Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power.
As shooter Theodore Wafer appears in court this week, one Detroiter looks at why gun violence—whether it is black on black, white on black, or of any other color combination—is killing people and tearing families apart across the country.
Those in Mandela's circle were united in their compassion for the architects of the Apartheid system.
"Violence is not simply shooting people. Violence is also poverty. It's also incarceration—putting people in prison is incredibly violent."
Native people are crafting some seriously creative and progressive ways of life, from same-sex marriages in states that don't allow it to the revitalization of indigenous languages.
At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for 10- to 14-year-olds in rural America, and Native American kids are hit the hardest. After Indian Valley lost its sixth teenager, residents started talking about suicide out in the open—and it's working.
And 14 other grannies who are shaking up the world.