Happiness

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.
7 Ways to Cook Up a Sustainable Diet
by Vicki Robin
Get ready for No Impact Week: Helpful tips for planet-friendly eating.
Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
by Corbyn Hightower
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.
From Farm to Corner Store
by Lily Hicks
Getting healthy food on the shelves of convenience stores could be the first step toward replenishing food deserts.
Fibershed Moments
by Rebecca Burgess
We often think about local food—but what about local fabric? Photos from one woman’s quest to know her “fibershed.”
Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week
by Colin Beavan
Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
What We Could Lose Unless We Change: Remembering Ray Anderson
by Paul Hawken
"Reimagining the world was a responsibility for Ray, a gift to a future that is begging for selflessness and vision." Paul Hawken honors the life of a green business pioneer.
Can the Aftermath of Disaster Be Beautiful?
by Anne Thomas
A letter from a Sendai teacher describes the strange and “magnificent” community that survived last spring’s devastating earthquake.