August 21, 2017

Why it's becoming cool to live in your car – or a 150-sq. ft. apartment

When Shawna Nelson leaves her office in Seattle’s suburbs, she does what 28-year-olds often do: dines with friends, goes out dancing, or sees a show. “Job […]
August 20, 2017

Following damage caused by economic rise, China tackles ambitious conservation experiment

More than 2,700 miles before the Mekong River drains into the South China Sea, before it winds past the ancient Khmer temple of Vat Phou and […]
August 19, 2017

Avoid force with North Korea, Invest in research in Africa, Bermuda parties' different campaigns, An ally's help for Taiwan, More vegetables for everyone

“[T]he UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea, after Pyongyang carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests…,” states an […]
August 18, 2017

A common thread in curbing racist expression

After last weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., many Americans feel a need to make better choices about public expressions of racism, such as in Confederate […]
August 17, 2017

What post-ISIS Iraq can do for peace

The collapse of Islamic State (ISIS) strongholds in Iraq is proving to be more than a military victory over terrorists. The two-year battle against the militant […]
August 16, 2017

Meet the Raging Grannies, Portland's not-so-secret warriors for civility

One of the most beloved social activist groups in this Pacific Northwest city, they are the Raging Grannies. “Grannying is the least understood and most powerful […]
August 14, 2017

Washington's response to Charlottesville attack: three questions

August is supposed to be quiet in Washington. But sudden violence in Charlottesville, Va., is roiling US politics and confronting officials from the president to vacationing […]
August 13, 2017

Can you please talk, not text? Parenting the Instagram generation

Jake Lee, a tanned California teenager in baggy shorts and a T-shirt, is lounging on the floor of his parents’ midcentury home. “I’m on social media […]
August 12, 2017

Impact of elections, Support investigation, Training high-schoolers, Investigate operations, Troubled housing

“[W]hy do the elections in Kenya matter not just to Kenyans but to the rest of the African continent and the world?” writes Hamza Mohamed. “Nairobi […]
August 11, 2017

Retirement? No thanks. In 'graying' Japan, these women are just getting started

In this sleepy, mountainous city, 85-year-old Yoshiko Zakoji starts her day with exercises before cooking rice and simmering vegetables for pre-ordered boxed lunches – as she has […]
August 10, 2017

Coming home again: What brings people back to a dying town?

The settling quiet of Main Street in small-town America – so few cars now, shops closed, not so many people – is like a seashell held […]
August 8, 2017

Burning river reborn: How Cleveland saved the Cuyahoga – and itself

Tim Gottshall paused in mid-paddle, his kayak drifting for a moment on the Cuyahoga River, to consider the question: Is the water safe? Nearby on Wendy […]