Stories by Kim Ridley

Kim Ridley is co-editor of "Signs of Hope: In Praise of Ordinary Heroes." She writes about people creating positive social change for Ode Magazine. subscribe to Kim Ridley's feed

Posted on: Mar 14, 2008, Source: Ode

Scientists are finding that spices can ease inflammation, kill bacteria and viruses, and even cause cancer cells to self-destruct.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2007, Source: Ode

Visiting the hospital is supposed to heal people, but it's hard to get better in a place that uses toxic chemicals and serves processed food. Is change on the way?

Posted on: Jul 6, 2007, Source: Ode

What ails the U.S. health care system and how to fix it.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source: Ode

Hormone-mimicking chemicals found in food, water, and many consumer goods may well be the cause of why children as young as eight are showing signs of sexual development.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2006, Source: Ode

Are homeopathic remedies more effective than flu shots? According to 1918 figures, they may be.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2005, Source: Ode

A new movement is increasingly grabbing attention: democratic schools. What happens when children get a say in their own education?