Most Recent Articles - YES!

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This New Rule Will Bring Secretive Corporate Tax Breaks to Light
by Puck Lo
Every year, governments spend tens of billions of dollars on tax breaks for private companies. Now, state and city governments will have to start reporting it as lost income.
Study Shows Mindful Meditation Helps Reduce Racial Bias
by Jill Suttie
A new study shows that meditation can transform racial bias at any age.
What If Teachers Got Million-Dollar Deals Instead of Athletes? In Key and Peele's World, They Do
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The comedy duo's SportsCenter spoof is the most exciting look yet at how awesome things would be if we made teaching a priority.
The Weekly Crunch: Zero-Waste Grocery Stores, Black Women's Business Boom, Robocops for Cyber-Bullies
by YES! Staff
Like reading the news while chomping on granola. Here’s what we've been chewing on lately.
Naomi Klein: Obama Makes Strides Toward Reducing Coal—But We Still Have a Long Way to Go
by Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh
Under new EPA regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions. But does the plan go far enough?
The Indigenous Rituals That Heal Us
by Patricia St. Onge
How the Medicine Wheel can guide us to transform communities that have suffered from racial injustice
Fall 2015 National Student Writing Competition: Justice for All
Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables Last Saturday
by Araz Hachadourian
For one day last week, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. The country is spending €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
This NYC Real Estate Co-Op Helps Small Businesses Stay Put
by Araz Hachadourian
A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
LA's New Car Share Program Offers Electric Vehicles to Low-Income Drivers
by Shared-Use Mobility Center
Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles' program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
The Weekly Crunch: Tiny Houses in Vancouver and Why the South Is the New China
by YES! Staff
This week: Bee activists step up their game, Bernie Sanders lays out his views on all thing politicals, and fracking takes its toll on Oklahoma.
Seattle Led the Country’s Minimum Wage Revolution. Can It Do the Same With Rent Control?
by Marcus Harrison Green
New York and San Francisco both suffer from soaring rents and gentrification, despite decades of regulation. How Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant plans to do affordable housing right.
A North Carolina Textile Co-Op Gives Immigrant Workers a Stake in the Business
by Cecilia Garza
In a state that lost 88 percent of its textile industry jobs in just 10 years, small worker-owned cooperatives are islands of rights and resilience.
A Mom's Guide to Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys
by Shannon Hayes
I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.
What Native Hawaiian Culture Can Teach Us About Gender Identity
by Jade Snow
As the documentary Kumu Hina reveals, living between both genders is the more powerful “mahu" way.