Preview of the Happy Families issue of YES! Magazine: You Are Who You Eat With, Traditions That Make a Family, Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving, and A World of Grace, the pause before the meal that inspires us. Plus much, much more...
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  Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions         November 2010 


In this newsletter, a preview
of the new issue of YES! Magazine,

What Happy Families Know
The Good Life? It’s Close to Home


Cover of the Winter 2011 issue of YES!
The new issue of YES! Magazine, What Happy Families Know. Example spread from the magazine of the You Are Who You Eat With article. Cover photo by Paul Dunn. Food photo by Patrick Barber

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Why hectic times call for
a return to the family meal…

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You Are Who You Eat With
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“At dinner, we bridge the gaps between us by sharing our food and the stories of our lives. And the moments we spend together at the table form the basis of something remarkably profound. Call it what you will—sibling bonding, communicating respect, bridging cultures—but at the very least it is, ‘not just about food.’ It is about the way food can connect us.”
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A family meal. Photo by Ron Tech/iStock Traditions That
Make A Family

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YES! friends share the practices that help define their families. What are yours?
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A WORLD OF GRACE BY ARTIST NIKKI MCCLURE
A World of Grace: a YES! Poster by artist Nikki McClure
Saying Grace Around the World
The Pause Before the Meal That Inspires Us
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Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.
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Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving
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What are your tips for spending Thanksgiving with relatives whose views or values differ from your own? See comments from our readers and add your own.
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  Fixing the Future…  
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PBS logoIn a one-hour PBS special, “Fixing the Future,” premiering this week, David Brancaccio profiles people creating sustainable ways of living and building the new economy from the ground up.

Fixing the Future was developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine. We're delighted to offer this preview, and urge you to catch the special. We'll post further excerpts over the coming weeks.
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Fixing the Future, a NOW PBS production
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Trailer: Fixing the Future
David Brancaccio goes behind the scenes in communities that are creating jobs and building prosperity in our new economy.
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David Korten: What economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities. Watch (or read) this discussion between the two Davids.
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  From the new issue of YES! Magazine…  
Signs of Life
Small Stories About Big Change
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fishing boats. Photo by Andrew Wales Boat-to-Table Catches On
Do you know who your fisherman is? Fishing communities from Maine to California are working together to save their way of life and restore marine resources by establishing Fish CSAs.
Signs of Life graphic :: READ MORE SIGNS OF LIFE ::
San Franciscan Shine-In. Photo courtesy of Sungevity.com Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power
The United States moves toward a tipping point for solar energy.


:: Let the Sun Shine In (and some wind, too)
A little water drop. Photo by Ken Mau. flickr.com/photos/ kenmiu Restaurants, Counties, Colleges Promote Tap Water
Tap into the movement that is doing away with bottled water.


:: The Story of Bottled Water
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  Looking ahead to Spring…  
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  Gloomy the bunny. Photo by Tiffany Ran for YES! Magazine
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  Gloomy the bunny, who hopes to be on the cover of the next issue of YES! Magazine.
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Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue
Our editorial team is already looking ahead to issue #57 of YES!, when the magazine will focus on “animals among us.”

We’ll be looking at how to reframe our relationship with animals. Instead of exploiting them for any purpose that makes us money or sentimentalizing them, this issue is about building relationships with the animal world based on respect and our long-term interest in a diverse and life-filled planet.

Find out what the YES! team is planning and let us know what questions you would like us to address in this issue.
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:: An Interstate Bicycling System
A system of bicycle routes to connect the nation? It’s happening.

:: Rocking the Cynical World  
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck—and his own fans.


:: 7 Ways to Transform Banking  
Each of us can help build a resilient financial system that will serve real people in real communities.

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U.S. Capitol Bldg. Photo by Wally Gobetz flickr.com/photos/ wallyg Legal Pros Say No to Citizens United
Experts call for Constitutional amendment to take back democracy from corporations.
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Music Music picks for Winter MUSIC

YES! Music for Winter
Musical inspiration while putting out this issue: listen to tracks from Kesang Marstrand’s Bodega Rose, The Sound of Sunshine, and Dar Williams’ Many Great Companions.


Photo PHOTO ESSAYS

Photo by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Protective Custody
Prison moms, in their own words.

Film icon FILM

Image from the film Living Downstream Living Downstream
A documentary that follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she explores the seemingly unnatural causes of cancer

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Video VIDEO

It Gets Better. Photo by Rob Baird
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“I realized, sitting there, I can’t talk to Billy Lucas, but I can talk to other isolated, miserable gay teenagers out there thinking of harming themselves.”
—Dan Savage, on why he created the “It Gets Better” YouTube channel.


Broadway stars teamed up to sing Jay Kuo and Blair Shepard’s original song, It Gets Better. Life After Bullies
How the “It Gets Better” movement is giving fresh hope to LGBT teens.
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