Most Recent from YES! Magazine
There’s More to Renisha McBride’s Shooting Than Racism: It’s About Our Culture of Gun Violence
by Larry Gabrielposted Dec 18, 2013
- As shooter Theodore Wafer appears in court this week, one Detroiter looks at why gun violence—whether it is black on black, white on black, or of any other color combination—is killing people and tearing families apart across the country.
Nelson Mandela’s Brilliance Came From Knowing When to Talk—and When to Fight
by Adam Kahaneposted Dec 18, 2013
- He was not just an extraordinary practitioner of dialogue, but also a fighter who understood that if we take fighting too far, we risk destroying what we are trying to create.
How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past
by Valerie Segrestposted Dec 18, 2013
- I am a Muckleshoot Indian, but little of what I used to eat bore much connection with the landscape I lived in, which had fed my ancestors for many generations. When I discovered nettle tea, it was as if I were remembering what it was like to feel well.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simontonposted Dec 18, 2013
- Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Tiny House Village to Shelter the Homeless in Texas
by Kelly McCartneyposted Dec 16, 2013
- The project, which is set to break ground next year, will include places for residents to live, garden, worship, and work.
Less Stuff, More Heart: 5 Gifts On a New Dad’s Christmas List
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Dec 13, 2013
- This is my first Christmas as a father. Since my baby has never known holiday commercialism, it's made me re-examine what I really want to ask for this year.
Bacteria’s Bad Rap: 6 Reasons Fermented Foods Are Good For You
by Sandor Katzposted Dec 13, 2013
- Coffee, chocolate, cheese, beer—it’s rare for anyone to get through a day without eating fermented foods celebrated for their powerful flavors and unique healing qualities.
This Farmhouse Cookbook Will Show You How Gathering at the Table Can Revive Your Spirit
by YES! Editorsposted Dec 12, 2013
- Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
Only 4 Percent of the Lowest-Wage Workers Get Paid Family Leave: Could a New Law Change This?
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishaiposted Dec 12, 2013
- Many small businesses do want to give their workers paid time off to care for new babies and sick family members, but lack the means. How a new bill could make it possible.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 11, 2013
- “Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
8 Tricks Your Ancestors Knew About Preparing Healthy Food
by YES! Editorsposted Dec 11, 2013
- Traditional food preparation techniques do more than just preserve food. They remove natural toxins and increase nutrients, as well as the body’s ability to fully use them.
Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayesposted Dec 10, 2013
- Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
John Fullerton: What If We Thought About Fossil Fuels the Way We Thought About Slavery?
by GRITtvposted Dec 10, 2013
- The student-led movement to divest from fossil fuels is helping us think about the issue in a very different way.
Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility
by Bob Massieposted Dec 09, 2013
- Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
YES! National Student Writing Competition
posted Dec 07, 2013
- 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.