Happiness

How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
by Tristan Ahtone
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
An Experiment in Gratitude
From Soul Pancake's series "The Science of Happiness," this video follows five participants in an experiment that measures how much their happiness increases after they express gratitude.
The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger
by Sarah van Gelder
We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.
How to Kick Your Digital Addiction and Learn to Live Again
by Kira M. Newman
Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.
More People Than Ever Before Are Staying Single—And That’s a Good Thing
by Bella DePaulo
Single people are redefining the meaning of home, family, and community for the 21st century.
The Innovating, Creative Superpowers of ADHD
by Crystal Ponti
It is so common for self-employed people to have ADHD, the disorder could be renamed “the entrepreneur’s trait.”
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Memes Made You a Better Person. Think About It
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
Those cleverly captioned photos shared on social media can spark conversations and help build empathy.
Self-Esteem Might Boost Our Egos, But Self-Compassion Opens Our Hearts
by Kristin Neff
Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and above average, or on meeting ideal goals.
Incarcerating US: The Failings of America’s Prison System
by Kim Eckart
The documentary dates the problem to the war on drugs and the establishment of mandatory minimum sentences.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
by Kim Eckhart
“Love people, use things, because the opposite never works.”
An Outside-the-Doctor’s-Office Approach to Health Care
by Daphne Miller
Research is showing that health care can be an engine for community change.
The Real Work Can Begin When We Allow Uncertainty
by Colin Beavan
Our current political climate is volatile, scary, and uncertain. But maybe the not knowing and the confusion will finally allow us to arrive at a true beginning.
In a Bad Mood? Studies Show Why That Can Be a Good Thing
by Kira M. Newman
Five reasons why the quest for constant happiness is misguided.
How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature—or even watching it in videos—benefits our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.