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Bike Party — a fresh new way to take back the streets

Born from the Critical Mass movement, these on-street bashes are revitalizing bicycle activism nationwide. The secret? More joy.

Climate & Energy

What would ‘wartime mobilization’ to fight climate change look like?

It would look like a lot of big government, according to a pair of new papers. And it would take a very strong climate movement to get there.


Local food — put a sticker on it!

As the public’s appetite grows for locally grown eats, so do the smart marketing campaigns designed to help local farmers, and foster more of them.


The medium chill, revisited

Two years later, we offer a look back at "the medium chill" and a consideration of what it means to live a meaningful life.

Climate & Energy

Fracking boom in North Dakota is here to stay

A new federal study doubles previous estimates of the Bakken Shale’s oil reserves.


Gut bomb: That turkey burger could kill you, and here’s why

Consumer Reports recently tested hundreds of samples of ground turkey from U.S. supermarkets. The results will make your stomach turn.

Business & Technology

You are a chemical guinea pig for Big Business — whether you like it or not

Today, we are all unwitting subjects in the largest set of drug trials ever.


Millennial medium chill: What the screwed generation can teach us about happiness

Today's young adults, facing huge challenges and dwindling opportunities, choose the medium chill by necessity -- and show us all a better way to live.


Happy now? If not, author Gretchen Rubin has tips for you

Best-selling writer and joy genius Gretchen Rubin talks about how personal moves toward a happier life can lead to a better, healthier planet for everybody.