Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes with her tips on living on less than you think you need, a heartwarming photo essay on 'humanity' and all the best new content online, including our latest cartoon competition
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  Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions         December 2010 
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In this newsletter, more highlights from the Winter issue of YES! Magazine
What Happy Families Know  
The Good Life? It’s Close to Home

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Homemade Prosperity, Shannon Hayes' article in the What Happy Families Know issue of YES! Magazine
Homemade Prosperity
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Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.   MORE …
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Canning food at home helps families save money while spending time together. Photo by Terry Wild How To Transform Your Household
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Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
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3 portraits from the book Humanity

Humanity, in Photos
See this YES! selection of photos from the book Humanity: A Celebration of Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter. The book is a stunning collection of color and black-and-white photographs from a major international competition to find extraordinary and geographically diverse photographs that celebrate humanity’s moments of intimacy, laughter, and kinship. Featuring 150 images from around the world, and complemented by heartwarming and inspiring quotes, Humanity is a touching tribute to our most treasured relationships.
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  More from the Winter Issue of YES! Magazine…  
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All in the Ohana, Puanani Burgess' article in the What Happy Families Know issue of YES! Magazine All in the Ohana
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How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.   MORE …
Part of the Puanani Burgess clan. Photo by Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine Ho'oponopono How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
Puanani Burgess amongst giant banyan and kapok trees on the grounds of Iolani Palace in Honolulu. Photo by Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine Blessings Revealed Puanani Burgess tells the story of one student with a gift—a gift our schools are not cultivating.
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  What’s New Online  
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Sew What, Photo by Kristin Roach flickr.com/photos/ kristinroach spacer 'In rain or shine, we are for 350!' Photo by Seema K K flickr.com/photos/ kkseema spacer 'Considering The Tax Shelter.' Photo by JD Hancock. flickr.com/photos/ jdhancock spacer Banaue, a municipality in Ifugao Province, Philippines. Photo by Gabo Halili flickr.com/photos/ untilblack
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Relearning the Skills of Community
How members of Common Security Clubs help each other relearn how to live in community.

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Bill McKibben imagines himself in the year 2100, looking back at a century of climate chaos and asking: What did it take to save the world?

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Why some wealthy Americans aren’t happy to see their tax cuts continued.

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In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.

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  YES! Monthly Cartoon Caption  
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New YES! Cartoon Write a caption for this month’s YES! cartoon. Winning entries will be posted online, and the funniest will be printed in YES!

YES! Upside Down Houses Cartoon

Enter the competition.

“The Great Turning.”
The best captions for this cartoon.

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Exploring open relationships can change our assumptions about intimacy and empowerment.


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  Books 
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Gabriel Thompson's Working in the Shadows Working in the Shadows
“Please don’t make me do this [job] again—it is really, really hard.” That’s what Stephen Colbert said to a Congressional committee on immigration, recounting his day as a farm worker. Gabriel Thompson’s response to the debate over immigration and employment was to spend a year undercover in the jobs most Americans won’t do.  READ ON …
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Film icon FILM

American Renegade: Confessions of a Radical Humanist
Abe Osheroff Abe Osheroff said that being an activist was “the richest way to live,” and the story of his life, as captured by two complementary documentaries, proves it.
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