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Philadelphia 2017: The State of the City
Considering all that has happened in Philadelphia over the past several years, it is difficult to find a single statistical indicator that best captures the state of the city in 2017.
I Am the Black Woman Who Interrupted the Netroots Presidential Town Hall, and This Is Why
Black organizers claimed our rightful place at the front of the progressive movement.
How to Refinish Wood Furniture
Learn how to strip, sand and stain a piece of wooden furniture.
John Matheson mulling challenge against Christenson for mayor
Story by Diti Kohli John Matheson, four-term city councillor for Ward 3, said he will decide whether to launch an official bid for mayor before May. In a phone interview, the prospective candidate …
Why We Need an Entrepreneurial Church
Chris Lowney on the church’s current crisis of membership, management, and Catholic identity, and what can be done
Survey of Social Entrepreneurship Community Reveals Emerging Trends
Last summer, the Skoll Foundation surveyed our Board, partners, and Awardees about trends and issues influencing the work of social entrepreneurs and other change agents. As a curator of the Skoll World Forum program, I wanted to identify important themes to cover and people to include at the 2017 Skoll World Forum, to build an […]
10 Drought-Tolerant Plants to Have a Bountiful Garden—With Less Water
Modern Farmer’s guide to the dry-farming cornucopia.
Why I’m Grateful for the Local Church
I love my church where I serve, but I’m also very grateful for the local church in general. In all its beauty and flaws, I can’t imagine culture surviving without it.
10 Healthy Team Snacks for Kids' Sports
Ditch the chips and cookies and bring these healthier team snacks to your child's game instead.