Most Recent from YES! Magazine
After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence
by Christa Hillstromposted Dec 20, 2013
- 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.
Think Feminism Isn't Funny? 5 Parodies That Blur the Lines Between Laughter and Politics
by Nur Laljiposted Dec 20, 2013
- When it comes to the portrayal of women in the media, the whole world is watching. And laughing too.
This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table
by YES! online staffposted Dec 20, 2013
- In the spirit of the season, Reverend James Forbes shows us how compassion at the dinner table can bring people from all walks of life together—and reminds us that our work isn't done until that happens.
This Guy Turned a 2,000-Page Report on Climate Change into 19 Stunning Haikus
by Anna Faheyposted Dec 20, 2013
- By stripping a technical report of its jargon and unfathomably large numbers, Gregory C. Johnson's haikus offer an arresting and informative entry point into climate science.
There’s More to Renisha McBride’s Shooting Than Racism: It’s About Our Culture of Gun Violence
by Larry Gabrielposted Dec 18, 2013
- 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.
Nelson Mandela’s Brilliance Came From Knowing When to Talk—and When to Fight
by Adam Kahaneposted Dec 18, 2013
- He was not just an extraordinary practitioner of dialogue, but also a fighter who understood that if we take fighting too far, we risk destroying what we are trying to create.
How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past
by Valerie Segrestposted Dec 18, 2013
- I am a Muckleshoot Indian, but little of what I used to eat bore much connection with the landscape I lived in, which had fed my ancestors for many generations. When I discovered nettle tea, it was as if I were remembering what it was like to feel well.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simontonposted Dec 18, 2013
- Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Tiny House Village to Shelter the Homeless in Texas
by Kelly McCartneyposted Dec 16, 2013
- The project, which is set to break ground next year, will include places for residents to live, garden, worship, and work.
Less Stuff, More Heart: 5 Gifts On a New Dad’s Christmas List
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Dec 13, 2013
- This is my first Christmas as a father. Since my baby has never known holiday commercialism, it's made me re-examine what I really want to ask for this year.
Bacteria’s Bad Rap: 6 Reasons Fermented Foods Are Good For You
by Sandor Katzposted Dec 13, 2013
- Coffee, chocolate, cheese, beer—it’s rare for anyone to get through a day without eating fermented foods celebrated for their powerful flavors and unique healing qualities.
This Farmhouse Cookbook Will Show You How Gathering at the Table Can Revive Your Spirit
by YES! Editorsposted Dec 12, 2013
- Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
Only 4 Percent of the Lowest-Wage Workers Get Paid Family Leave: Could a New Law Change This?
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishaiposted Dec 12, 2013
- Many small businesses do want to give their workers paid time off to care for new babies and sick family members, but lack the means. How a new bill could make it possible.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 11, 2013
- “Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
8 Tricks Your Ancestors Knew About Preparing Healthy Food
by YES! Editorsposted Dec 11, 2013
- Traditional food preparation techniques do more than just preserve food. They remove natural toxins and increase nutrients, as well as the body’s ability to fully use them.