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HAPPINESS  

Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards

Elizabeth Ben-Ishai   |   Oct 04, 2012

If breastfeeding is healthier for babies, why are hospitals pushing corporate infant formula? How a growing number of states and cities are banning marketing in the maternity ward.   MORE »



Photo by Inid Christophe Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls

Tomas Moniz   |   Oct 03, 2012

What I really want to tell my daughters about autonomy and sex, in the midst of a war on women.   MORE »



Antoine photo by Sins Invalid Speaking for All Bodies (Not Just the “Perfect” Ones)

Sven Eberlein   |   Oct 03, 2012

In “Sins Invalid,” performance artists shatter stereotypes around sex and disabilities to reclaim the body's redemptive power.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo by Tim Lindenbaum. A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love

Corey Hill   |   Oct 03, 2012

Three provisions in the bill would make it more difficult to regulate the safety of genetically modified crops. Consumers fight back with a flurry of organizing.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Harley Soltes Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

Valerie Schloredt   |   Oct 02, 2012

The acclaimed novelist on why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

ShopRite stores A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts

Sarah Treuhaft   |   Oct 01, 2012

The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling neighborhoods.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”

Oct 04, 2012

Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.    MORE »
Seattle Town Hall video by Todd Boyle.



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