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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.

Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know) Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia Funes
Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather  in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
by Adam Kerby
These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayes
"There are times when I question whether I was a fool to walk away from a conventional career."
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Moore
“What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
by Alexis Goldstein
Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
by Leah Penniman
The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
by Laura Flanders
Cooperative Home Care Associates' 2,300 workers enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffman
For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC
by Elizabeth May
As environmental lawyer and author Gus Speth once said, "Politicians ride the waves. People's movements make the waves."
As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out the Hate As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out the Hate
by Laurie Smolenski
Just as the world watched the bombing of a Freedom Rider bus with horror, the world is now watching the angry protests against migrant children.
The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation
by RISD FAV
Want to understand the science behind empathy? This quick video explains why and when we care.
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
by Tom Lawson
“We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
Fania Davis' Response to Spring 2014 Essay Winners Fania Davis' Response to Spring 2014 Essay Winners
Fania Davis, co-founder and executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, responds to the winners of the Spring 2014 essay competition.
Spring 2014 College Winner Matt Flagg Spring 2014 College Winner Matt Flagg
Matt Flagg is a student at Cascadia Community College at Bothell, Washington. He responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Where Dignity is Part of the School Day," by Fania Davis. Read Matt's essay about the injustices a childhood friend endured and why he felt students didn't stand up for him.
Spring 2014 High School Winner Simone Phillips Spring 2014 High School Winner Simone Phillips
Simone Phillps is an incoming freshman at Fordham University in New York City, NY. She responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Where Dignity is Part of the School Day," by Fania Davis. Read Simone's essay that illustrates the unnecessary hardships caused by the injustice of the punitive system.
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