YES! Magazine Blogs

Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 09, 2010 09:45 PM |

How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.

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Movies, My Kids, and Me

Shannon Hayes at Sep 08, 2010 12:00 PM |

Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.

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Cravings and Compassion on a 10-Mile Diet

Vicki Robin at Sep 08, 2010 06:05 AM |

Eating within a 10-mile radius of my house makes me really miss certain foods, but there's a lot about normal eating habits I don't miss.

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Good for You? Bad for You?

Vicki Robin at Sep 06, 2010 12:40 PM |

What's the impact of hyperlocal eating on our health?

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5 Days! (But Who's Counting?)

Vicki Robin at Sep 05, 2010 05:05 PM |

What I've eaten in my 10-mile diet so far.

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Handmade Butter and Cheese

Vicki Robin at Sep 04, 2010 05:00 AM |

Without my own cow or goat, the secret to getting dairy products is all about neighborliness.

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The Little Mosque in Medina

Jamal Rahman at Sep 03, 2010 01:00 PM |

The current flap over the proposed Islamic center-cum-mosque in New York City offers a good opportunity to reflect on the nature and purpose of places of worship.

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Relational Eating

Vicki Robin at Sep 02, 2010 08:55 PM |

Making today's lunch, I realized: I know everyone who raised this food.

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10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck

Vicki Robin at Sep 02, 2010 05:35 AM |

What my neighbors and I learned when we sat down to figure out what food resources we have at hand, and how to fill the gaps.

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Morning Tea on a 10-Mile Diet

Vicki Robin at Sep 01, 2010 05:45 PM |

Another lesson of 10-mile eating: To get your needs met you have to say what they are, and give your neighbors a chance to help you.

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Five Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us)

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 01, 2010 12:45 PM |

The Pakistani people need our help. Here’s what we can do today, and how to reduce the number of future disasters.

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10-Mile Diet, Minus 2 Hours

Vicki Robin at Sep 01, 2010 05:15 AM |

Vicki Robin on beginning her 10-mile diet: "Today has felt a bit like being on a conveyor belt heading off a cliff. Or like a prisoner eating her last meal."

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Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers

David Korten at Aug 30, 2010 01:15 PM |

What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.

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On Facing Judgment

Shannon Hayes at Aug 17, 2010 04:55 PM |

Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.

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Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash

Richard Conlin at Aug 16, 2010 03:35 PM |

There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.

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A Giant Leap for Humankind

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Aug 13, 2010 08:55 PM |

The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.

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Sticking Together in Tough Times

Chuck Collins at Aug 10, 2010 04:00 PM |

With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.

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10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy

David Korten at Aug 06, 2010 02:25 PM |

It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.

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A Tale of Two Economies

David Korten at Aug 04, 2010 02:30 PM |

David Korten wants your help planning the narration for a new video about our economic choices: Wall Street's phantom wealth vs. the real wealth of a Main Street economy.

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The Right to Housing in Haiti

Colette Lespinasse with Beverly Bell at Jul 29, 2010 04:55 PM |

With housing still inadequate more than 6 months after the earthquake, Haiti is witnessing the seeds of a people's movement to demand the human right to housing.

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