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    What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health

    Photo by Fotolia/pootsonnajaTapping the power of place to keep us all healthy.One number stands above all others as the best indicator of good health.  It’s not your blood pressure, cholesterol level, average daily calories or even the age at which your grandparents die.  It’s your zip ...

    How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience

     Photo courtesy of PUSH BuffaloThink of it as a silver lining to the gathering dark clouds. We live in an era of extraordinary disruption, from the serial crises of a changing climate to the wrenching shifts of a globalized economy. But in that disruption lies the potential for positive ...

    Photo Essay: Commemorative Journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau

    Every year the Italian government organizes a commemorative train journey to Auschwitz in honor of the Italian Jews who were transported from the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence to Auschwitz for extermination, leaving from the same platform from which they left over 70 years ago, ...

    How to Make City Streets More Friendly

    Laughter, lively music and lip-smacking appreciation of food from many cultures animates St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota as a crowd whoops it up at the Better Bridges Bash.Even chilly temperatures and gusty winds can’t dampen folks’ enthusiasm—nor does the unpromising location ...

    No Matter What We Possess In Life, In the End All That We Have Is Time

    It's Tuesday evening in Rieti and locals and regular visitors stop in the bars for a sparkling aperitivo. In the hilltown piazze, their children make friends with the Pomeranians, Bichon Frizes and spaniels who've escaped, with their owners, from Rome in August.Amatrice is in festa. And so are ...

    The City of Detroit: Divided, Separate and Unequal

    Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.In late October, a few days after local news cameras swarmed Detroit’s courthouse to hear closing arguments in the city’s historic bankruptcy trial, “Commander” Dale Brown cruised through the stately Detroit neighborhood of Palmer Woods in a ...

    The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of Life

    In the early-to-mid-20th Century the Distributists—led by English authors G.K. Chesterton and Hillaire Belloc—took a dim view of both socialism and corporate capitalism. As conservatives they did, however, believe in private property—so much they thought it should be “distributed” as ...

    The Health Benefits of Walking

    What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy? And what if this treatment was simple to do and took only a few minutes each week?Wait, it gets even better! What if this ...

    Artivism: Multiplying the Good Vibration

    illustration by Robert Trujillo"Living a life based in compassion and multiplying the good vibration!" — JudithAnnIf you're doing something to make the world a better place, you could be featured in the next Artivism. Let us know what you're up to at cwilliams@utne.com or send a tweet.

    Resilience

    Five fun ways to prepare for climate changeSixth Great Extinction got ya down? Worried about the future of humans on our planet? You’re not alone, and even though heartbreaking climate news is everywhere these days, there is a silver lining to it all. A miniscule but shimmering sliver of ...

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