Happiness

12 Reasons Biking Is About to Get Way More Popular
by Jay Walljasper
It’s no longer a white-people thing, a big city thing, or an ultra-fit athlete thing.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
Infographic: How Giving Makes You Much Happier
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
For a joyful economy, spread the wealth.
Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props
by Jacqueline Keeler
This week, Trump is using Natives to target the Bears Ears National Monument. Last week, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
New Study Links Living Near Forests to Healthier Brains
by Tom Jacobs
Evidence keeps mounting that, in stressful times, there is much to gain by surrounding yourself with plants and trees.
These People Are Transforming What Happens After You Die
by Sammi-Jo Lee
Meet the morticians offering compassionate practices for dealing with death.
It’s Not Just Sleep That’s Important to Your Well-Being. It’s Dreaming, Too
by Matthew Walker
People say time heals all wounds, but new research suggests that time spent in dream sleep is what really matters.
When Buying Nothing Gives You More of Everything
by Erin Sagen
A way to get and give free stuff with your neighbors that is time-consuming, inconvenient—and wonderful.
Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays
by Wyatt Massey
Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings.
The Incredible Power of a Potluck
by Kevon Paynter
Dinner table gatherings help to build cultural ties and tear down political walls.
Lovehacking, and Other Habits of Happy Couples
by Kira M. Newman
Marriage research shows how strong relationships survive (even in these hard times).
6 Horrifying Foods You’ve Probably Eaten
by Erin Sagen
Are you going to eat that? Because the food industrial complex is the stuff of nightmares.
Unapologetically Fat: A Challenge to How We See Women’s Bodies
by Ayu Sutriasa, Bailey Williams
Meet the social media stars fighting fatphobia.
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.