.
The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
New generations of singers continue to adapt the song to talk about how injustice plays out in cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Rachel Corrie.
In this TED Talk, 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra believes that a child-driven education is the best way for kids to learn. Mitra shares his findings from his Granny Cloud and Hole in the Wall projects.
The idea of having a baby boy scared me: What kind of man will he grow up to be? Here’s what I learned about what it takes to raise compassionate men.
Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.
Nathan Schneider’s “God In Proof” explores the history of the search for existence of God, from the Greek philosophers to today’s New Atheists.