To cope with intense loneliness after moving to New York City, Hannah Brencher offered to write an old-fashioned love letter to any stranger who needed one. She never guessed how many people she would ultimately reach.
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“There’s heat enough for Norway, if Africans would share,” quips this parody of overblown charity fundraisers that’s blowing up the Web. The purpose? To swap stereotypes for real needs.
Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.
One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
A glitch in PNC Bank’s online payment system meant the Cruz family’s home fell into foreclosure, putting it at the center of a committed community stand-off.
What does a given moment look like on the other side of the globe? A new documentary captures a single day in every country on Earth.
How the poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has changed the world with her words.
An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
You’re never too old to change the world.
Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.
Video: Thousands of protesters in New York City sing, “This Land Is Your Land.”
Video: Occupiers are once again camping in protest, this time outside the New York Stock Exchange.
As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.