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Place, community, and the people we love.

Work Less, Live More Work Less, Live More
by Juliet Schor
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.
Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family
by Kathy Kottaras
Since trying the No Impact Week experiment, our family has learned to be mindful of our habits, and live with more joy.
Powerful Voice Winner Bronson Afong Essay on "Blessings Revealed" Powerful Voice Winner Bronson Afong Essay on "Blessings Revealed"
by Bronson Ho’omaikai Afong
Bronson, our Powerful Voice winner, is a student at Blanche Pope Elementary in Oahu, Hawaii. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Blessings Revealed" by Puanani Burgess. Read Bronson's essay on how his gifts help keep his Hawaiian culture alive.
Saying Goodbye to the P.O. Saying Goodbye to the P.O.
by Shannon Hayes
Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
What the Outside Can Do for the Inside What the Outside Can Do for the Inside
by Stuart Glascock, Paige Grant, Chris Hann
Family, community, and the world of ideas help prisoners cope and prepare for life after incarceration. Eight outreach programs that make a difference.
To Save Our Cities, Put Children First To Save Our Cities, Put Children First
by Jason McLennan
What’s the universal design principle that can make our cities great? Kid-friendliness, says architect Jason McLennan.
Can You Be a Radical Homemaker With an Unsupportive Partner? Can You Be a Radical Homemaker With an Unsupportive Partner?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: What happens when one member of a couple wants to live a new kind of life—but the other doesn't?
Fatherhood Confronts Climate Change Fatherhood Confronts Climate Change
by Anna Fahey
Book Review: Environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard's "Hot" describes what life will be like for his daughter's generation.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans
by Oliver Lazenby
With nine million multiracial Americans, the nation has come a long way.
Why Punish Pain? Why Punish Pain?
by Gabor Maté
A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Renouncing, Reclaiming, Rebuilding: The 3 Steps of Radical Homemaking Renouncing, Reclaiming, Rebuilding: The 3 Steps of Radical Homemaking
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on the process of replacing the “givens” of mainstream life with more resilient ways of living.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burton
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
Obama’s Sister: What Our Mother Taught Us Obama’s Sister: What Our Mother Taught Us
by Fran Korten
Maya Soetoro-Ng reflects on her childhood with brother Barack, her own family and children, and how to keep everyone connected.
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