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The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger     Picture The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger Picture
See our YES! articles to complement The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to consider the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo
Practical tips on the right long underwear, whether hemp really is the answer to everything, and how green is bamboo? Plus YES! Staff's favorite green gifts.
In Review :: YES! Film Picks - What Would Jesus     Buy? / Beyond Elections In Review :: YES! Film Picks - What Would Jesus Buy? / Beyond Elections
YES! Film Picks: Maddening and motivating independent films - Capsule reviews of What Would Jesus Buy? and Beyond Elections.
People We Love :: Carol Bailey People We Love :: Carol Bailey
by Noah Grant
Carol Bailey repeatedly saw the pain divorce brings to couples and their children. Convinced that there must be less damaging ways to dissolve a dysfunctional marriage, she developed a new approach based on her belief that “dialogue is the highest calling of the human mind.”
How Thankful Are You? How Thankful Are You?
by Stephen Post, Mike McCullough
The more grateful you are, the happier. Want to know your gratitude score? Take the test.
Blessings Revealed Blessings Revealed
by Puanani Burgess
Puanani Burgess tells the story of one student with a gift—a gift our schools are not cultivating.
This is Your Brain on Bliss This is Your Brain on Bliss
by Matthieu Ricard
After 2,000 years of practice, Buddhist monksknow that one secret to happiness is simply to put your mind to it.
Grief’s Hidden Gift Grief’s Hidden Gift
by Wendy Call
What I learned about happiness during my mom's last days with cancer.
Living Large in a Tiny House Living Large in a Tiny House
by Carol Estes
Dee Williams doesn't need a big house to be happy. Instead she found happiness in a 84-square foot house on wheels.
The Story of Stuff :: Another Way The Story of Stuff :: Another Way
by Annie Leonard
See The Story of Stuff, read our review of the film, and explore our selected YES! articles that address the complex issues that relate to our materials economy and how we can choose to live differently.
Christmas with No Presents? Christmas with No Presents?
by Colin Beavan
"No Impact Man" suspected the holidays would be just as merry without all the stuff.
The Good Life Doesn’t Have to Cost the Planet The Good Life Doesn’t Have to Cost the Planet
by Andrew Simms, Joe Smith
What if you woke up one day to find that humans eventually did make the right decisions, and those decisions had all the right effects and, well, the world turned out to be a pretty cool place.
Having a Voice Makes People Happy Having a Voice Makes People Happy
by Frances Moore Lappé
Most human beings are not couch potatoes and whiners. We are doers and creators. In fact, humans need to 'make a dent.'
Prison Meditation Prison Meditation
Real people show how to live the good life and share their secrets to happiness.
Laughter Yoga Laughter Yoga
Real people show how to live the good life and share their secrets to happiness.
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