Most Recent from YES! Magazine

La buena vida no tiene que costarnos el planeta
by Andrew Simms, Joe Smith
Un día en el mundo perfecto (o sea post-consumista).
Éste es tu cerebro en éxtasis
by Matthieu Ricard
Un científico transformado en monje comparte los secretos de la felicidad de los budistas tibetanos.
Tener una voz hace feliz a la gente
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé dice que el poder no es algo que temer. Es una parte importante de la buena vida.
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
Where is Matt?
Matt danced his way around the world in 2007. Then he did it again and invited all the people he met the first time to dance with him.
Changing the World: One Story at a Time
by Anna Unkovich
For former teacher and Chicken Soup for the Classroom co-author Anna Unkovich, a “nightmare” teaching moment was the key to a more open classroom and sharing stories.
Connect and Engage: Making History
by Jing Fong
To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project
by Jing Fong
Take your students on a journey of self-discovery that will ultimately lead them to understanding not only what is happiness for themselves, but also what is happiness for others. Each door represents a facet of your path to happiness, and hosts a multimedia array of interviews, photos, films, questionnaires, and activities.
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this excerpt Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
Pete Seeger Slide Show
This photo series by Michael Bowman for YES! Magazine shows folk-legend Pete Seeger at his home in Beacon, New York, overlooking the Hudson River, in December, 2007. Photographer Michael Bowman is a historian by education, which he says explains his fascination with old buildings, cars and technology. His work can be seen at www.desolateplaces.com. His flickr photo postings go under the moniker of DuffSuds.
10 Reasons to be Hopeful about 2009, and 3 Reasons to be Terrified
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder looks forward to the new year. And she says there are plenty of reasons you can too.
Rescue the Planet
by Stephanie McMillan
A comic strip by Stephanie McMillan with additional curriculum materials on analyzing comics and cartoons.
Interview with “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan
by Colin Beavan, Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman talks with Colin Beavan on Democracy Now. “And finally, on this Christmas Eve, I’m joined by a man who makes a compelling environmental case for a non-consumptive Christmas. Colin Beavan is also known as the No Impact Man. Beavan, along with his wife, their two-year-old daughter and dog, spent a year attempting to minimize their ecological footprint while continuing to live in the heart of New York City.”
Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight
by Jing Fong
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Health Care By and For the People
by Sarah van Gelder
The Obama transition team is asking you to help create a new health care policy. Really. This may be more important than it sounds. The key dividing lines over how to fix our country's broken health care system are becoming clear.