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Three Cups of Tea Three Cups of Tea
In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, take you on a journey that begins with a climber’s failed attempt to scale Pakistan’s K2 and follows with his repaying a poor Pakistani village that nursed him back to health by building them a school.
Happy Teachers :: Reader Comments Happy Teachers :: Reader Comments
The Winter 2009 issue of YES! investigates how to be happy … sustainably. We asked you about happiness in the classroom and beyond. Here is what your colleagues say.
Free Hugs Campaign Free Hugs Campaign
Sometimes, a hug is all that we need. Free Hugs is the real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to put a smile on their face.
Finding Happiness Beyond the Classroom Finding Happiness Beyond the Classroom
by Chris Goodman
At 19, Chris Goodman has worked in the field of education for six years, beginning as a math tutor. Today, he helps inspire students in Baltimore to fight for their rights. Here, he encourages teachers to join their students in campaigning for quality education.
Connect and Engage: Happiness Connect and Engage: Happiness
These two top-notch resources offer opportunities for you and your students to truly understand the benefits of giving, and the strengths and virtues that make people and communities thrive.
Happiness in the Classroom and Beyond Happiness in the Classroom and Beyond
Classroom resources from the Sustainable Happiness issue of YES! Magazine.
TransFARM the White House Lawn TransFARM the White House Lawn
by Amanda Fuller, Justin Mog
Two Peace Corps volunteers decided to write a letter to Obama and suggest that he establish an organic "Hope Garden" at the White House, and of course hire them to manage it.
How to Make the YES! Greenest Gift Bow!
Many of you have asked how to make the YES! bow—as seen on the back cover of the Winter issue of YES! and on our website. So, by popular demand, here are the instructions.
The Habits of Happiness The Habits of Happiness
by Matthieu Ricard
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
How to Have a Secular Sabbath How to Have a Secular Sabbath
by Sharon Samiento
Guidelines for creating your own secular sabbath, a digital day of rest.
Sustainable Happiness Discussion     Guide Sustainable Happiness Discussion Guide
by Kristin Carlsen, Jon Sayer
How happy are we really? Have the things we thought would make us happy done so? This issue of YES! explores different ways to find happiness: meditate, de-stress the holidays, restore the earth, embrace the bad with the good, simplify, and downsize. What makes you happy?
Sustainable Happiness Resource     Guide Sustainable Happiness Resource Guide
by Noah Grant, Kristin Carlsen, Jon Sayer
This resource guide highlights steps you can take to be happier yourself and to support a healthier society—by building stronger communities, creating joyful and purposeful activities for yourself and others, practicing mindfulness, finding healing, learning to live more simply, and building a society that prioritizes happiness over accumulation of wealth.
Walking Through Fear :: Interview Walking Through Fear :: Interview
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé’s book Diet for a Small Planet had sold 3 million copies. She co-founded organizations to fight hunger and bolster democracy. Along with her daughter, Anna, she traveled the world to gather stories for Hope’s Edge. Yet, like many of us, she experienced a time when her world crumbled…
What Would Jesus Buy? What Would Jesus Buy?
What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!
Prison Meditation Prison Meditation
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system—is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
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