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White House Makes History by Granting Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 27, 2013
- The Obama administration makes good on its promise to give direct care workers the same rights as nearly everyone else—and to top it all off, California follows suit.
"The Other Keystone": Seattle Gears Up for Direct Action Against Coal Export Plan
by Rachael Stoeveposted Sep 27, 2013
- A showdown over fossil fuel projects that would exacerbate climate change is brewing in the Emerald City.
The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 27, 2013
- Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.
The "Wild Dog Whisperer": Rescuing Wolves in California
by YES! online staffposted Sep 27, 2013
- In a desert valley not so far from Los Angeles, Tonya Littlewolf has built a refuge for wolves born in capitivity—and for herself.
Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff
by Simon Okeloposted Sep 27, 2013
- It was only after experiencing the abundance of stuff in the United States that Simon Okelo learned to value life with less, the way he grew up.
From the Ancients to the Aughts: The Story of the Human Search for God
by Chris Francisposted Sep 27, 2013
- Nathan Schneider’s “God In Proof” explores the history of the search for existence of God, from the Greek philosophers to today’s New Atheists.
Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging
by Anna I. Corwinposted Sep 27, 2013
- The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.
Less than 2 Percent of Carpenters Are Women—Meet the Master Builder Working to Change That
by Erika Lundahlposted Sep 26, 2013
- Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for a growing and high-paying field by teaching them to build eco-friendly tiny homes.
Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street
by Liam Barrington-Bushposted Sep 25, 2013
- Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 24, 2013
- From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
Vandana Shiva: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability
by YES! online staffposted Sep 21, 2013
- At Yes! Magazine's event at Seattle Town Hall, Vandana Shiva gives deep insight into the struggles farmers—and eaters—are facing today.
Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off
by YES! online staffposted Sep 20, 2013
- The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
Women's Knowledge: Three Reasons We Won't Solve Climate Change Without It
by Katrina Rabelerposted Sep 20, 2013
- When it comes to solving the climate crisis, the world can't afford to ignore women's voices.
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 20, 2013
- Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness
by Aqualus Gordonposted Sep 19, 2013
- What can we do to help men like Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, find another way to deal with their trauma? The story of Michael Hill suggests that kindness is part of the answer.