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.

No Price Tags: These Neighbors Built Their Own Economy Without Money
by Araz Hachadourian
Time-banking is a model for trading skills, goods, and labor instead of money. There are close to 500 such banks across the country.
New Medicaid Rules Could Cost the Government More in the Long Run
by Diane Dewar
Without access to routine care, those who lose coverage will make more expensive trips to emergency rooms.
5 Ways You Can Support a Loved One With Depression
by Wiley Reading
How to move beyond “awareness” toward better understanding.
Can the President Really Do That?
by Lisa Manheim, Kathryn Watts
Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.
How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy
by Ai-jen Poo, Sarita Gupta
It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.
Is Your Weekend Helping or Hurting Your Happiness?
by Jean Twenge
New research offers some simple advice to boost your happiness: Put down your phone and go do something—just about anything—else.
The Sassiest Signs From the Seattle Women’s March
by Lori Panico
PHOTO ESSAY: Everywhere, walking shoes, water bottles, and thousands of people with a lot to say.
Swedish Death Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Digital Clutter, Too
by Rachel Connor
If we don’t make the decisions about what to keep or discard—whether actual or online—then ultimately it’s up to others.
When Economic Growth Indicates Failure
by David Korten
For the well-being of most everyone—including the rich—equality is more important than growth.
With Marijuana Now Legal, L.A. Goes Further to Make Amends for the War on Drugs
by Kevon Paynter
The city creates a “social equity” tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Farming Brings Refugees Closer to Home Through Food and Community
by Sammi-Jo Lee
They were forced out of their homes by Burmese military violence. Now they’re rebuilding their lives in North Carolina.
Let's Talk About DACA
Uneasy about discussing DACA—and its related issues like immigration, racism, and sanctuary—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
I Stood Up to ICE, and Now They’re Trying to Deport Me
by Maru Mora Villalpando
With the letter delivered to my house, ICE has officially made the leap from a law enforcement agency to a political repression agency.
Appalachia Puts Environmental Human Rights to the Test
by Nicholas F. Stump
The region is often written off as a “national sacrifice zone.” But can it find new and more robust legal remedies for limiting harmful extraction?
A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power
by Nathan Schneider
At work behind almost any great social movement is an engine of counter-economy.