The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
by Pavithra Mehtaposted Nov 01, 2013
- 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
by YES! online staffposted Oct 31, 2013
- 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
by Jeremy Adam Smithposted Oct 30, 2013
- 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
by YES! online teamposted Oct 25, 2013
- 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
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 25, 2013
- 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
by James Trimarcoposted Oct 25, 2013
- 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
by Erika Lundahlposted Oct 23, 2013
- 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
posted Oct 21, 2013
- 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
posted Oct 21, 2013
- 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.
Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California City Thinks So
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Oct 18, 2013
- Governments usually use eminent domain powers to displace people. But one hardscrabble Bay Area city is going to the mat to do just the opposite—stabilize its economy and keep residents where they are.
12 Things You Can Do With a Mason Jar (and Only One Involves Canning)
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunnposted Oct 18, 2013
- Want to unstuff your life? Find the tools that multitask.
A New Dad Asks, If Male Violence Is the Biggest Threat to Women—How Do I Raise a Kind Son?
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 09, 2013
- The idea of having a baby boy scared me: What kind of man will he grow up to be? Here’s what I learned about what it takes to raise compassionate men.
In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin Fongposted Oct 03, 2013
- When Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men who believed he was a Muslim, he responded by advocating love and compassion.
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon Okeloposted Sep 27, 2013
- When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?
The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 27, 2013
- Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.