Happiness

How to Be Alone
Video: What can we learn about ourselves when we let go of our fear of loneliness?
The Little Mosque in Medina
by Jamal Rahman
The current flap over the proposed Islamic center-cum-mosque in New York City offers a good opportunity to reflect on the nature and purpose of places of worship.
10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck
by Vicki Robin
What my neighbors and I learned when we sat down to figure out what food resources we have at hand, and how to fill the gaps.
What is Real Wealth?
by John Robbins
In an essay adapted from his new book, The New Good Life, John Robbins points out that we've been measuring happiness in all the wrong ways. How can we find true quality of life?
In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos
by Rebecca Solnit
Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
Home-Grown Businesses: The Role of Grassroots Financing
by Stacy Mitchell
How businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.
6 Ways to Start Sharing
by Stephanie Smith
What do you do when you want to start sharing resources, but your community’s not into it?
A Month Without Monsanto
by April Dávila
April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.
3 Pillars of a Food Revolution
by Anna Lappe
As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? Anna Lappé says it's a question of values.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brown
The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayes
Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Without a Car in the World
Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.
How Resilient Are You?
Take this test to find out.
A Giant Leap for Humankind
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.
Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staff
Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.