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Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work
by Sarah van Gelder
“Our philosophy is good, clean, and fair food: Good because it is healthy and tasty; clean because it is produced with low environmental impact and with animal welfare in mind; and fair because it respects the work of those who produce, process, and distribute it.”
After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence
by Christa Hillstrom
As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table
by YES! online staff
In the spirit of the season, Reverend James Forbes shows us how compassion at the dinner table can bring people from all walks of life together—and reminds us that our work isn't done until that happens.
This Guy Turned a 2,000-Page Report on Climate Change into 19 Stunning Haikus This Guy Turned a 2,000-Page Report on Climate Change into 19 Stunning Haikus
by Anna Fahey
By stripping a technical report of its jargon and unfathomably large numbers, Gregory C. Johnson's haikus offer an arresting and informative entry point into climate science.
How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past
by Valerie Segrest
I am a Muckleshoot Indian, but little of what I used to eat bore much connection with the landscape I lived in, which had fed my ancestors for many generations. When I discovered nettle tea, it was as if I were remembering what it was like to feel well.
Tiny House Village to Shelter the Homeless in Texas Tiny House Village to Shelter the Homeless in Texas
by Kelly McCartney
The project, which is set to break ground next year, will include places for residents to live, garden, worship, and work.
Less Stuff, More Heart: 5 Gifts On a New Dad’s Christmas List Less Stuff, More Heart: 5 Gifts On a New Dad’s Christmas List
by Christopher Zumski Finke
This is my first Christmas as a father. Since my baby has never known holiday commercialism, it's made me re-examine what I really want to ask for this year.
This Farmhouse Cookbook Will Show You How Gathering at the Table Can Revive Your Spirit  This Farmhouse Cookbook Will Show You How Gathering at the Table Can Revive Your Spirit
by YES! Editors
Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayes
Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt
by Daphne Miller
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.
Can Football Teach Boys Compassion Instead of Aggression? Two Videos Show Us It Can. Can Football Teach Boys Compassion Instead of Aggression? Two Videos Show Us It Can.
by Ariel Chesler
Two videos making the rounds online show us what happens when boys embrace their vulnerability and support one another's emotional needs.
Photo Essay: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Joins the Green Museum Movement Photo Essay: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Joins the Green Museum Movement
by YES! Online Staff
LEED certification is tricky for museums, which must carefully regulate temperature and humidity. That makes this brand new building in small-town Washington all the more remarkable.
Infographic: Michael Pollan Says Home Cooking Might be the Single Best Way to Improve Your Health Infographic: Michael Pollan Says Home Cooking Might be the Single Best Way to Improve Your Health
by Doug Pibel
We spend less time in the kitchen than ever. But cooking could be an important solution to our public health crisis.
The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think
by Roman Krznaric
What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?
How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami) How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami)
by Ken Gordon
When this foodie chef was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, he figured out how to get healthy without giving up his favorite foods.
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