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The Fix Editor's Picks | Holiday Sober Survival Guide

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The holidays are already a stressful, trying time without the pressures of staying clean and sober. We at The Fix want you to stay sane through all the family drama and peer pressure. Check out our holiday suggestions on how to answer questions about why you aren't drinking, quick strategies to deal with holiday triggers, what to do if you're brand new in recovery, and much more!

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Ask Katie // How Do I Not Be the Sober Buzzkill During the Holidays? By Katie MacBride

The chance of you changing the behavior of your 25 boisterously booze-loving family members is slim. You can, however, make these family events less challenging.

Too Much // 12 Tips for Coping with Sensory Overload During the Holidays By Olivia Pennelle

I have had meltdowns because of too much noise, or too many people talking at the same time. I don't like parties, crowds, or the demands of the holidays.

Survive !// How to Survive the Holidays When You're Newly Sober By Kiki Baxter

It's hard the first year, but I was so grateful to not be hungover. This year I might go to the dance. I haven't made any plans. But mainly, don't drink no matter what.

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The season isn't over yet. Amber Tozer offers her own options for making it through to New Year's.

Sober Holidays // Home (Sober?) for the Holidays By Kerby Stewart and Chris Gates

Expert advice on avoiding the family meltdowns of Christmas Past.

Uunwound // Uncrazy Holidays By Kristen Rybandt

I'd decided to wean off an antidepressant just in time for a holiday meltdown and, in typical fashion, was going about it very quietly. This was a kamikaze move, though sure, I had my reasons.

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Series | A Living Earth Economy, Part 4: Why the Economy Should Just Stop Growing … and Grow Up

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  • "How do we grow the economy?" is an obsolete question.
  • Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.
  • 4th in a Series

David Korten, Yes! Magazine

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http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/imagenes_ciencia2/conscioussociopol259_01_small.jpgMay 4, 2016 | Listen to the political candidates as they put forward their 'economic solutions.'

You will hear a well-established and rarely challenged narrative.

"We must grow the economy to produce jobs so people will have the money to grow their consumption, which will grow more jobs…"

Grow. Grow. Grow ... .

But children and adolescents grow. Adults mature...

David Korten wrote this article for YES! Magazine as part of his new series of biweekly columns on “A Living Earth Economy.” David is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, a member of the Club of Rome, and the author of influential books, including When Corporations Rule the World and Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth. His work builds on lessons from the 21 years he and his wife, Fran, lived and worked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on a quest to end global poverty.

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How to Talk About Climate Change So Anyone Will Listen

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There’s still no one “right” way to talk about climate change so that everyone will hear — but there are ways to up your chances of getting someone to listen.

Olivia Campbell, New York Magazine

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November 30, 2016 | Here’s a very 2016 dilemma: On the one hand, as so many of us have learned over this past election cycle (and then re-learned in earnest over Thanksgiving), having political conversations with friends and family can be its own unique kind of painful. But on the other hand, some issues are just too urgent to leave undiscussed.

Climate change is one of those issues: While we’re stalled out in first gear fighting over whether it even exists, the forecasts of impending doom grow worse — and more urgent — every day. Which means that, as painful as it may be, talking about it with your friends and family is vital. “Breaking the social silence around climate change — getting people to really begin identifying with the issue and what it means — is a crucial first step for individuals to effect change,” says Adam Corner, research director for the British nonprofit Climate Outreach and co-author of the new book Talking Climate.

Olivia Campbell: New York Magazine

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How We Got to Standing Rock - and How You Can Help

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Part 1: The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock

Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.

Part 2: Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making

North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock

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Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.

Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine

Nov 29, 2016 | The timing couldn’t have been more awful.

The day after Thanksgiving, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that people camped at the Oceti Sakowin Camp would be considered trespassers on that federally managed land after Dec. 5. With thousands of people, it is the largest of the water protectors’ camps. Next came the snow, which is piling up across the camp as I write. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered an immediate evacuation allegedly out of concern for the well-being of water protectors in the “harsh winter weather.”

“He gave a whole list of concerns … that we’re going to freeze to death and the solution is to cut off emergency services,” said Tara Houska, an organizer from Honor The Earth, at a news conference on Monday. The move evokes the “collective memory of Native people being pushed off land,” she added. “In 2016, that history is still happening.”

Sarah van Gelder wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Sarah is co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine. Her new book, “The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America” is available now from YES!

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Part 2: Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making

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North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.

Jenni Monet, YES! Magazine

Sep 16, 2016 | Attack dogs and waves of arrests by police in riot gear could look like isolated incidents of overreaction to the activism stemming from the Standing Rock reservation. But for the Lakota Sioux who live in these marginalized hillsides, the escalated militarization behind their battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is a situation decades in the making.

North Dakota is not the whitest state in America, but it’s arguably the most segregated. More than 60 percent of its largest minority population, Native Americans, lives on or near reservations. Native men are incarcerated or unemployed at some of the highest rates in the country. Poverty levels for families of the Standing Rock tribe are five times that of residents living in the capital city, Bismarck. In Cannon Ball, the heart of the tribal community, there are rows of weathered government homes, but no grocery store. Tucked behind a lonely highway, this is where mostly white farmers and ranchers shuttle to and from homesteads once belonging to the Sioux.

Jenni Monet wrote this article for YES! MagazineJenni is an award-winning journalist and tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico. She’s also executive producer and host of the podcast Still Here, launching in September 2016. 

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