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Happiness and the New Simplicity: The Living Room Revolution of Community

Cecile Andrews explains how the cure to so many of our problems, particularly consumerism, is more community.

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Well Being: Finding Your Family's Environmental Best

Trying to develop a deeper connection to nature for your entire family can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to begin.

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Memory, Chicken Fingers, and Sustainability

Much of what we call sustainability today was once simple common sense. Yet we are not very far from losing all living connection to this time.

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Guest Blog: Alex Honnold on the Neighborhood Challenge, Simplifying, and More

In a guest blog, world-renowned climber Alex Honnold explains how you don’t have to scale mountains to make your community a better place.

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Living the Dream: Howard and Marika Stone – Too Young to Retire

A Florida couple advocates an alternative vision of the post-midlife years, providing ideas and advice about meaningful work and community engagement.

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In Commerce We Trust?

Author Kelly Garriott Waite reflects on the need to reclaim trust and community in today's culture of big-box stores and hyper-consumerism.

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Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream

A new book describes how Americans have distanced themselves from their historical yearnings for free time, in favor of a culture of overwork.

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Great Summer Reads: Recommendations from the New Dream Board

We asked our Board members for their favorite recent books on consumerism, community, and more. Check out their diverse and inspiring picks.

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Living the Dream: Montana Homesteader Ashley Browning

Ashley Browning and her family recently relocated to a farm in Montana, where they aim to live a life focused on production, rather than consumption.

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10 Alternative Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Alternative gift ideas for Father's Day that are green, family-friendly, and local (because we all know dad doesn't need another necktie).

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