In our blog, we feature stories, tips, and commentary from contributors around the world on topics ranging from
consumerism and parenting to how to live a fuller life with less. Enjoy!
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by Jake Giessman | June 14, 2012
Compared to their video game counterparts, the real "cheat codes" to life are simpler and more powerful.
by Addison Del Mastro | June 13, 2012
Fixing things ourselves can help relieve the money stress that many of us feel—but only if we're able to actually do the work.
by Lisa Gansky | June 7, 2012
Old ways of taxing businesses don't make sense in an ecosystem based on resource-sharing and peer-to-peer interactions.
by Addison Del Mastro | June 6, 2012
We need to rethink the idea of “obsolescence” and focus on the factor that really defines an item’s value: demand
by Terra Wellington | June 5, 2012
Taking care of the world’s marine life is something everyone can take part in. No matter where you live.
by Lisa Mastny | May 29, 2012
A new online directory helps you find enterprising businesses and projects around the world that are fostering "a community and economy where access trumps ownership."
by Jennifer Prediger | May 29, 2012
"Pothole gardener” Steve Wheem is part installation artist, graffiti artist, and miniaturist.
by Dale S. Brown | May 28, 2012
Guest blogger Dale Brown offers tips on thoughtfully giving away things that you don’t need, rather than simply throwing them in the trash.
by Lisa Mastny | May 28, 2012
Barratt-Brown talks about her lifelong work as an environmental campaigner, and her more recent roles as a tar sands activist and olive oil farmer.
by Krislyn Placide | May 25, 2012
National Bike Month may be nearly over, but there’s no better time to jump on your bike than the present.
by Tovah Paglaro | May 11, 2012
A mother of three reflects about the central place that family meals should take in our lives.
by Suzita Cochran | April 18, 2012
One of the best ways you can support your family financially is by creating situations where you don’t spend money, writes Suzita Cochran.
by Wendy Philleo | April 12, 2012
This April 22, we can all take steps to reduce our environmental impact. But there are some other important topics that you may not be thinking about.
by Lisa Mastny | April 11, 2012
New Dream staff share their picks for the most inspirational books they've read on topics of consumerism, parenting, and work-life balance.
by Wen Lee | April 11, 2012
Is it possible to find a meaningful, fulfilling career that also pays the bills? According to a new book, the answer is yes.