Dangerous Isolation: Meet the Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse
by Laura Michele DienerJul 15, 2015
- “If you live miles up in the holler and your cellphone doesn’t work up there, and you don’t have a car, and you don’t read and write very well, and you’ve got three kids, how are you going to get help?”
Can We Learn About Empathy From Torturing Robots? This MIT Researcher Is Giving It a Try
by Nur LaljiJul 14, 2015
- Should we treat robots sort of like animals, or strictly as tools? Researcher Kate Darling says the time has come to take these questions seriously.
Swapping Screen Time for Getting Dirty: Why Kids Need to Spend More Time Outside
by Shannon HayesJul 13, 2015
- In his new book “How to Raise a Wild Child,” Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their physical, mental, and emotional health.
Watch These 12-Year-Olds Talk About Race More Candidly Than Most Adults Do
by Araz HachadourianJul 10, 2015
- These New York City middle-schoolers opened up about their experiences with race and racism in WNYC's "Being 12" series.
Truth and Reconciliation at Work: How These Commissions Help Heal Wounds From Racial Injustice
by Fania DavisJul 10, 2015
- Fania Davis explains how Truth and Reconciliation Commissions can help communities heal from a history of racial violence and oppression.
7 Small Towns Taking Big Steps to Get People Walking
by Jay WalljasperJul 09, 2015
- These communities are helping residents take steps towards healthier lives by making walking a priority.
Bikesharing Trends to Watch in 2015
by Shared-Use Mobility CenterJul 09, 2015
- There are a number of bikesharing trends to be excited about this year, from better technology to increased access in low-income communities.
17 Ways You Can Work For Social Justice
by Nina FloresJul 08, 2015
- Be present, question assumptions, and be loud! Social transformation starts with everyday people working for change.
Finding a House That Fits Is About More Than Just Size
by Norman AllenJul 07, 2015
- Going from a suburban Versailles to a cabin in the woods was just what I needed to find home.
About the YES! National Student Writing Competition
Jul 04, 2015
- The YES! National Student Writing Competition is a quarterly writing opportunity to respond to a thought-provoking YES! article and writing prompt. Students not only write for a real audience and boost their writing to a higher level—they also have the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJul 02, 2015
- For geographer and author M Jackson, knowing climate science isn’t enough. We need to get our hearts involved too.
How the Pope Is Revving up Climate Action in LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhood
by Jasmine AguileraJul 01, 2015
- Catholic environmentalists are channeling the power of the Pope’s words into action.
Why These Filmmakers Ate Nothing But Trash for Six Months
by Liz PleasantJul 01, 2015
- In the new documentary "Just Eat It," filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer swear off grocery shopping for six months and eat only food that would otherwise be thrown out.
How Buying the Local Post Office Will Help My Family Farm and Small Town Survive
by Shannon HayesJun 30, 2015
- I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.
Why Bree Newsome’s Action Was the “Amazing Grace” I Needed
by Tanya SteeleJun 29, 2015
- She showed us that we liberate ourselves through our actions. She reminded us, in the midst of deep sorrow, that we, who want to see a better America, must keep living, fighting, breathing, doing.