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FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

The Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, What Happy Families Know: Shannon Hayes and family in the kitchen. Photo by Terry Wild Homemade Prosperity

Shannon Hayes   |   Dec 10, 2010

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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HAPPINESS  

Farm worker photo by Rick Gordon. flickr.com/photos/ rgordon Change Comes From You and Me

Fran Korten   |   Dec 10, 2010

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



Banaue, a municipality in Ifugao Province, Philippines. Photo by Gabo Halili flickr.com/photos/ untilblack Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability

John Cavanagh, Robin Broad   |   Dec 6, 2010

In a world increasingly vulnerable to external shocks, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

A poster from the 1930s advertises the new Social Security Board. Courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library Don’t Compromise Social Security

Doug Pibel   |   Dec 10, 2010

What the tax compromise could mean for the future of Social Security.   MORE »



'Considering The Tax Shelter.' Photo by JD Hancock. flickr.com/photos/ jdhancock “Let Our Tax Cuts Go”

Chuck Collins   |   Dec 8, 2010

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



PLANET  

Splash, Photo by Andy Wilson flickr.com/photos/ by_andy What’s Next for Offshore Energy?

Mariam Baksh   |   Dec 8, 2010

On the Atlantic Coast, offshore oil drilling is out—and wind energy is in.    MORE »



'In rain or shine, we are for 350!' Photo by Seema K K flickr.com/photos/ kkseema How We Saved the Climate (and Ourselves)

Bill McKibben   |   Dec 6, 2010

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?   MORE »




Family photo of Wendy Call and baby The Child We Never Had

Wendy Call   |   Dec 2, 2010

Co-parenting lets friends and community share the load and rewards of raising children.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

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From PBS’s new special “Fixing the Future” developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine



Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown

Dec 09, 2010

Video: David Brancaccio of Fixing the Future shows how this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.   MORE »
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