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Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagen
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today 21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today
A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It" Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It"
by YES! online staff
Frustrated with Monsanto's latest triumph over the grassroots movement to label genetically modified foods? Stephen Colbert lets you laugh about it.
Meet the Comic Book Artist Fighting Back Against Rape Culture Meet the Comic Book Artist Fighting Back Against Rape Culture
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Comics artist Tess Fowler has a second great talent—communicating about misogyny through social media. Warning: This article contains accounts of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.
Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit
by Shannon Hayes
Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.
Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
by Pavithra Mehta
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
An Unexpected Paradise on Haiti's South Coast An Unexpected Paradise on Haiti's South Coast
by YES! online staff
These filmmakers toured Haiti's rural south in a pickup truck for 10 days. The footage they created shows a side of Haitian life most have never seen.
Five Reasons Why We Need Halloween Five Reasons Why We Need Halloween
by Jeremy Adam Smith
Don't think rituals celebrating costumes and candy can make you happier and healthier? Science says they can.
"A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space "A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space
by YES! online team
How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it?
10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero 10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Movies have long helped us understand what it means to live on earth and contribute to an ecologically sustainable planet. Here are ten of our favorites.
"Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream "Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream
by James Trimarco
The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power 50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power
by Erika Lundahl
New generations of singers continue to adapt the song to talk about how injustice plays out in cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Rachel Corrie.
Kids Can Teach Themselves Kids Can Teach Themselves
In this TED Talk, 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra believes that a child-driven education is the best way for kids to learn. Mitra shares his findings from his Granny Cloud and Hole in the Wall projects.
And the Next Day, I Teach And the Next Day, I Teach
What calls Aletha Fields, English teacher at Iroquois High School in Louisville, Kentucky, to continue to teach each and every day? Friends, family, mentors, students, faith, and care for one's self.
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