How This Black Student Used Documents and DNA to Find Her Slave Ancestors
by Alexa MillsJan 14, 2016
- Like many African Americans, Lakisha David wanted to trace the roots of her family, who for years were documented only as property. Here’s how she did it.
A Neighborhood Revolution in a Pot of Soup
by Shelley McEuenJan 07, 2016
- After living in the same town for 14 years, I decided it was finally time to meet my neighbors. My secret? Soup night.
Why Do Boys Dress as Warriors and Girls as Princesses? It Starts With the Books They Read
by Peggy AlbersJan 06, 2016
- Research shows that children develop their understanding of things like gender and race before the age of 5 from the characters they meet in stories.
My Year of Magical Tidying
by Erin SagenDec 28, 2015
- How getting rid of two-thirds of my belongings created more space for joy.
How Sustainability Almost Ruined Christmas
by Shannon HayesDec 25, 2015
- As a new parent I tried to delight over stocking stuffers, wrapping paper, and battery-powered plastic thingamabobs. But none of it made me happy.
18 Holiday Gift Ideas—From Co-ops
by Brian Van SlykeDec 14, 2015
- Here's how to use your holiday shopping to support cooperatives.
It’s OK If Winter Makes You Sad
by Jason MarshDec 14, 2015
- Four scientific strategies for an emotionally authentic holiday season.
How Aziz Ansari Helped Me Embrace My “Otherhood”
by Rupa ShenoyDec 11, 2015
- Movies and TV shows are like the mirror American society looks into to understand itself. I didn’t see myself in that reflection until Aziz Ansari’s show, Master of None.
First Openly Gay Country Singer Shares Advice His Dad Gave Him as a Teen
by Liz PleasantNov 06, 2015
- The lead singer for Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band, shares the touching advice he received from his father.
A Quarter of Pakistani Girls Are Married Before They’re 18. This Film Shows What That Feels Like
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 04, 2015
- In her directorial debut, Afia Nathaniel brings the reality of Pakistan's child bride crisis to American audiences.
10 Kids' Halloween Costumes Inspired By Rad American Women, From Angela Davis to Patti Smith
by Kate SchatzOct 20, 2015
- At a time when GOP candidates can barely name an important woman from history, these Rad American Women of Halloween are a great way to have fun and educate others.
Video: 10 Years After Katrina, Has New Orleans Recovered?
by Laura FlandersAug 21, 2015
- This new documentary looks at gentrification in New Orleans and its effects on the city's low-income communities.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
Seattle Led the Country’s Minimum Wage Revolution. Can It Do the Same With Rent Control?
by Marcus Harrison GreenJul 29, 2015
- New York and San Francisco both suffer from soaring rents and gentrification, despite decades of regulation. How Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant plans to do affordable housing right.
A Mom's Guide to Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys
by Shannon HayesJul 28, 2015
- I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.