Happiness

Traditions That Make A Family
YES! staff, board members, interns, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers share practices that help define their families.
This Is My Family
8 personal essays on what family is today.
The Tough Questions
Video: A 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome interviews his mother about the challenges–and joys–of raising him.
My New Sisters
by Rona Fernandez
Rona Fernandez expected to be nervous the first time she met her father, but she didn't expect the comfortable bond she would find with her new sisters.
Undercover Support for LGBT Teens
Video: LGBT teachers show solidarity with their students, even when it means they have to do it in disguise.
LGBT Teens Sing For Themselves
Video: The NYC Youth Pride Chorus records an "It Gets Better" message.
StoryCorps Gets to the Core of American Families
Video: Preserving the story of the American experience, one interview at a time.
Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
Two Dads, Many Roots
by Rafael Regan
In the years since 16-year-old Rafael Regan was adopted from Paraguay by two American fathers, he's learned a lot about what makes unique families "normal."
How I Fight For My Family
by Celeste Addai, as told to Tiffany Ran
Celeste Addai had never given much thought to immigration issues–until her Ghanaian husband had to flee in the night from ICE agents. Now family life happens just once a week, in secret.
Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings
by Tiffany Ran
The birth of a new rite for gay and lesbian couples.
How To Have An Open Relationship
by Jen Angel
Three simple tips for making it work
Rocking The Cynical World
by Madeline Ostrander
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck–and his own fans.
Not Your Grandfather’s Retirement
Meet 10 people over 60 who are combining their experience and passion for social good.
Reducing Our Speed
Video: Why do we call life a journey and rush through it like it’s a race with a prize at the end?