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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.
Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California City Thinks So Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California City Thinks So
by Mark Andrew Boyer
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) 12 Things You Can Do With a Mason Jar (and Only One Involves Canning)
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
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? A New Dad Asks, If Male Violence Is the Biggest Threat to Women—How Do I Raise a Kind Son?
by Christopher Zumski Finke
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 In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin Fong
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 The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon Okelo
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?
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