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Yes! Magazine This Week September 5, 2014

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Farmers Connect to Save Family Farming

Portrait of Liz Pleasant Our country’s small-scale family farms, once the core of many communities, are in jeopardy. Older farmers are retiring, but the high cost of land makes it tough for young ones to take their place.This week, we explore intergenerational projects providing help through apprenticeships and succession planning so that farmers—old and new—can connect with each other. Cooperation across the generations may be the key to keeping family farms prosperous for years to come.
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To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation

In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here’s how they’re connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives. READ MORE »

Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too. READ MORE »

Pills poured out across twenty dollar bills. Obamacare Closed a Loophole for CEO Pay—And Won Taxpayers $72M

The savings from 2013 alone could pay for dental care for 262,000 Americans for an entire year. READ MORE »

The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake

Sure, life goes on even if it is devoid of buttercream. But when it is there, life just seems so perfect—even if you only get to eat buttercream once or twice in a year. READ MORE »

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The Enchanted Land Where Community College Is Free? Welcome to Tennessee in 2015

A new bill provides two years of tuition at a community college for participating high school grads who might otherwise face a 7.5 percent unemployment rate—and other states are already following suit. READ MORE »

Woman listening to a man. The Antidote to Mansplaining: Rebecca Solnit on Everyday Sexism and What We Can Do About It

Useful as it may be as journalistic shorthand, “mansplaining” is cultural bubblegum in comparison to Solnit’s actual body of work. READ MORE »

Woman on bicycle. For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives

Utah, Minnesota, and Washington have seen traffic fatalities decline by 40 percent. Here’s how they did it. READ MORE »

Kid and computer. 6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet

We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here’s what they said. READ MORE »

McDonald's workers speak out during a strike.
More than 400 workers and supporters were arrested on Thursday amid a nationwide wave of walkouts and demonstrations. WATCH »

Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First

Reader Cindy Kudlik writes, “Yeah, mob rule … scary! Unlike corporate rule, right? Mob rule, as you have defined it, is what gave women and freed slaves the vote. It’s what this country was founded on!” READ MORE »

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