Happiness

Becoming an Empathic Civilization
Video: Economist Jeremy Rifkin believes we can do it, and now he’s got cartoons to show why.
Signs of Sanity (and/or Fear)
The best sights and signs from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Matchmaking for Vegetables
by Ari LeVaux
A new website lets gardeners find partners with whom to swap their excess produce.
Cycle Chic Around the Globe
Video: What does fashion have to do with transforming biking from a recreational pastime to a way of life?
Real Family Values
by Sarah van Gelder
9 progressive policies to support our families.
Sharing the Harvest
by Shannon Hayes
What to do when your apple trees don't produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.
51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution
by Jay Walljasper
What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.
Reaching for Resilience
by Christa Hillstrom
10 ways that one rural ecovillage is building strong foundations for coming times.
8 Food Rules from My 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
After a month of hyperlocavore eating, Vicki Robin developed her own food rules for a lifetime.
A Day in the Life of a BerkShare
by Bill McKibben
Want to encourage the local economy? Try printing your own regional money.
Bring on the Learning Revolution!
In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids’ natural talents are recognized and nurtured.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibel
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
Our Favorite Recipes for Fall
Along with a great Winter 2011 issue, check out what YES! is cooking up this fall.
Making Peace with the Sword Verse
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.