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After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela Corman
In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
A West Virginia Family Leaves Coal for Local Food—And Wants to Help Others Do the Same
by Laura Michele Diener
In a place where coal’s legacy has left residents struggling, one family has a vision of a healthier future.
COP21: Why We Should Care What Climate Scientists Think
by Eric Rehm
As a scientist at COP21, I hoped to see a fruitful collision of the climate scientist and climate activist. I expected strong words regarding science and broader social change, but instead found that scientists who understood the problem seemed to think we could fix it without changing the status quo.
Black Activists Need Black-Only Spaces. Here’s Why We Should Respect That
by Martín Xavi Macías
What the media are missing in the controversial call for safe spaces.
These Girls Founded a Savings and Loan Club in Kenya’s Biggest Urban Slum
by Marco Werman
Halima and her friends had to stay home from school when they couldn’t afford sanitary pads. So they launched their own businesses and pooled their money for investment.
What Star Wars Taught Me About Being a Mindful Parent
by Jeremy Adam Smith
After years reporting on the science of mindfulness, I now realize that the practice of moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental awareness darts in and out of the series. But as a kid, I just wanted to blow stuff up.
Standing With Malala: Meet the Teenagers Who Survived the Taliban and Kept Going to School
by Jing Fong, Araz Hachadourian
In the Taliban assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, Shazia Ramzan, and Kainat Riaz were also shot—for no more than daring to go to school. Three years later, they’re more committed to education than ever.
8 Amazing Muslim Women Who Would Be Banned From Trump’s America (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
The inner lives of drone operators, refugee camps through the eyes of children, and women who would be denied entry to the United States under Donald Trump’s “total shutdown.”
The Risks of Being Heard at COP21: How I Ended Up In a Parisian Jail Cell
by Kate Aronoff
At international summits like COP21, diplomats and dignitaries dominate the dialogue. To see how voices outside the negotiations are heard, I joined a peaceful protest at the Louvre Museum.
How to End 30 Years of Wage Stagnation
by Thomas Kochan
Rebuilding workers’ rights is possible—if we are willing to face the tough issues.
18 Holiday Gift Ideas—From Co-ops
by Brian Van Slyke
Here's how to use your holiday shopping to support cooperatives.
It’s OK If Winter Makes You Sad
by Jason Marsh
Four scientific strategies for an emotionally authentic holiday season.
Three of the Most Sustainable Communities in the World
by YES! Staff
These towns aren’t waiting for world leaders to take charge on climate change.
How Aziz Ansari Helped Me Embrace My “Otherhood”
by Rupa Shenoy
Movies and TV shows are like the mirror American society looks into to understand itself. I didn’t see myself in that reflection until Aziz Ansari’s show, Master of None.
Love in the Time of Mania: Six Ways Americans Are Defying Islamophobia
by Nur Lalji
If you watch the news, you'd think anti-Muslim hysteria is everywhere. Thankfully, that's not true.