Happiness

Why You Really Should Disconnect From Your Phone Every Day
by Jamie Gruman
If you want to enjoy feelings of closeness, connection, and intimacy with your friends and family, put away your phone.
The Ways Gratitude Can Also Make You Physically Healthier
by Summer Allen
Some research suggests that grateful people may have better sleep, healthier hearts, and fewer aches and pains.
5 Things We Know About the People Who Live Longest
by Megan Wildhood
How communities are using longevity research to ensure everyone can have a long, healthy life.
And the Winner for Best Political Moment Is ... the Oscars
by Mark Rahner
If you’ve got a conscience and you’ve got a few seconds in front of a billion people, how could you not speak out against injustice?
10 Films That Would Win If the Oscars Had Awards for Empathy, Resilience, and Forgiveness
by Jeremy Adam Smith, Maryam Abdullah, Jesse Antin, Amy L. Eva, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Jill Suttie
These films go beyond achievements in acting, directing, and editing.
3 Ways You Can Find More Happiness at Work
by Jill Suttie
The trick to being happy with your job doesn’t necessarily lie in earning more money.
Reclaiming African Herbalism as an Act of Resistance
by Danielle Dorsey
Plant medicine has been gaining popularity in recent years, but this herbalist wants to decolonize it.
One Isn’t Always the Loneliest Number
by Kim Haines-Eitzen
What ancient spiritual practices can teach us about turning loneliness into joyous solitude.
One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better
by Tom Jacobs
Researchers say the outdoors can help mute internal criticism.
When It Comes to Your Health, Your Local Economy Matters
by Jessica Young
Research shows community traits such as quality of housing and employment can influence wellness.
This Japanese Concept of Happiness Could Help You Live a More Meaningful Life
by Iza Kavedžija
Focusing on your own happiness can prove self-defeating. Finding your “ikigai” offers an alternative perspective on well-being.
We Need Radical Imagination
by Sarah van Gelder
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.
A Letter to Ursula Le Guin After Her Departure
by Adrienne Maree Brown
When I lost hope in this world, you offered me a plethora of fully formed universes to learn from.
5 Ways You Can Support a Loved One With Depression
by Wiley Reading
How to move beyond “awareness” toward better understanding.
Is Your Weekend Helping or Hurting Your Happiness?
by Jean Twenge
New research offers some simple advice to boost your happiness: Put down your phone and go do something—just about anything—else.