Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods
by Penn LohNov 07, 2014
- From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
by Mark Engler, Paul EnglerNov 07, 2014
- Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
by Shannon HayesNov 07, 2014
- I had grown up identifying joblessness with shame and failure. But here we were, on the other side of the employment equation, and for the first moment in my grown-up life, everything felt … right.
How Gondolas and Hip Hop Transformed the Most Dangerous City in the World
by Sven EberleinNov 06, 2014
- Medellín went from being ground zero of Colombia's drug war to UN poster child for urban equality—and the people made it happen, by designing the city they wanted.
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
Nov 06, 2014
- In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme
by Roman KrznaricNov 06, 2014
- Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters.
6 Ways Americans Voted Against Corporate Power in the Most Expensive Midterm Elections Ever
by Mary Hansen, Kayla SchultzNov 05, 2014
- So the national elections didn’t go so well. But across the country—from California to North Dakota—citizens made decisions that will give you reason to hope.
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
by Bryan FarrellNov 04, 2014
- When it comes to divestment, the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence. Here's how South Africans are starting to apply those same lessons to addressing climate change.
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
by Robin DickinsonNov 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.”
Winter 2015 National Student Writing Competition: Letting Go of Worry
by Jing FongNov 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!
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 HansenOct 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 FunesOct 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 SchultzOct 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 FinkeOct 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.”