Happiness

A Love Letter to My First Radical Queer Affinity Group
by Amelie Zurn
You taught me how to show up and talk it through, while we were taking to the streets to fight for our lives.
Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living
by Kevon Paynter
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
Why Fast Fashion Needs to Slow Down
by Kaya Dorey
The no-waste economy must be applied to fashion, just as it is in the food industry.
A New Generation Lives a Different American Dream—And They’re Happy
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Millennials, sometimes referred to as “generation rent,” are having to get creative and find alternative housing options.
The Lost Indigenous Housing Designs
by Kayla DeVault
Developed over thousands of years, traditional architecture can also build climate resiliency.
How Artists and Neighbors Turned a Bomb Site Into a Medicine Garden
by Olivia Rosane
Amid a housing crisis, a London neighborhood found a way to protect a parcel of rewilded land—then transform it into something better.
4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism
by Alaina Leary
Here’s how to use different platforms to spread awareness and get other people excited about your cause.
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.
How Reminiscing About Baseball Can Help People With Dementia
by Michael Ego
Simply hearing others talk about a sport they love clearly triggers enjoyable memories.
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.