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Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe
by Kim Simonposted Apr 01, 2013
- After her essay on raising boys to respect women went viral, an incredible outpouring of support gave author Kim Simon the courage to tell the story she really wanted to share: how her own healing from rape came from knowing she wasn’t alone.
Why Lent Makes People Happy (and Netflix Doesn't)
by Jason Marsh, Rob Willerposted Mar 27, 2013
- Many of us believe getting more of the things we value will make us happier, but new research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s Master Storyteller
by YES! online staffposted Mar 22, 2013
- The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”
For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating
by Jonathan Roweposted Mar 21, 2013
- Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own
by Nina Rogozenposted Mar 20, 2013
- The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
Sustainable Happiness? 6 Ways to Get There
by Catherine O'Brien, Ian Murrayposted Mar 20, 2013
- Discover natural highs, map your interdependence, and other ways to discover joy within your reach.
Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Mar 20, 2013
- Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men
by Kim Simonposted Mar 18, 2013
- What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.
What Our Kids Can Teach Us About Trying Over
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 15, 2013
- Children’s future happiness is not tied to how well they behave or whether they will be able to hold a job. It is tied to their ability to create with their minds and their hands.
Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths
by Richard Schiffmanposted Mar 11, 2013
- Psychologists recently conducted a study that found that meditation may make you more liberal, at least in the short-term. Richard Schiffman argues that the politics of true spirituality are more about balance than support for any one side.
Why You Don’t Frack With John Lennon’s Farm
by Lisa Mullenneauxposted Mar 04, 2013
- When fracking hits close to home, Mark Ruffalo, Debra Winger, Yoko Ono, and other big names find common ground with small towns.
Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself
by Shannon Hayesposted Feb 20, 2013
- We know about the ecological problems that follow when farmers are asked to “feed the world.” What would happen if they just tried to feed their neighbors instead?
An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms
by Sena Christianposted Feb 15, 2013
- In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Feb 15, 2013
- Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Photographs from James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade
by Sedat Pakay, Charles Johnsonposted Feb 12, 2013
- Sedat Pakay’s disarming photos of James Baldwin during his time in Turkey show a side of the great writer most of us have never seen.