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This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table
by YES! online staffposted Dec 20, 2013
- 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
by Anna Faheyposted Dec 20, 2013
- 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
by Valerie Segrestposted Dec 18, 2013
- 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
by Kelly McCartneyposted Dec 16, 2013
- 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
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Dec 13, 2013
- 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
by YES! Editorsposted Dec 12, 2013
- 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
by Shannon Hayesposted Dec 10, 2013
- 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
by Daphne Millerposted Dec 06, 2013
- 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.
by Ariel Cheslerposted Dec 06, 2013
- 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
by YES! Online Staffposted Dec 06, 2013
- 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
by Doug Pibelposted Dec 05, 2013
- 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
by Roman Krznaricposted Dec 05, 2013
- 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)
by Ken Gordonposted Dec 04, 2013
- When this foodie chef was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, he figured out how to get healthy without giving up his favorite foods.
StoryCorps: On Black Friday, Don’t Shop For Loved Ones—Listen to Them
by Natalie Lubsenposted Nov 28, 2013
- Finish out the holiday week by taking a few minutes to record the story of someone you love. We guarantee it will mean more to you than shopping.
These 4 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 27, 2013
- Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.