More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8 billion hours of their services in 2010.
Private mints are on the upswing as a way to locally focus business capital.
Today, more than a dozen websites connect borrowers and lenders without using banks as middlemen.
The inaugural United States Peace Index provides the first-ever ranking of the 50 states based on their levels of peace.
Banners whose designs are a metaphor for the tree, a symbol of sustainability, are sprouting up on light posts at high-traffic locations throughout cities participating in the Urban Forest Project.
Research shows that where we grew up helps define our values and sense of self.
Space for urban parks is increasingly popping up in unexpected, underused and under-appreciated places.
Cohousing is a growing phenomenon in both rural and urban areas, and a trend that baby boomers are likely going to embrace.
New website offers an online community of people seeking to share or borrow items they occasionally need and would rather not buy, from ladders to carpet steamers and party chairs to kayaks.
Mothers who understand the benefits of green living to the health and welfare of their offspring now and in the future can enjoy easy access to helpful practical information.