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HAPPINESS  

YES! Exemplary Essay Could You Go Green?

Ragan Foley   |   Oct 14, 2010

Ragan Foley, a student from Chattanooga, TN., read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, “Christmas with No Presents?” by Colin Beavan.   MORE »



Graphic by Kaitlin Bailey YES! Picks: Recipes for Fall

Oct 13, 2010

Along with a great Winter 2011 issue, check out what YES! is cooking up this fall.    MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

'Door key.' Photo by woodley wonderworks. flickr.com/photos/ wwworks Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess

Doug Pibel   |   Oct 13, 2010

Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what does it mean for homeowners?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Sparrow in Gun Barrel of Tank, Prokhorovka (Battle of Kursk), Russia. Photo by Adam Jones. flickr.com/photos/ adam_jones Abolishing the War System: The Big Picture

Michael N. Nagler   |   Oct 12, 2010

The patina of glory that surrounds war is wearing off. Is this the beginning of the end of the war mindset?   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Our School At Blair Grocery is a beacon of sunshine in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. Photo courtesy of David Ferris. Powerful Learning Grows in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward

David Ferris   |   Oct 11, 2010

Hear how David Ferris and his teaching colleagues at Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans met crises with open eyes, humble hearts, and social entrepreneurship.   MORE »



PLANET  

Eggs. Photo by colbalt123. flickr.com/photos/ cobalt 4 Ways to Regain Control of Your Food

Phil Howard   |   Oct 11, 2010

The egg recall taught us how little we know about the origins of our food–and how dangerous that can be. How can you find out where your food is coming from?   MORE »



Waterbury Center, Vt, USA. Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before

350.org   |   Oct 11, 2010

Photo Essay: On 10/10/10, people around the world came together to “get to work” stopping catastrophic climate change (and to ask their leaders to do the same). With more than 7,000 events in 188 countries, it was a work party of historic proportions.   MORE »



Rosehip Farm on Whidbey Island. Photo by Jay Wilson. flickr.com/photos/ jayw The End of the Experiment

Vicki Robin   |   Oct 08, 2010

So what did I learn from a month of hyperlocavore eating?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Bring on the Learning Revolution!

Oct 15, 2010

In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids’ natural talents are recognized and nurtured.    MORE »
Image from Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk, Bring on the Learning Revolution


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