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Let's Talk About Natural Disasters—Who's to Blame?
Uneasy about discussing natural disasters—and who's to blame for their death and destruction—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
Thinking About Your New Year’s Resolutions? Try Focusing on the Good Life
by Ted Fischer
In past years, you’ve probably targeted minor vices—eat fewer snacks, drink less, exercise more. This time around, try something a little different.
What Bitcoin and Amazon Are Doing to the Middle Class
by David Korten
Roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers are in a high-paying finance, technology, and electronics sectors. The other 80 percent face a daily struggle to survive.
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
10 Photos: I Saw What Resilience Looks Like
by Mary Annette Pember
On their reservations and in their wider communities, I saw how Native people protected and nurtured each other.
The City That Still Wants to Encourage Public Protest
by Kevon Paynter
While many state and local governments have moved to stifle civil disobedience in recent years, San Francisco is building a public space to support civic activism.
We Can Reimagine and Reinvent Our Society in 2018
by Sarah van Gelder
Let’s say goodbye to top-down revolutions and embrace grassroots action.
Dear Activists: Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
The Best of 2017: Books on How to Stay Resilient and Live a Meaningful Life
by Diana Divecha, Kira M. Newman, C. Brandon Ogbunu, Elise Proulx, Jill Suttie
The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books to help you thrive in a turbulent world.
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
by Peter Kalmus
Unlike capitalism’s many specialized goods and services, food is practical to barter—or, better yet, to gift.
Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.
Dreading Conflict During the Holidays? Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go
by Nicholas Joyce
You’re not alone. Here’s how to prepare for those encounters.
Kids These Days Know Better Than Older Generations. Let Them Lead
by Mike Males
Younger people consistently see human rights—racial, immigrant, gender, LGBT—as important and uncontroversial.
Think of Spielberg’s “The Post” as Your Fake-News Palate Cleanser
by Mark Rahner
Maybe journalists will watch those old-timers with their glorious combovers and remember their own responsibility and power.
How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
by David Korten
We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.