Happiness

Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living
by Kevon Paynter
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
The Lost Indigenous Housing Designs
by Kayla DeVault
Developed over thousands of years, traditional architecture can also build climate resiliency.
Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm
by Jennifer Luxton, Erin Sagen
Take that lawn by the grass and grow something!
More People Than Ever Before Are Staying Single—And That’s a Good Thing
by Bella DePaulo
Single people are redefining the meaning of home, family, and community for the 21st century.
How I Stopped Mindlessly Buying Things
by Sarah Lazarovic
Stores want me to buy stuff I don’t need. The internet wants me to buy stuff I don’t need. But I finally figured it out.
Finally, Jobs That Work for Parenting
by Anne Miller
Right now I’m not worried about the glass ceiling. For now, with a young child, I’m embracing freelance work.
Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
by Kim Eckart
A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.
How to Raise an Environmentalist
by Jill Suttie
Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
For Workers Who Feel Like Part of a Machine, These Companies Get It Right
by Christa Hillstrom
The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
The Stress-Busting, Mood-Lifting Effects of Mindfulness During Pregnancy
by Kira M. Newman
4 ways a mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age
by Nancy Hill
A photographer explores what’s important when you’ve lived fewer than seven years or more than seven decades.
I Assumed It Was Racism—It Was Patriarchy
by Akiba Solomon
Why are some women more invisible than others? To grow new anti-patriarchal movements like Black Lives Matter, we need to start opening our eyes.
What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him
by Mariah MacCarthy
I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.
Why Not Getting Married Is Smart Economics For Women
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
More people than ever before are choosing not to get married. And for women, that can actually be a good thing.