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Photo by Paresh Gajria A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?

Brooke Jarvis   |   Sep 07, 2012

Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do they thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?   MORE »

7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)

John Cavanagh   |   Sep 05, 2012

A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.   MORE »


Photo by Sarah Gilbert Radical Homemaking ... With Houseguests?

Shannon Hayes   |   Sep 07, 2012

Our home is an ecosystem: No matter how perfect we’d like to make it, as long as we live and create there it will never be sterile, still, and clean.   MORE »

Scale Illustration Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes

Doug Pibel   |   Sep 04, 2012

How to fight diabetes with better policy—and cut your own diabetes risk by 93 percent.   MORE »


No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC

Molly Knefel   |   Sep 06, 2012

Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?   MORE »


Photo by Michael Hanson Detroit’s Good Food Cure

Larry Gabriel   |   Sep 06, 2012

What happens when the Motor City transforms itself into the capital of grow-your-own food?   MORE »

Photo courtesy of Rainforest Action Network Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition

KC Golden   |   Sep 05, 2012

The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?    MORE »

Push Mower Illustration 5 Tools (and 1 Animal) for Quieter, Healthier Yard Work

Lauren Hardy, Samantha Herndon   |   Sep 05, 2012

Tending your yard doesn’t have to be noisy, irritating, or fuel-intensive. Here’s how you can unplug.   MORE »


Reproductive Rights Sign Widespread War on Reproductive Rights

Lynsi Burton   |   Sep 04, 2012

National polls show that most of the public supports birth control and abortion rights. So what’s with the trend of trying to limit them?   MORE »


Yard Work Unplugged: Scything’s Quiet Comeback

Sep 07, 2012

Photo Essay: Cut the grass—and the noise—with this rare opportunity to see YES! staffers work up a sweat!   MORE »

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