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.

We All Know Biking Makes Us Healthier. But It’s Even Better Than We Thought
by Jason Gill, Carlos Celis-Morales
Think you’re too busy to exercise? Here’s why you should consider cycling to work.
Seattle Judge Rules Justice Department Can’t Limit Legal Assistance to Immigrants
by Melissa Hellmann
In siding with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the ruling also prevents the department from issuing cease-and-desist letters to similar organizations around the country.
This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump’s Immigration Policies
by Mary Turck
Even with limited control over ICE agents, sanctuary is a public statement with a powerful political impact.
Paranoid and Scared After Watching The Handmaid’s Tale? Good
by Mark Rahner
The TV show is striking a chord that the novel and movie did not. Maybe it’s because we’re starting to see bits of Gilead all around us.
Yes, We Can Choose Good Globalization
by David Korten
The integration of knowledge, science, hospitality, and travel can have huge benefits for human connections and peace.
Resisting White Supremacy Can’t Happen Without Self-Care
by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins
For women of color, prioritizing our own physical, mental, and emotional well-being is vital to our fight for social justice.
How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
by Tristan Ahtone
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.
But Wait, U.S. Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines
by Mazaska Talks
Despite announcing its intent to stop pipeline project loans, U.S. Bank still gives massive amounts of general financing to oil giants who build pipelines. Will it stop that?
Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
In Photos: A Mother Adjusts to Parenting After Prison
by Christa Hillstrom
A unique initiative in Oregon helps incarcerated mothers stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry
by Sheila Bapat
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
Visual Learning: Dire Straits
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about displaced migrants and the refugee crisis.
Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape Route
BBC's virtual journey follows refugees' footsteps from Syria to Europe.
An Experiment in Gratitude
From Soul Pancake's series "The Science of Happiness," this video follows five participants in an experiment that measures how much their happiness increases after they express gratitude.