Happiness

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.
What the Garden-Hacking Grandmas and Grandpas of South Korea Know
by Patrick M. Lydon
Gardening here is not a hobby. It comes from the realization within people that there is inherent value in tending a garden and taking time to be a part of nature.
Fight Fascism With a Dance Party
by Janey Stephenson
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.
Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm
by Jennifer Luxton, Erin Sagen
Take that lawn by the grass and grow something!
The Podcast Taking on Racism in the Food Industry
by J. Gabriel Ware
A chef and journalist started “The Racist Sandwich Podcast” to address inequity in the restaurant industry. Today, it’s winning award nominations and fans worldwide.
How Horror Films Are Bringing More Gender Equality to Hollywood
by Beth Younger
A new study finds that horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.