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.

How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
by Tristan Ahtone
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.
But Wait, U.S. Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines
by Mazaska Talks
Despite announcing its intent to stop pipeline project loans, U.S. Bank still gives massive amounts of general financing to oil giants who build pipelines. Will it stop that?
Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
In Photos: A Mother Adjusts to Parenting After Prison
by Christa Hillstrom
A unique initiative in Oregon helps incarcerated mothers stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry
by Sheila Bapat
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
Visual Learning: Dire Straits
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about displaced migrants and the refugee crisis.
Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape Route
BBC's virtual journey follows refugees' footsteps from Syria to Europe.
An Experiment in Gratitude
From Soul Pancake's series "The Science of Happiness," this video follows five participants in an experiment that measures how much their happiness increases after they express gratitude.
These Educators Bring Story, Truth, and Humanity to the Climate Crisis. They Want Your Students to Imagine How They Can Fight for Climate Justice.
Students get straight-up, comprehensive education on climate change and how to be climate change-makers
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding All Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion (Including Keystone XL)
by James Trimarco
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
6 Places Resisting Fear With Compassionate Defiance
by Lornet Turnbull
Sanctuary city policies can only go so far. The real job of creating welcome and safety falls to ordinary people.
The Race to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline Financing
by James Trimarco
Efforts to defund Keystone XL target same banks that supported DAPL. “If you stop the flow of dollars, you stop the flow of oil.”
To Regain People’s Trust, the Democratic Party Must Support Single-Payer
by Sarah van Gelder
Nearly 60 percent of Americans want Medicare for All. Democrats must support it, too.
Ditch the “Animal Farm” Mentality in Resisting Trump Policies
by Colin Beavan
Try less fighting and speaking and doing to get “our” way—and a lot more sitting and listening and questioning and being still.