Most Recent Articles - YES!

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Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Want Republicans to Work with Democrats to Improve ACA
by Mark Trahant
And the majority of the Senate wants to work together, find common ground, and move on. That’s called governing.
What the Insanity of Mass Incarceration Has Done To Us
by Patrice Gaines
We have lived with mass incarceration for so long that we do not see that it’s making even those who are supposed to be free less human—and less humane.
How Horror Films Are Bringing More Gender Equality to Hollywood
by Beth Younger
A new study finds that horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)
by Mike Males
Americans under 25 are bringing a new era of tolerance, education, and vastly improved behaviors while older folks are acting worse. That isn’t starry-eyed idealism. It’s hard numbers.
A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food
by Erin Sagen
Climate change is getting worse, and policymakers are ignoring one of the biggest factors.
Millennials Aren’t the First Generation to Be Blamed for Everything
by Eric Weiskott
In medieval England, young people stirred similar anxieties.
Decolonize Your Diet
by Teresa O'Connor
Love your Mexican food? Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.
The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change
by Peter Kalmus
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
Climate Change Will Force Native Americans to Adapt Religious Rituals Yet Again
by Rosalyn R. LaPier
Global climate change affects everyone. But for many indigenous peoples, natural resources are closely linked to religious beliefs and practices.
The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico
by Michael Dax
How the state’s unique and open relationship with Mexico is overshadowing Trump’s immigration policies.
7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People
by Katie Tastrom
Don’t worry about traumatizing children. Show them that having strong feelings about horrible things happening in the world is part of being human.
The Women of Color Out to Reclaim Marijuana Culture
by Angela Fichter
Most commercial pot shops are owned by rich white men. This all-female art collective wants to remind us of the drug’s community and healing roles.
Cruel to Be Kind? When It’s OK to Make Someone Feel Bad
by Kira M. Newman
Research suggests sometimes inducing a little negative emotion in someone else can improve their long-term well-being.
A New Zealand River Has Human Rights. Now Will Modern Law Come to Its Senses?
by David Korten
Our system of law has the rights issue exactly backward. But humanity is slowly reawakening to the simple logic that Mother Earth’s rights must come before human rights.
Your Chocolate Might Have Survived This Fungus in Ecuador
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Half of all cacao grown in Ecuador is ruined by a disease called frosty pod rot. But farmers, exporters, and chocolate-makers are finding sustainable ways to combat it.