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What Happy Families Know

 

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Issue 56
Winter 2011

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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: Families in Hard Times
 

New Visions

Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

Today's Families:

Freer, Messier, Happier

The new family–gay and straight, blended, messy–and stronger because of it.


Humanity:

A photographic celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.

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The Good Life? It's Close To Home

It really does take a village.  Why families are reaching out to their neighborhoods for support.


World & Community

New models that foster justice and real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

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Real Family Values: 9 progressive policies to support our families

All in the Ohana

Extended family and a piece of land mean you always have a place to go.





Raising Babies in Prison

Moms get a second chance, newborns get a better start.


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The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world .

Radical Homemaking

One woman who traded "success" for life on a farm with her children.


7 Ways to Keep Love Going Strong

Poster: Steps to strengthen–or save–your partnership.


 


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Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

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You Are Who You Eat With

The return of the family dinner.

  • Joshua and Sarah, screenshotVideo: StoryCorps animates the honest and intimate conversations of modern families.
 

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This Is My Family: 8 Personal Essays

 

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Features


Singer Billy Bragg: Rocking the Cynical World

How Britain's iconic political songwriter confronts fascists, Glenn Beck, Tea Parties, and his own fans.

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Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles

When you start measuring progress by the happiness of the people and the quality of the environment, the oddest things happen.




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Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Change Comes From You and Me

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The truly good news is that, over the nearly 15 years since YES! was founded, the number of positive, community-based initiatives has exploded.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY:
Legal Pros Say No to Citizens United

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CARTOON

SIGNS OF LIFE



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PEOPLE WE LOVE

Video: Go behind the scenes of "Ruined"   

Video: Visit the school where Jordan got her start

READERS FORUM

  • Featured Partners

YES! BUT HOW?

 

 


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IN REVIEW
BOOKS

YES! MUSIC PICKS

  • Bodega Rose, by Kesang Marstrand
  • The Sound of Sunshine, by Michael Franti
  • Many Great Companions, by Dar Williams
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YES! FILM PICKS

  • The Age of Stupid
  • Living Downstream
  • American Renegade: Confessions of a Radical Humanist
  • Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing

 

 

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