Take a Walk: 11 Ways to Build the Healthy Habit
by Jay WalljasperOct 16, 2015
- Walking might just be the easiest way to get in daily exercise. Here are a few ways to make the practice even easier.
How a Prison’s Debate Team Beat Harvard’s (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffOct 16, 2015
- Bernie Sanders calls climate change our biggest security threat, a video illustrates how few women are in positions of power, and Black Lives Matter organizers take on more than just race.
Video: The Racist Origins of 6 Common Phrases You Probably Use
by Liz PleasantOct 16, 2015
- The point isn’t that we necessarily have to abandon phrases like “hip hip hooray” and “no can do.” But understanding their racist origins helps us move beyond them.
Call for Submissions: Picturing the New Economy
Oct 14, 2015
- YES! Magazine and the New Economy Coalition want to create some new visual culture for our economic movements. Here’s how you can help. Deadline is October 20.
Can Local Economies Revolutionize the US? This Adviser to China Thinks So
by Marcus Harrison GreenOct 14, 2015
- Laurence Brahm advises the Chinese government on economic and environmental policy. Here’s what he thinks the United States can learn from China.
Researchers Say Watching Movies Helps You Work Your Empathy Muscle
by Christopher Zumski FinkeOct 14, 2015
- Can something as simple as watching movies—and empathizing with fictional characters—help generate more compassion and understanding in the real world?
Bull Sharks, Bimini, and Disappearing Islands: How Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants Blasts the Walls Off My Classroom
by Joe GrabowskiOct 13, 2015
- When Joe Grabowski's students reacted with horror to his stories about sharks, Grabowski took a novel approach to help these sharkaphobes get over their fear. Joe found shark researchers from the Bahamas to chat with his students online. Since that day, Joe's students have gone on over 100 global expeditions—meeting penguins, astronauts, and scuba divers. This is Joe's story.
Resources to Teach #BlackLivesMatter
Oct 13, 2015
- The San Francisco Unified School District has compiled a collection of no-holds-barred resources to teach #BlackLivesMatter, including “Dos and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson.” Dare to ask your students what they want to talk about regarding Michael Brown’s death, the roots of this tragedy, and how they can stand up to racial injustice
This Writer Brings the World to Your Classroom. She Wants Your Students to Understand the Everyday Struggles and Courage of Ordinary People.
Oct 13, 2015
- Welcome to the world of Cleary Vaughan-Lee and Global Oneness Project, whose films, photography essays, stories, and lessons immerse you into the extraordinary lives of your global neighbors.
Visual Learning: What's the Buzz?
by Cara ThompsonOct 13, 2015
- This Visual Learning Lesson will get your students thinking about the importance of honey bees and the effects of commercial pesticide-use on colony health.
The Last Gift of Eduardo Galeano: Stories of History for the Sake of the Future
by Andy Lee RothOct 12, 2015
- The Uruguayan journalist and historian authored more than 40 books, but his legacy will live on in our cultural imagination.
Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They're Thriving
by Sarah van GelderOct 09, 2015
- When Republic Windows and Doors closed down without giving workers notice, the issue drew national attention. Since then, they’ve turned the factory into a worker-owned co-op—where they hold the power.
Video: An Economist Explains How Money Has Caused the Climate Crisis
by Liz PleasantOct 09, 2015
- Typically, we solve problems by expanding the economy. When it comes to the environment, that will only make things worse.
80 Percent of Us Owe Money to Institutions. Can We Leverage It to Reduce Inequality?
by Kate AronoffOct 08, 2015
- Three visionaries discuss how America’s debt problem has transformed the movements they work with.
Remembering Grace Lee Boggs and the Revolution She Inspired in Us
by YES! StaffOct 08, 2015
- YES! has put together a tribute page to honor Grace Lee Boggs and the lives she touched while she was with us. Share your own thoughts with #RememberingGrace.
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