Happiness

Will Allen: Growing Justice in Food Deserts
by Doug Pibel
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Creating access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy
Video: At a restaurant in Berkeley, there’s no bill at the end of the meal—just a request to pay it forward for those who come after you.
Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy
Video: At a restaurant in Berkeley, there's no bill at the end of the meal—just a request to pay it forward for those who come after you.
This Changes Everything: How the 99% Woke Up
by Sarah van Gelder
Introducing the movement that’s shifting our vision of what kind of world is possible—from the new book, “This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement.”
An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRose
The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
Military Resistance a Strong Brew
by Dean Paton
Near the gates of Fort Lewis, anti-war veterans serve up support and solidarity (along with double-tall lattes) to their friends in uniform.
An All-Ages Music Manifesto
by Jaimee Garbacik
Book Review: How all-ages music venues keep the arts alive, build community, and give young people experience in organizing.
Toilet Paper Preparedness vs. True Resilience
by Shannon Hayes
What I learned from the hurricane: Real emergency preparedness has more to do with community than canned goods.
Graduates Get a Crash Course in Sharing
by Malcolm Harris
How new graduates are improvising when expected careers aren’t panning out.
Elders a (Labor) Force for Social Change
by Marc Freedman
Boomers discover ways to apply their skills and life experience to purposeful second careers.
Inside Occupy Wall Street’s Nearly Last Night
by Olivia Rosane
What was it like to be in Zuccotti Park in the hours before the owners’ planned eviction of protesters?
What Can Stop the One Percent?
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein: There’s only one thing that can block the wish list of the one percent, and it’s a very big thing: the rest of us.
The Resilient Library
by Cat Johnson
Even in a time when libraries are facing steep cuts, we’re using them more than ever—in more ways than ever.
Young Farmers: A Growing Movement
by Fran Korten
In spite of the daily discouraging environmental, political, and economic news, coaxing living things to grow somehow seems to make folks optimistic.
The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated
by Leilani Clark
At 37, Leilani Clark thought she was too old and too independent for roommates. But she soon found herself loving the sharing life...and she’s not alone.