People We Love: Shannon McNamara
by Tiffany Ran
Sharing education in Africa.
An Oasis in a Food Desert
Video: In West Oakland, a community cooperative is providing an alternative to fast food and packaged snacks.
What Is Democratic Education?
by Isaac Graves
Sure, we teach democracy in our schools—but we need to practice it there, too.
The Healing of Wild Horses: Our Truths Come From Tenure on This Land
by Linda Hogan
On the Trail of Tears, we walked from one history into more difficult times, and by the time we reached Indian Territory, Oklahoma, none of our ponies remained.
Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company
by Walaika Haskins
Corporations committed to both profits and people could change the mindset of the business world.
Tolerance in a Small Town
by Sven Eberlein
Residents rally for their Muslim neighbors when authorities target the local Islamic center.
Dealing With U.S. Deficit: Outdoor Playtime For Kids
by Alyssa B. Johnson
New Yorkers throw the "Ultimate Block Party" to reclaim play.
Signs of Life: Spring 2011
Small stories about big change.
Animals Among Us
by Sarah van Gelder
Should we eat animals? Can we save our ailing wildlife? What can animals teach us about caring for the planet and each other? The Spring 2011 issue of YES! Magazine explores our relationship with other creatures.
Haitian Renaissance: Youth Paint a New Country
by Beverly Bell
How a community art program in Haiti is empowering young people to express their hope for a better future.
My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Marc Bekoff
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.
YES! But How? Grow a Curtain
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
YES! But How? Propagating Plants
by Caitlin Battersby
I’d like to start a garden, but buying plants can be expensive. I’ve read of propagating cuttings using rooting ­hormones. Is there a natural way to propagate?
A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way
by Jason Marsh
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.