Most Recent Articles - YES!
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.
Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staffposted Nov 28, 2013
- Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
StoryCorps: On Black Friday, Don’t Shop For Loved Ones—Listen to Them
by Natalie Lubsenposted Nov 28, 2013
- Finish out the holiday week by taking a few minutes to record the story of someone you love. We guarantee it will mean more to you than shopping.
Veggies at the Liquor Store—and 5 Other Ways to Bring Food to Your Community
by Shannan Stollposted Nov 27, 2013
- Out-of-the-box ideas for putting healthier food on our neighborhood plates—and make friends doing it.
These 4 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 27, 2013
- Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
How I Got My Husband to Take Care of His Body (Even Though He Just Wants to Take Care of Me)
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 27, 2013
- If it takes being a "controlling wife" to make my husband value his own health over his love for his family, I'm going to do it.
This New Bill Could Put 2,500 More People In Prison: Meet the Organization Trying to Stop It
by Nur Laljiposted Nov 27, 2013
- "Violence is not simply shooting people. Violence is also poverty. It's also incarceration—putting people in prison is incredibly violent."
Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Nov 27, 2013
- Since I first published “Diet for a Small Planet” in 1971, the movement for food that is good for our bodies and our planet has blossomed beyond what I ever imagined. Here’s how.
What Occupy Oakland Taught Me About Healthy Eating
by AshEL Eldridgeposted Nov 26, 2013
- We came to Occupy because of America’s dangerous gap between rich and poor. But equally distressing was how many of us suffered from diseases created by a food system that makes healthy food inaccessible to the poor.
A Native Answer to "The Onion" (And 4 Other Great Things Happening on Reservations)
by Aura Bogadoposted Nov 25, 2013
- Native people are crafting some seriously creative and progressive ways of life, from same-sex marriages in states that don't allow it to the revitalization of indigenous languages.
TPP Protestors to Foreign Negotiators: "Don't Let U.S. Bully You"
by James Trimarcoposted Nov 22, 2013
- Negotiators from Latin American and Asian countries said they were "doing their best" to stand up to the U.S. Trade Representative.
Environmentalists Use Drones to Conserve–Not Destroy
by YES! online staffposted Nov 22, 2013
- Lian Pin Koh shows us how drones can be used for animal conservation, and keep an eye on poachers in the process.
"Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL
by Kristin Moeposted Nov 22, 2013
- At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
Forget the Food Industry: Rediscover the Pleasure of Buying, Cooking, and Eating Real Food
by Arun Guptaposted Nov 22, 2013
- Junk food may have captured the American palate, but a few simple ingredients and techniques can win it back.
8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces
by Katrina Rabelerposted Nov 22, 2013
- If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the page to the real world.
Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Nov 22, 2013
- The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.