Happiness

Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays
by Wyatt Massey
Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings.
The Incredible Power of a Potluck
by Kevon Paynter
Dinner table gatherings help to build cultural ties and tear down political walls.
Lovehacking, and Other Habits of Happy Couples
by Kira M. Newman
Marriage research shows how strong relationships survive (even in these hard times).
6 Horrifying Foods You’ve Probably Eaten
by Erin Sagen
Are you going to eat that? Because the food industrial complex is the stuff of nightmares.
Unapologetically Fat: A Challenge to How We See Women’s Bodies
by Ayu Sutriasa, Bailey Williams
Meet the social media stars fighting fatphobia.
American Workers Let 662 Million Vacation Days Go Unused Last Year
by Stephen Miller
And 24 other facts you should probably know.
Fed Up With How Women Are Portrayed in Media, These Girls Started Their Own Radio Station
by Melissa Hellmann
A Boston radio station trains teens, helps them find their voice, and gives them a chance to be heard.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
Meet the Playwrights Bringing Social Justice to the Stage
by J. Gabriel Ware
These women are helping audiences empathize with issues in a way that a book or an article can’t.
After Las Vegas, These Are the Questions That Can Bring Us Peace
by Colin Beavan
If we can stop clinging to stories that obscure the truth of what happened, then what follows easily is, How can I help?
Love Little Free Libraries? These People Didn’t Stop at Books
by J. Gabriel Ware
From seed banks to free food pantries, the little library movement is taking off in neighborhoods across the country.
Kindergartners Get Little Time to Play. Here’s Why That’s a Problem
by Christopher Brown
Kids deprived of recess don’t have time to recharge, learn social skills, or solve their own problems.
Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened
by Jennifer Luxton
Meet Jen, who went to sleep-away camp a newbie activist and came back ready to fight for social change.
It’s Not Just Nostalgia: “Real Things” and Why They Matter
by Cecile Andrews
In his new book, David Sax explains how giving into the lure of things like vinyl records and paperback books might actually make you happier.
6 Simple Ways to Preserve Foods From Your Garden
by Eva Perroni
Here’s how you can enjoy summer foods all year long.