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The Stress-Busting, Mood-Lifting Effects of Mindfulness During Pregnancy
by Kira M. Newman
4 ways a mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Call for Submissions: Science for the Public Good
by YES! Staff
Send us your ideas by Sept 25.
Why We Need Tiny Colleges
by Marcus Ford
Could smaller—and cheaper—schools produce more thoughtful, engaged, and compassionate human beings?
How Small Donors Are Giving Super PACs a Run for Their Money
by Lynsi Burton
From Washington state to South Dakota, voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the influence wealthy bankrollers have on government.
As 9-to-5 Jobs Vanish, Look Who’s Reinventing the Working World
by Paul Hampton
Overcoming isolation in the gig economy, workers like Amazon’s Mechanical Turks are building democratic, worker-led communities.
In Baltimore, I Found a City Taking Progress Into Its Own Hands
by Melissa Hellmann
“Conversations have changed. The structure of power has not. And that’s where we are today.”
Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
by David Korten
Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?
by Steven Hill
The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.
3 Reasons the Standing Rock Sioux Can Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Mark Trahant
For starters, this protest is about a competing idea for the future of the planet—and waves of people will show up to make that point.
Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat
by Jasleena Grewal
6 edible weeds that can reduce anxiety, provide protein—or even predict the weather.
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia Jeffries
While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
A Documentary on Hope, Love, and Beauty in Ferguson
by Jaime Alfaro
Mobolaji Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police violence.
After Catastrophic Wildfires, Forests Rebound on Their Own
by Maya Khosla
In the Sierra Nevada, high-intensity fires quickly grow into some of the rarest and most biodiverse habitats in the entire mountain range.
When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
by Martin do Nascimento
Austin, Texas, leads the nation in people with jobs outside the 9-to-5 economy.
Watch: A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising
by Melissa Hellmann
Tired of waiting for outside help, grassroots organizations are generating resources from within the African American community.