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Science Says You CAN Pinpoint The Source Of Happiness.. And It's Not What Most People Think

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Science confirmed what we've suspected all along: Caring about others actively increases our own personal happiness. Jacob Soboroff a TakePart Live...

PHOTOS: Awesome Activist Art

TakePart | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact

Perusing through the annals of activist art is hardly as simple as going to a single museum like the Met and seeing it all laid out before you on star...

VAWA Offers New Protections, But What's Next?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

By Cristina M. Finch, TakePart The vote by Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Thursday is a major step forward for women...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Hidden Costs Of The Farm Bill

Posted 06.13.2012 | Food

The 2012 Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that is currently working its way through the Senate, is full of controversy. The infographic below...

Top 5 Reasons Why Teachers Keep Leaving The Classroom

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Just as high school dropout and graduation rates are a persistent issue of concern in the education arena, teacher turnover rates are similarly troubl...

Six Positively Promising World Cup Campaigns You Might Have Missed

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

As the eyes of the world turn elsewhere, South Africans, myself included, find themselves inspired by the creativity and entrepreneurism surrounding the spectacle. So in the spirit of optimism, here are six such examples you might have missed.

The Teaching Garden and my Goal to Create Healthier Habits for Children

Gabrielle Reece | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gabrielle Reece

I'm working with the Teaching Garden, bringing an innovative, hands-on nutrition and fitness curriculum to kids. Educating our children is the first step toward living healthier and eating right.

Chernobyl Children's Charity Gets Help From 1,000 Mile UK Walk

TakePart | Ben Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Alex Walker and Liam Kirkwood were still two years from being born when disaster struck at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The meltdown on the Ukra...

Fight Childhood Obesity By Supporting Public School Nutrition Reform

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

Kids have gotten bigger recently. In fact, according to the CDC, obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with nearly 20 percent of children aged 6-11 and 18 percent for those aged 12-19.

Big Barack Bummer

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's disappointing that the Obama Administration is not providing the visionary leadership on agriculture, like it is in some many other policy areas.

Teens Need Kitchen Counter-Culture

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's ironic that teens today are correctly pushing the social agenda in their schools to allow a diversity of identities to be expressed but are consuming foods that have little nutritional value and are uniform.

10 Tips For A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Preparing a sustainable meal can be a selfish endeavor; I guarantee you that it will be more fun, tastier and make for a good conversation at your table. However, it's also about our global community.

How to Build a Community With Every Bite

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Sadly, we live in an era where Bar and Bat Mitzvahs have become night-club shuls with absurd budgets. One family went the opposite route, incorporating sustainable practices throughout.

Hope Plus, Global Caring Portal, To Launch In December

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Phil Noble describes Hope Plus, his upcoming online action network, as "a global eBay for caring." Hope Plus is being developed by Noble's PoliticsOnl...

Let's Feed America

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

The latest government report on poverty suggesting that U.S. hunger problem lies at least partly in wages, not just an absence of work. This begs the question, how are these people surviving?

Sigg Says Sorry, Patagonia Dumps Sigg

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The anti-BPA movement is spreading nationwide. Chicago has already banned the toxin and legislation is currently pending in California

From Fries to Fennel, How Food, Inc. Is Changing America

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Food, Inc., the widely celebrated documentary that continues to expand nationwide as quickly as GMO seeds infect organic crops, is topping the box office in documentary sales.

Time's Up for Dolphins in Taiji

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a little town in Japan called Taiji. Through an award-winning documentary, the bloody secret of this town has been exposed: September through March, 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered.

Sneaky Sigg Sold BPA

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Millions of others joined the Sigg bandwagon after learning about the horrors of many reusable plastic bottles that contain BPA or polycarbonate. However, it seems like we were duped.

Meet Happy Chickens

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

I had the pleasure of interviewing 12-year old Orren Fox of Newburyport, MA who happens to keep 25 backyard chickens.

Declare Your Food Independence

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's time that we return to our roots. Literally. We need to support a food system that offers us healthy, safe, sustainable, fresh foods. And what better time to begin than on Independence Day?

I Saw Food, Inc. Now What?

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a lot of simple but highly effective things you can do to transition off of a corn-based diet, lessen your carb(on) food/footprint, support local farmers and choose humanely raised meats.

Tetro Is Illuminating

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sarah Newman

The film is a timeless, brooding, sensuous exploration of the physical and emotional struggles between brothers, in the backdrop of a sometimes absurd, comedic snapshot of an Argentine town.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Now There's No Fish

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

We mine the depths of our polluted oceans for food. We're fishing and consuming unsustainable amounts of seafood using irresponsible practices.

FDA: Get BPA Out ASAP

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

You, like millions of other Americans, probably regularly use and consume products made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical that is a $6 billion global industry.