Taking a Stance on Food Waste

By Alex V. Barnard

Freegans live on what our nation throws away, journeying into “off-limits” territory by going so far as to eat food from supermarket dumpsters.

Speed, Exercise, and Freedom for Women

By Margaret Guroff

The rise of bicycles didn’t just make physical activity an enjoyable pastime in America. It actually played a role in women’s rights, allowing them access to less restrictive clothing and the opportunity to journey farther from the home.

Coming to America: The History of Mail-Order Brides

By Marcia A. Zug

Mail-order brides have deep roots in American history, dating back to the colonial period.

Academics in Crisis

By Susan D. Blum

Is there a problem with students’ academic achievements at the college level, or is the problem that expectations for how students learn have not changed as students have?


Losing a Foster Sister

By Susan Silverman

At the age of six, Susan Silverman learned how to accept with open arms — and eventually say goodbye to — a child without a home.

Understanding: The Key to Community Building

By James Hoggan & Thich Nhat Hanh

In a world full of divisive issues, the principles of Vietnamese Monks attempt to build a unified and understanding community.

Constancy in Contingency

By Miriam O’Callaghan

Reflections on San Miniato al Monte, Florence.

In the Pipeline’s Path

By William H. Funk, from Earth Island Journal

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one among several projects threatening rural Appalachian landscapes and communities.

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