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Moving Without a Car, and Other Tips for Going “Car Light”

Do you really need to own a car "just in case" you have to move every few years? A car-free enthusiast responds to his critics.

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A Single Shining Marble, and Other Cherished Gifts

The most cherished gifts don't come in fancy packaging or from a trendy store. Guest blogger Sarah Wolpow explains.

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Knitting, Anyone? Learn a New Skill This Winter!

A lot of people think knitting and crocheting are for older housewives, but it’s time to drop that stigma.

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Tackling Holiday Consumerism With Creative Resistance

A New Dreamer’s toughest challenge might be navigating the stuff-obsessed holidays. Here are some tips.

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"Buying Nothing New" Isn't About Shopping, It's About Facing Our Deepest Values

For AJ Crocker, a month-long attempt to "buy nothing new" became an unexpected exploration into her deepest motivations and values.

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Helping Your Kids Give Back: Fun Holiday Service Projects for You and Your Family

Looking for ways to incorporate volunteering into your holiday season? It might just be your family’s favorite memory this year.

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Hooked on Stuff: The Black Days of Post-Thanksgiving Consumerism

What started as a celebration of prosperity has become something akin to a national addiction. Are we choosing stuff over joy?

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A Smaller Piece of a Better Pie: Embracing "Luxurious Frugality"

Living simply shouldn't remain class-based or countercultural; it should be downright American.

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Black Friday Spoofs Have Come True, But You Don't Have to Join the Madness

As Hollywood spoofs become Black Friday realities, we need to fundamentally question what this says about our consumer-driven society.

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Break Free From the Carbon Confusion

By doing the math for you, "How Bad Are Bananas?" can help you be more realistic—and efficient—in your eco-conscious decision making.

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