Happiness

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.
One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better
by Tom Jacobs
Researchers say the outdoors can help mute internal criticism.
When It Comes to Your Health, Your Local Economy Matters
by Jessica Young
Research shows community traits such as quality of housing and employment can influence wellness.
This Japanese Concept of Happiness Could Help You Live a More Meaningful Life
by Iza Kavedžija
Focusing on your own happiness can prove self-defeating. Finding your “ikigai” offers an alternative perspective on well-being.
We Need Radical Imagination
by Sarah van Gelder
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.
A Letter to Ursula Le Guin After Her Departure
by Adrienne Maree Brown
When I lost hope in this world, you offered me a plethora of fully formed universes to learn from.
5 Ways You Can Support a Loved One With Depression
by Wiley Reading
How to move beyond “awareness” toward better understanding.
Is Your Weekend Helping or Hurting Your Happiness?
by Jean Twenge
New research offers some simple advice to boost your happiness: Put down your phone and go do something—just about anything—else.
Swedish Death Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Digital Clutter, Too
by Rachel Connor
If we don’t make the decisions about what to keep or discard—whether actual or online—then ultimately it’s up to others.
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?