Families & Homes
Place, community, and the people we love.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yehposted Nov 18, 2011
- On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Emotional Learning Brings Real Hope to Schools
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Nov 10, 2011
- A little-known movement helps kids understand the connection between the brain and heart, and improve their behavior (and test scores) too.
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta
by Susan Smartt Cookposted Oct 19, 2011
- Review: Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern midwifery, calls for a return to woman-centered birth culture in her new book.
Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marloweposted Sep 21, 2011
- How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.
The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated
by Leilani Clarkposted Sep 19, 2011
- At 37, Leilani Clark thought she was too old and too independent for roommates. But she soon found herself loving the sharing life...and she’s not alone.
10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household
by Bea Johnsonposted Sep 14, 2011
- A year’s worth of solid waste from Bea Johnson’s home fits in a quart-sized jar. Here's how you can reduce yours.
Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibelposted Sep 07, 2011
- Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
Less Work, More Living
by Juliet Schorposted Sep 02, 2011
- Working fewer hours could save our economy, save our sanity, and help save our planet.
Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 30, 2011
- Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.
Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family
by Kathy Kottarasposted Aug 25, 2011
- 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"
by Bronson Ho’omaikai Afongposted Aug 10, 2011
- 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.
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 09, 2011
- 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
by Stuart Glascock, Paige Grant, Chris Hannposted Jul 29, 2011
- 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
by Jason McLennanposted Jul 13, 2011
- 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?
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 07, 2011
- Shannon Hayes: What happens when one member of a couple wants to live a new kind of life—but the other doesn't?