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.

Meet the Man Bringing Cheap Renewable Energy to His Hometown
by J. Gabriel Ware
“I wanted to bring these projects to the community, so people can see renewable energy working.”
We Need Radical Imagination
by Sarah van Gelder
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.
What White People Can Do for Food Justice
by Zenobia Jeffries
Creator of Master Cooks Corps train-the-trainer program Chef Nadine Nelson says White people in the food movement should ask themselves: What are you doing to hold yourself accountable to people of color?
A Letter to Ursula Le Guin After Her Departure
by Adrienne Maree Brown
When I lost hope in this world, you offered me a plethora of fully formed universes to learn from.
No Price Tags: These Neighbors Built Their Own Economy Without Money
by Araz Hachadourian
Time-banking is a model for trading skills, goods, and labor instead of money. There are close to 500 such banks across the country.
New Medicaid Rules Could Cost the Government More in the Long Run
by Diane Dewar
Without access to routine care, those who lose coverage will make more expensive trips to emergency rooms.
5 Ways You Can Support a Loved One With Depression
by Wiley Reading
How to move beyond “awareness” toward better understanding.
Can the President Really Do That?
by Lisa Manheim, Kathryn Watts
Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.
How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy
by Ai-jen Poo, Sarita Gupta
It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.
Is Your Weekend Helping or Hurting Your Happiness?
by Jean Twenge
New research offers some simple advice to boost your happiness: Put down your phone and go do something—just about anything—else.
The Sassiest Signs From the Seattle Women’s March
by Lori Panico
PHOTO ESSAY: Everywhere, walking shoes, water bottles, and thousands of people with a lot to say.
Swedish Death Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Digital Clutter, Too
by Rachel Connor
If we don’t make the decisions about what to keep or discard—whether actual or online—then ultimately it’s up to others.
When Economic Growth Indicates Failure
by David Korten
For the well-being of most everyone—including the rich—equality is more important than growth.
With Marijuana Now Legal, L.A. Goes Further to Make Amends for the War on Drugs
by Kevon Paynter
The city creates a “social equity” tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Farming Brings Refugees Closer to Home Through Food and Community
by Sammi-Jo Lee
They were forced out of their homes by Burmese military violence. Now they’re rebuilding their lives in North Carolina.