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.
For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating
by Jonathan Roweposted Mar 21, 2013
- Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own
by Nina Rogozenposted Mar 20, 2013
- The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover
by Sven Eberleinposted Mar 20, 2013
- From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps is going to be, “There’s a co-op for that.” But co-ops need customers, money, and training. How do we shift from business as usual to the work of cooperation?
Credit Unions Put Your Money to Work—Right Where You Live
by Colleen Kimmetposted Mar 20, 2013
- What if your bank’s first priority was to do good? Vancouver’s Vancity leads the way in putting dollars back into the community.
Sustainable Happiness? 6 Ways to Get There
by Catherine O'Brien, Ian Murrayposted Mar 20, 2013
- Discover natural highs, map your interdependence, and other ways to discover joy within your reach.
Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Mar 20, 2013
- Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
Three Tactics for a Stronger Climate Movement
by Melanie Jae Martinposted Mar 19, 2013
- In January, the Sierra Club reversed a 121-year-old ban on civil disobedience to reflect the urgency of climate change. The move presents an opening for radical groups to try new tactics like the three discussed here.
No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men
by Kim Simonposted Mar 18, 2013
- What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.
New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution”
by Kristin Hugoposted Mar 15, 2013
- Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.
What Our Kids Can Teach Us About Trying Over
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 15, 2013
- Children’s future happiness is not tied to how well they behave or whether they will be able to hold a job. It is tied to their ability to create with their minds and their hands.
Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South?
by Jim Wallisposted Mar 15, 2013
- The first pope chosen from outside Europe in a millennium lives in a small apartment, takes the bus, and calls out wealth inequality where he sees it. Can his vision change the Church?
Teaching Emotions: A Different Approach to Ending School Violence
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Mar 14, 2013
- A growing network of programs is teaching kids how to understand and express their emotions. Among their results: decreased aggression and violence.
Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths
by Richard Schiffmanposted Mar 11, 2013
- Psychologists recently conducted a study that found that meditation may make you more liberal, at least in the short-term. Richard Schiffman argues that the politics of true spirituality are more about balance than support for any one side.
Hugo Chavez: Friend of the Poor, Demagogue, or Both?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Mar 08, 2013
- From 1999 to 2013, Hugo Chavez served as president of Venezuela. He leaves behind a mixed legacy that includes admirable efforts to empower the poor, but also a disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism.
Video Demonstrates “Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality
by Catherine Woodiwissposted Mar 08, 2013
- Statistics about how much wealth is possessed by different groups of people can be hard to wrap your mind around. This video visualizes the figures in a few different ways—and the picture isn’t pretty.