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HAPPINESS

The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

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.
Laughter Yoga
These clips from actual Laughter Yoga sessions around the world provide a brief video intro to the steps used in Laughter Yoga.
NYC Union Square Pillow Fight 2008 NYC Union Square Pillow Fight 2008
Feathers fly and teddies soar as we gather for a massive urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a pillow to Union Square and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Dream House Dream House
by Dee Williams
Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
Dalai Lama Renaissance Dalai Lama Renaissance
At the edge of the Millennium, the Dalai Lama invited 40 of the West's leading, most innovative thinkers in their respective fields to discuss the world's problems and how we can solve them. Fran Korten was one of them.
The Story of Stuff :: Take Action The Story of Stuff :: Take Action
by Annie Leonard
Many people who have seen The Story of Stuff have asked what they can do to address the problems identified in the film. There is no single simple thing to do, because the set of problems we're addressing just isn't simple. But everyone can make a difference, and the bigger your action the bigger the difference you'll make.
The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger     Picture The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger Picture
See our YES! articles to complement The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to consider the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo
Practical tips on the right long underwear, whether hemp really is the answer to everything, and how green is bamboo? Plus YES! Staff's favorite green gifts.
In Review :: YES! Film Picks - What Would Jesus     Buy? / Beyond Elections In Review :: YES! Film Picks - What Would Jesus Buy? / Beyond Elections
YES! Film Picks: Maddening and motivating independent films - Capsule reviews of What Would Jesus Buy? and Beyond Elections.
People We Love :: Carol Bailey People We Love :: Carol Bailey
by Noah Grant
Carol Bailey repeatedly saw the pain divorce brings to couples and their children. Convinced that there must be less damaging ways to dissolve a dysfunctional marriage, she developed a new approach based on her belief that “dialogue is the highest calling of the human mind.”
How Thankful Are You? How Thankful Are You?
by Stephen Post, Mike McCullough
The more grateful you are, the happier. Want to know your gratitude score? Take the test.
Blessings Revealed Blessings Revealed
by Puanani Burgess
Puanani Burgess tells the story of one student with a gift—a gift our schools are not cultivating.
This is Your Brain on Bliss This is Your Brain on Bliss
by Matthieu Ricard
After 2,000 years of practice, Buddhist monksknow that one secret to happiness is simply to put your mind to it.
Grief’s Hidden Gift Grief’s Hidden Gift
by Wendy Call
What I learned about happiness during my mom's last days with cancer.
Living Large in a Tiny House Living Large in a Tiny House
by Carol Estes
Dee Williams doesn't need a big house to be happy. Instead she found happiness in a 84-square foot house on wheels.
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