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YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Your Stories of the Good Life
The World in One Neighborhood, how to live the good life, examples of six different ways
Resources for the Good Life
Resources for the Good Life - family and simple living, finding time, food and the good life, community and commons
Street-corner Revolution
by Stephen Silha
The Village Building Convergence. A sunflower painted across an intersection. A solar-powered fountain. A corner tea kiosk. Portlanders are taking over their streets and teaching city officials to love “city repair.”
Mother of Exiles
by Pramila Jayapal
In the U.S. today, immigrants are taking the blame for everything from environmental stresses to terrorism to the poor job market. What’s at stake for all of us in this debate?
Book Review - With All Our Strength: the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Book Review - With All Our Strength: the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
by Negin Almassi
Book Review- CONFRONTING CONSUMPTION Edited by Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca Book Review- CONFRONTING CONSUMPTION Edited by Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca
by Vicki Robin
Book Review- CONFRONTING CONSUMPTION Edited by Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca
Book Review - A Human Being Died That Night: a South African Story of Forgiveness Book Review - A Human Being Died That Night: a South African Story of Forgiveness
by Leah Samuel
Book review - Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, And Sex Workers In the New Economy Book review - Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, And Sex Workers In the New Economy
by Robin Broad
Walking Through Fear
by Frances Moore Lappé
An interview with Frances Moore Lappé by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Cheese, Bread, and Thou Cheese, Bread, and Thou
by The Cheese Board Collective
A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.
What Is the Good Life? Discussion Guide
But what really makes for a satisfying life? When you look at your own life, what has brought you genuine joy? What has brought you deep and lasting contentment? In this issue, we explore the question philosophers have wrestled with at least since Socrates asked, “How should one live?”
Yes! But How?
Tips on polycarbonate bottle safety, natural products to protect wood furniture, CD recycling and natural flea repellent. If you're searching for practical ways to live sustainably, just ask us.
Carry Me Away
by Rachel Attituq Qitsualik
Yet this is a sort of knowledge that generations before us have already held, a way of appreciating the world that we might share without trauma, without hard lessons, if we but remember how our ancestors used to live.
Little Cash, Lots of Riches
by David Reynolds
In the midst of an otherwise impoverished region, the people of Kerala, India, are flourishing. What’s their secret?
10 Ways You Can Change U.S. History
by Fran Korten
Here are my top 10 ideas for making a difference—and staying sane in the months leading up to the election.
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