Happiness

Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
Books Inspiring Us: “Being the Change”
by Peter Kalmus
In his new book, NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus explores the daily practices that build healthy, happy, and resilient communities.
What We Want for 2018: The Biggest Movement Leaders Envision the Changes Ahead
by Beverly Bell
From Alicia Garza to Annie Leonard, nine organizers share their hopes for the new year.
The Fierce Urgency of “How”
by Peter Buffett
When we have reconsidered the lives we have built, how will we live?
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
The Best of 2017: Books on How to Stay Resilient and Live a Meaningful Life
by Diana Divecha, Kira M. Newman, C. Brandon Ogbunu, Elise Proulx, Jill Suttie
The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books to help you thrive in a turbulent world.
Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.
As American as Apple Pie, Bourbon, and Slave Labor
by Angela Garbes
Nostalgia, at its best, is a tidy fantasy that erases many of us.
Building a Co-op Allowed These Musicians to Quit Their Day Jobs
by Araz Hachadourian
With no major labels in Minneapolis, this hip-hop group started their own label.
How I Changed My Holiday Traditions to Match My Values
by Zenobia Jeffries
Five ways to celebrate without feeling financially and emotionally overwhelmed.
12 Reasons Biking Is About to Get Way More Popular
by Jay Walljasper
It’s no longer a white-people thing, a big city thing, or an ultra-fit athlete thing.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
Infographic: How Money Influences Your Happiness (and Vice Versa)
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
For a joyful economy, spread the wealth.
Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props
by Jacqueline Keeler
This week, Trump is using Natives to target the Bears Ears National Monument. Last week, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
New Study Links Living Near Forests to Healthier Brains
by Tom Jacobs
Evidence keeps mounting that, in stressful times, there is much to gain by surrounding yourself with plants and trees.