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Would You Dine in This Prison?

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At the Clink, incarcerated chefs and waiters serve world-class cuisine to the public — and prepare for life on the outside.

Could a Citizens’ Assembly Help Fix Your Democracy?

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Allowing randomly selected people to influence government policies has promise — and limitations.

Why a Michelin-Starred Chef Loves Carbon-Negative ‘Sea Rice’

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It grows everywhere and could help save the planet with every serving.

Africa’s Wikipedia Editors Are Changing How the World Sees Their Continent

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A grassroots movement enlists Africans to write their own story on one of the world’s biggest websites.

‘Vaccine Altruists’ Are Finding Appointments for Strangers

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For those who don’t have the time or computer savvy to scour the internet, a volunteer movement is emerging.

Its Streets Safer, Baltimore Will Stop Prosecuting Minor Crimes

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An experiment started during the pandemic to reduce jail populations will continue indefinitely.

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Don’t Toss It, Fix It! Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the “Right to Repair”

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The EU is restricting products designed to be unfixable, forcing companies to change their ways.

Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.

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A single infusion of cash helped recipients pay their rent, get to work — and put their lives back on track.

The Tiny-House Village That’s Changing Lives

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Agape Village is a place where people find community, structure, stability — and a path to permanent housing.

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Free the Playgrounds!

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Elaborate, over-programmed playgrounds increasingly dictate how kids should use them. Can a new type of playscape unwrite the script?

Singapore Shows What Serious Urban Farming Looks Like

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In a city-state that imports 90% of its food, rooftop gardens are a matter of national food security.

Africa’s Wikipedia Editors Are Changing How the World Sees Their Continent

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A grassroots movement enlists Africans to write their own story on one of the world’s biggest websites.