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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.

Can Elders Save the World
by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
This is no time to be wasting the talents and wisdom of elders.
Supporting the Young People Who Just Say No
by Larry Kerschner
How to counter the military recruitment of young people.
7 Ways to Keep Your Marbles
by Jeanette Franks
Tactics to live a long healthy life.
Where Will I Live When I Get Older? Where Will I Live When I Get Older?
by Carolyn McConnell
Green House Project replaces nursing homes.
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshall
Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Parenting: The Sequel Parenting: The Sequel
by Steve and Rita Old Coyote, Dee Axelrod
These grandparents bring savvy and compassion to the task of raising another generation
Operation Homecoming: How to End the Iraq War
by Erik Leaver
U.S. public opinion is turning against continued occupation of Iraq. But how might we extract ourselves?
Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
We need each other across generations. And in this time of mounting crises, we need our elders to act as elders and take a stand for the next seven genertions.
YES! But How? :: Paint Job YES! But How? :: Paint Job
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YES! But How? :: Lumber Certification YES! But How? :: Lumber Certification
Lumber Certification, Water Temperature for Hand Dishwashing, Recycling Electronics, Organic Food
Discussion Guide for Respecting Elders, Becoming Elders
Questions like: • What would you need to do to enter elderhood? What could your community do to support you in making that transition? • Do you have an older person you admire and would like to be like? What makes this person a model for you?
What Is Old Age For?
by William Thomas
It turns out there is a reason humans live decades after our reproductive years end, a reason obscured by reference to "the golden years" and endless products designed to keep us young. The truth is we need our elders to be elders.
What's the matter with sprawl? What's the matter with sprawl?
by Meredith Dearborn, Lisa Kundrat
This article outlines some downfalls of urban sprawl, from environmental to psychological effects.
Toxins to Be Pulled from Cosmetics
by Stacy Malkan
Three top cosmetics firms announce they are removing toxic chemicals from their products.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Whatever the motivation, the transition to more just, green, and beautiful communities could make life richer for everyone, young and old, wealthy and poor.
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