Features by Laurie Stern

Growth of fair trade brings benefits for artisans

Big American retailers are looking to sell more traditional, hand-made items.
Posted In: Fair trade, guatemala

The costs and rewards of adoption

A Minnesota family does what it takes to make their dream of a big family a reality.
Posted In: adoption, family, spending

Downsizing a life

Sifting through years of stuff is one of the most difficult parts of moving. A new start-up will empty your house of all its clutter for a minor fee.
Posted In: moving, downsize, donations

Sand rush splits a community

How the discovery of a valuable commodity under the rolling hills of a rural Wisconsin community has pitted neighbor against neighbor.
Posted In: Oil, sand, fracking, community, neighbors
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