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by Dave Evans | November 11, 2016
The Black Friday shopping frenzy has become extreme enough that even a handful of retailers themselves are protesting against it.
by Edna Rienzi | October 19, 2016
Help your kids stay on track with money management by having a clear, values-based plan.
by Suzita Cochran | October 19, 2016
Looking for a way to get your kids more involved in the community? There's an easy place to start.
by Lorelei G. Voorsanger | October 19, 2016
Two sets of dishware, two sets of camping gear, two toasters? If you don't need more "stuff," register to celebrate love and family instead.
by Michaella | August 19, 2016
To combat childhood obesity, fight climate change, and boost community connection, walking school buses have become a new trend in both the United States and Europe.
June 23, 2016
According to a survey from the Center for a New American Dream, 78 percent of people considered personal freedom extremely important in their vision of the American Dream. At the opposite end, 23 percent considered achieving affluence as very important.
by Rebecca Ballard | June 9, 2016
Here are 10 tips for boosting your style while avoiding the traps of fast fashion.
by Dave Evans | June 9, 2016
There are a few key things you can look for to give you a better idea of what kind of company you are supporting with your wallet.
by New Dream | June 8, 2016
Alternative gift ideas for Father's Day that are green, family-friendly, and local (because we all know dad doesn't need another necktie).
by Lisa Mastny | June 3, 2016
Kim is very active in her local time bank as a way to support her community and create a more meaningful life outside of the consumer culture.
by Lisa Madison | June 3, 2016
A new film examines how the American Dream has come to the end of its promise, and shows us an alternate pathway to happiness, wellness, and success.
by Pam Holland | May 2, 2016
Decluttering expert Pam Holland believes that tackiing the excess stuff in our lives is key to improving well-being.
by Emily Canan | May 2, 2016
The Center for the New American Dream believes that the American Dream is re-emphasizing its focus to “more of what really matters, such as creating a meaningful life, contributing to community and society, valuing nature, and spending time with family and friends.”
by Edna Rienzi | April 28, 2016
It’s not always easy to come up with a meaningful gift to show our moms how much they mean to us. Here are five gift ideas they're sure to love.