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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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America the Possible: A Revolution Cookbook for a More Decent Society

In his new book, Gus Speth tells us the hard, necessary truth about the mess we’re in here in the United States—but he also offers hope.

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Etsy Goes Beyond Online Sales to Support Local Economies

Many of us know Etsy as a crafting and vintage sale website. But the Brooklyn-based company also supports entrepreneurs and communities directly.

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