"Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution
by Roman KrznaricFeb 10, 2014
- Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it.
Photo Essay: Pete Seeger's Life on the Hudson
by Sarah van GelderJan 28, 2014
- In December 2007, YES! editor-in-chief Sarah van Gelder interviewed Pete Seeger in his home in Beacon, New York. Seeger showed Sarah his family photo albums, his DIY solar-powered car, and, of course, a whole wall filled with banjos.
How Cooking Can Change Your Life
Jan 28, 2014
- In this powerful RSA Short, Michael Pollan shares some real talk about the difference between home cooked food and food made by corporations.
"Jazz in America" Curriculum
by Jing FongJan 28, 2014
- The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has developed "Jazz in America," an Internet-based jazz curriculum for social studies, American history, and music classes to help students "develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage."
Fresh and Fly: Denver Rapper Teaches Kids to Be Gardeners Not Gangstas
by DJ CavemJan 28, 2014
- For Ietef "DJ Cavem" Vita, HIP HOP is not just a form of music, it's a way of life—one he's using to teach kids about cultivating the earth and eating fresh veggies.
Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker
by Shannon HayesDec 10, 2013
- Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
Photo Essay: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Joins the Green Museum Movement
by YES! Online StaffDec 06, 2013
- LEED certification is tricky for museums, which must carefully regulate temperature and humidity. That makes this brand new building in small-town Washington all the more remarkable.
Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staffNov 28, 2013
- Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
These 5 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin SagenNov 27, 2013
- Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
Nov 18, 2013
- KarmaTube music video on kindness.
Kids Can Teach Themselves
Oct 21, 2013
- In this TED Talk, 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra believes that a child-driven education is the best way for kids to learn. Mitra shares his findings from his Granny Cloud and Hole in the Wall projects.
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
by Chuck CollinsSep 24, 2013
- From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off
by YES! online staffSep 20, 2013
- The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
by YES! online staffSep 13, 2013
- When about 97 percent of India's vultures died due to eating carcasses that contained a drug called diclofenac, it caused a boom in the feral dog population. The resulting rabies epidemic cost India billions of dollars between 1993 and 2006.
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staffSep 06, 2013
- Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
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