YES! THIS YEAR
:: 2010 GREATEST HITS
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From a collection of over 800 new articles posted online and from our flagship print publication, YES! Magazine, here’s a top 5 in each topic, along with the best YES! interviews, videos, and photo essays of 2010. Enjoy!
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A History of Happiness
Darrin M. McMahon, Ph.D.
Oct 01, 2010
We've forgotten much of what older traditions knew about happiness.
My Tiny, Free House
Aug 10, 2010
Michael Janzen had a big house and a big mortgage. Then the financial crisis hit, and he wondered just how small, and how cheap, a house could be.
Life After Worry
Jun 15, 2010
A few years ago, Akaya Windwood made a decision not to worry. Ever. So how’s that working out for her?
Making a Difference Makes You Happy
May 05, 2010
A series of studies find that activism brings pleasant emotions, greater life satisfaction, and more experiences of freedom, competence, and connection to others.
Meet the Radical Homemakers
Feb 01, 2010
How families are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation... starting under their own roofs.
A Day in the Life of a BerkShare
Oct 18, 2010
What’s it really like to deal in regional currency?
What is Real Wealth?
Aug 31, 2010
We've been measuring happiness in all the wrong ways. What's the pathway to true quality of life?
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
Aug 18, 2010
The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy
Aug 06, 2010
It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.
A New Deal for Local Economies
Apr 29, 2010
More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
An Interstate Bicycling System
Nov 01, 2010
A system of bicycle routes to connect the nation? It’s happening.
8 Food Rules from My 10-Mile Diet
Oct 19, 2010
After a month of hyperlocavore eating, Vicki Robin developed her own food rules for a lifetime.
Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash
Aug 16, 2010
There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.
UN Calls for Climate Friendly Diet
Frances Moore LappÉ
Jun 23, 2010
Frances Moore Lappé: Global food problems are about justice, not scarcity.
The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
Jan 29, 2010
An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling
Mari Margil, Ben Price
Nov 16, 2010
A historic new ordinance bans natural gas drilling while elevating community decision making and the rights of nature over the “rights” associated with corporate personhood.
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable
Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smith
Jun 22, 2010
We’re sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions.
Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step
Pamela O'Malley Chang
Jun 10, 2010
A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.
Citizens United: People Strike Back
Riki Ott, David Cobb
Apr 16, 2010
How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
Climate Game Changer
Sarah van Gelder
Apr 02, 2010
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
Slavery Goes Public
Oct 21, 2010
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
An End to Constant War
William J. Astore
Jul 09, 2010
Seven reasons we’re always at war … and seven ways to quit.
The Roots of Compassion
Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Jun 08, 2010
To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.
Building Cultures of Peace
Feb 11, 2010
If we are to build cultures of peace we have to start talking about something that still makes many people uncomfortable: gender.
What’s Wrong with Avatar?
Jan 15, 2010
OK, I enjoyed the movie. A lot. Right up to when I took off the goggles and reflected on the ending.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
May 12, 2010
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
Want the Good Life? Your Neighbors Need It, Too
Mar 04, 2010
New research shows that, among developed countries, the healthiest and happiest aren't those with the highest incomes but those with the most equality. Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson discusses why.
Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
Apr 14, 2010
Photographer Chris Jordan’s latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
John Francis: Walking Away From Oil
May 28, 2010
When an oil spill coated birds in San Francisco Bay 40 years ago, he quit driving. Then he quit speaking. Madeline Ostrander asked him what he learned in that process that can help us deal with the BP oil spill.
Building Community: An Economic Approach
David Korten with David Brancaccio
Nov 17, 2010
David Korten: What economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.
How to Be Alone
Sep 03, 2010
What can we learn about ourselves when we let go of our fear of loneliness?
Move Your Money
Jan 13, 2010
Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Humanity, in Photos
Nov 15, 2010
Featuring 150 images from around the world, and complemented by heartwarming and inspiring quotes, Humanity is a touching tribute to our most treasured relationships.
Roots of the Local Food Movement
Sep 15, 2010
Photo essay: The locavore movement may seem like a fad to some, but these wartime posters show that equating local food and security has deep roots in U.S. history.
Building a Handmade Cob House
Aug 13, 2010
Brian Liloia had never built anything before he took on the task of building his own home. See how he turned a mixture of straw, clay, and sand into a uniquely cozy place to live.
It’s Everybody’s Water
May 13, 2010
All living things need water. It’s time we fell in love with the bundle of atoms that makes Earth possible. Watch this short, fun video.
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