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 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
YES! THIS WEEK SPECIAL EDITION  

Practical Actions for a DIY World

From the YES! archives, our most popular how-tos and go-dos.
  • Go zero waste …
  • Create your own job …
  • Be a car-free family …
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PLANET  

A DIY Civilization

Colleen Shaddox   |   Mar 26, 2012

Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?   MORE »



Shopping cart image by Bruce Turner 10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household

Bea Johnson   |   Sep 14, 2011

A year’s worth of solid waste from Bea Johnson’s home fits in a quart-sized jar. Here's how you can reduce yours.   MORE »



Vegetables photo by Martin Cathrae 7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet

Vicki Robin   |   Sep 08, 2011

Last year, Vicki Robin lived for a month eating only food from within a 10-mile radius. She’s back with tips for a planet-friendly diet.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by the US Army How to Ask Candidates Questions that Make a Difference

Fran Korten   |   Feb 24, 2012

Tips for spreading your ideas without getting the runaround.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Bread Kitchen PHOTO BY KRISTIN GLADNEY 7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs

Oct 04, 2011

One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven ways communities are offering tools, training, and bright ideas to get workers started.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Xtracycle, Photo by Todd Fahrner. flickr.com/cleverchimp How to Be a Car-Free Family

Angela and Dorea Vierling-Claassen   |   Feb 02, 2011

Think having kids means you need a car? Think again.   MORE »



Detail from How to Keep Love Going Strong poster. Illustration by Ivana Forgo How To Keep Love Going Strong

John M. and Julie Gottman   |   Jan 03, 2011

7 principles on the road to happily ever after.   MORE »



Ithaca Freeskool, image by Shira Golding DIY Education: How to Start a Freeskool

Lily Gershon   |   Sep 16, 2010

Who defines what schools are or what they teach? Why not you?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

How to Be Alone

Sep 03, 2010

What can we learn about ourselves when we let go of our fear of loneliness?   MORE »
Poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis uses poetry, art, and music to offer advice for tackling one of society's biggest fears, alone time, in this quirky video.


7 Principles on the Road to Happy Ever After: Ways to keep love going strong in a new relationship, in a long marriage, and even if it’s complicated.

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