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FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

The Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, What Happy Families Know Families In Hard Times

Sarah van Gelder   |   Dec 2, 2010

Multigenerational households, same-sex partnerships, and stay-at-home dads: The Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, “What Happy Families Know,” explores our changing sense of family.   MORE »

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PLANET  

Child in water. Photo by S. Raj. flickr.com/photos/ sraj Maude Barlow:
Read Me My Environmental Rights


Madeline Ostrander   |   Dec 3, 2010

What if a healthy environment were a human right?   MORE »



Beavan drives the family vehicle. Photo by Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine Join YES! for No Impact Week

Dec 1, 2010

You’re invited to a one-week carbon cleanse that could change the way you think about your life—and the planet, too.   MORE »



Photo by Zach Vanderkooy Cycle City, USA

Jay Walljasper   |   Nov 29, 2010

How Portland plans to become the first world-class bike city in America.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Author Jeremy Adam Smith with his family: wife, Shelly 'Olli' Mei-Jing Doo, and son, Liko.  Photo by Lane Hartwell for YES! Magazine Freer, Messier, Happier

Jeremy Adam Smith   |   Dec 2, 2010

These days, moms, dads, kids, grandmas—even neighbors—are sharing the work of family.   MORE »



Sew What, Photo by Kristin Roach flickr.com/photos/ kristinroach Relearning the Skills of Community

Sarah Byrnes   |   Dec 1, 2010

How members of Common Security Clubs help each other relearn how to live in community.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

GSA School bus. Photo by Jon Gilbert Leavitt. flickr.com/photos/ jglsongs Teen Bullying: It’s Up to Us

Benjamin A. Talarico   |   Dec 2, 2010

Why one gay teen is motivated to support the teenage victims of homophobic bullying.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Protesters in Washington, D.C. urged the U.S. government to help 'break the chains of debt' that keep poor nations in poverty. Photo courtesy of TalkNewsMedia. flickr.com/photos/ talkradionews A Real Solution to Global Debt Crises

Julia Dowling   |   Dec 2, 2010

Why the world needs a fair and transparent process for dealing with debt.   MORE »




Jen Angel Sex Without Jealousy, Love Without Ownership

Jen Angel   |   Dec 2, 2010

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



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

The Tough Questions

NOVEMBER, 2010

A 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome interviews his mother about the challenges—and joys—of raising him.    MORE »
Image of Joshua and Sarah from the film Q & A, by StoryCorps


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