The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
Philly’s New Land Bank: Will It Give Blighted Communities a Boost?
by Jake Blumgartposted Dec 27, 2013
- The city is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. Now neighborhoods are hoping a new public entity can help them bounce back from the post-industrial blues.
Less “Big Bang Theory,” More Dana Scully: What It's Going to Take to Lead More Girls Into Science
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Dec 24, 2013
- Only 25 percent of STEM jobs are held by women. YouTube science sensation Emily Graslie on how we can inspire them with better-quality pop-culture role models.
What I Learned About Living Well In My Mother’s Puerto Rican Kitchen
by Melinda Gonzalezposted Dec 24, 2013
- When I was growing up, the conveniences of modern life took over my mother’s kitchen, and our health declined as a result. Here’s what happened when we went back to the way our ancestors dined.
6 Habits of Highly Grateful People
by Jeremy Adam Smithposted Dec 23, 2013
- Wearing yourself down with worry? It’s time to thank outside the box.
Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work
by Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 20, 2013
- “Our philosophy is good, clean, and fair food: Good because it is healthy and tasty; clean because it is produced with low environmental impact and with animal welfare in mind; and fair because it respects the work of those who produce, process, and distribute it.”
After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence
by Christa Hillstromposted Dec 20, 2013
- As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
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.