Most Recent from YES! Magazine
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
by Robin Dickinsonposted Nov 03, 2014
- “As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
YES! National Student Writing Competition
posted Nov 01, 2014
- Want a motivator to take your students’ writing to a higher level? Here’s an opportunity for them to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Inspire Young People with YES! Today!
posted Nov 01, 2014
- Inspire Students! Every $10 you donate today will give a one-year YES! subscription to a teacher.
North Dakota Has a Unique Law Protecting Locally Owned Pharmacies—But This Ballot Measure Could Wipe It Out
by Mary Hansenposted Oct 31, 2014
- In the far north of the Great Plains, you have to be a pharmacist to own a pharmacy. Next week, voters could overturn that rule—putting the state's thriving independent drugstores at risk.
Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High
by Yessenia Funesposted Oct 31, 2014
- If those three measures pass, more states will be added to the list of places where healing from the drug war can begin, places where people will no longer face jail time because of a little nugget in their pockets.
Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude
by Kayla Schultzposted Oct 31, 2014
- At this pay-it-forward restaurant, everyone's meal is paid for by previous guests—out of generosity. Karma Kitchen's founder on how kindness became contagious
The Avengers Join Guardians of the Galaxy and Other Marvel Heroes to Make Bullying History
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 30, 2014
- “The center of Marvel’s storytelling history is the eternal struggle between good and evil, with many of its greatest superheroes having to contend with—and rise above—bullying, in all its forms.”
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
by Panyin Conduahposted Oct 30, 2014
- When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
by James Trimarco, Marc J. Palmposted Oct 29, 2014
- Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.
These Two Vets Walked Thousands of Miles to Heal Trauma and Raise Money
by Ricardo Torresposted Oct 28, 2014
- Two veterans trekked across America to leave behind the trauma of war and raise money for fellow vets. Now they want to offer the same healing experience to others like them.
In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts
by Dahr Jamailposted Oct 28, 2014
- Jay Inslee’s multipronged approach includes meeting with farmers and members of indigenous tribes, working toward policies like cap-and-trade, and closing the state’s last coal-fired power plant.
Matt Damon, Harrison Ford Lead All-Star Cast in Showtime Climate Change Series
by Dana Drugmandposted Oct 27, 2014
- Years of Living Dangerously features celebrity correspondents who thoughtfully explore how politics and religion divide people and impede action on this critical issue.
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
posted Oct 24, 2014
- Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives. We’ll be running the full film here at YES! next week.
What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer
by Marcy Westerlingposted Oct 23, 2014
- Many more patients are now living for years with the diagnosis of terminal illness. The author describes her journey to what she calls “livingly dying”—facing her death by living in the moment with grace and mindfulness.
Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds
by Kayla Schultzposted Oct 22, 2014
- When it comes to providing jobs and money to towns and cities, not all renewable energy is created equal.