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The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

How Cooking Can Change Your Life
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 Fong
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 Cavem
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 Hayes
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 Staff
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 staff
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 Sagen
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.
Being Kind
KarmaTube music video on kindness.
Kids Can Teach Themselves
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 Collins
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 staff
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 staff
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.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staff
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
by YES! online staff
Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer
Jake Bugg, a Tribute to John Denver, and Beethoven for Everyone.