Happiness

Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?
by Michael S. Jaffee
Not many things matter more to our health than a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting one.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Mothers Dying After Childbirth Is a Medical Issue—But Cultural, Too
by Erin Sagen
Even as the U.S. rate of infant mortality has decreased, the rate of maternal mortality has increased. Here’s what male-dominated medicine has to do with it.
The World Is a Miraculous Mess, and It’s Going to Be All Right
by Zenobia Jeffries
In her latest book, author adrienne maree brown envisions a world of abundant justice, abundant attention, and abundant liberation.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Lonely People
by Amelia S. Worsley
Those trying to cure a loneliness epidemic by bringing people physically closer to their neighbors are oversimplifying its modern meaning.
How to Say Goodbye When Someone You Love Is Dying
by Bailey Williams
Say what you feel. Connect with other loved ones. Accept the past. Most important, move forward.
Imagine a Board Game Where You Still Like Your Friends at the End
by Stephanie Van Hook
Forget Monopoly. There are new games that challenge us to turn our competitive drive toward solving social problems.
Why You Really Should Disconnect From Your Phone Every Day
by Jamie Gruman
If you want to enjoy feelings of closeness, connection, and intimacy with your friends and family, put away your phone.
The Ways Gratitude Can Also Make You Physically Healthier
by Summer Allen
Some research suggests that grateful people may have better sleep, healthier hearts, and fewer aches and pains.
5 Things We Know About the People Who Live Longest
by Megan Wildhood
How communities are using longevity research to ensure everyone can have a long, healthy life.
And the Winner for Best Political Moment Is ... the Oscars
by Mark Rahner
If you’ve got a conscience and you’ve got a few seconds in front of a billion people, how could you not speak out against injustice?
10 Films That Would Win If the Oscars Had Awards for Empathy, Resilience, and Forgiveness
by Jeremy Adam Smith, Maryam Abdullah, Jesse Antin, Amy L. Eva, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Jill Suttie
These films go beyond achievements in acting, directing, and editing.
3 Ways You Can Find More Happiness at Work
by Jill Suttie
The trick to being happy with your job doesn’t necessarily lie in earning more money.
Reclaiming African Herbalism as an Act of Resistance
by Danielle Dorsey
Plant medicine has been gaining popularity in recent years, but this herbalist wants to decolonize it.
One Isn’t Always the Loneliest Number
by Kim Haines-Eitzen
What ancient spiritual practices can teach us about turning loneliness into joyous solitude.