Happiness

8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth Svoboda
Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
The Importance of Meditating Even When You’re Happy
by Richard J. Davidson
Think of it as preventative medicine for the likely event of stress.
Keep Your Spirits Up: You Can’t Resist Trump When You’re Tired and Sad
by Colin Beavan
We must take care of ourselves in a way that ensures our compassion is not drained away.
20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
by Nina M. Flores
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda Abrams
25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.
How Comfort Food Is Getting Me Through These Rough Post-Election Days
by Erin Sagen
I’ve learned that when we’re vulnerable, when we’re unsure about the world and our place in it, food is the way back home.
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.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
5 Ways Science Says to Handle Difficult Emotional Situations
by Kira M. Newman
Resilience practices can help you confront stress and pain more skillfully, starting with finding silver linings.
Please Stop Thinking You’re Better Than Trump Supporters
by Charles Eisenstein
We’ve got to stop acting out hate. There is no less of it in the liberal media than there is in the right-wing media. It is just better disguised.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun Gupta
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
How to Find the Good in This Nasty Election Cycle
by Kelly McGonigal
Four ways to turn election stress into courage and compassion.
Millions of Women Know Sexual Trauma—Thanks to Trump, They’re a Voting Bloc
by A.C. Shilton
The 76 million women who have been oppressed by rape culture and sexual trauma may turn out with surprising force on November 8.
Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out
by Liza Bayless
Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan Ahtone
Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.