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 Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy" Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
by Chuck Collins
From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness
by Aqualus Gordon
What can we do to help men like Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, find another way to deal with their trauma? The story of Michael Hill suggests that kindness is part of the answer.
Finding the Gold in "Tough" Neighborhoods Finding the Gold in "Tough" Neighborhoods
by Jay Walljasper
To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems.
Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around
by Shannan Stoll
From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Sex Talks The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Sex Talks
by Shannon Hayes
Living a happy life in love is the most important sexual education we can give our kids.
How We Went Back to School, Macklemore Style How We Went Back to School, Macklemore Style
by Frida Berrigan
For a more sustainable start to the school year, just follow the Seattle-based rapper to that thrift store down the road.
Want to Change the World (and Not Get Burnt Out)? Start with Your Neighborhood Want to Change the World (and Not Get Burnt Out)? Start with Your Neighborhood
by Jay Walljasper
Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
When You've Built a Life of Joys, the Biggest Challenge Is Choosing When You've Built a Life of Joys, the Biggest Challenge Is Choosing
by Shannon Hayes
I've built a life filled with work I love. But the challenge of choosing among competing joys is very real.
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
by YES! online staff
Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutner
Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Putting My Kids' Art in the Trash: How I Got Past the Guilt Putting My Kids' Art in the Trash: How I Got Past the Guilt
by Shannon Hayes
It feels bad to throw away the crayon drawings and unfinished projects. But the memories stored there can never really be lost.
A Piazza on Every Block: How DIY Placemaking Is Transforming Communities A Piazza on Every Block: How DIY Placemaking Is Transforming Communities
by Jay Walljasper
Americans who’ve enjoyed the vibrant public places of Europe and Latin America are bringing the idea back to the cities and towns of the U.S.
The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama
by Valerie Schloredt
Photographer Jane Feldman on earning the trust of beloved world leaders—and capturing their laughter.
Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages? Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages?
by Michele Lent Hirsch
More than 3,000 of the world’s languages are at risk of dying out, but a new set of tools will help the linguists and advocates who defend them.
How a “Dog Person” Learned to Love a Neighbor’s Kid How a “Dog Person” Learned to Love a Neighbor’s Kid
by Shannon Hayes
I never expected to develop such a strong connection with another person’s child. But once it happened, I had to learn how to let her go.
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