Happiness

One Plastic Beach
Video: One kilometer of beach. Thousands of pounds of plastic. One couple turning it all into art.
Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by David Korten
Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.
Hope Amid Hatred
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Our polarization and anger are signs of hopelessness. What can interfaith dialogue teach us about healing our wounds and coming together?
The Illusion of Money
by David Korten
Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.
Food for a Rooted Future
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.
Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles
by Madhu Suri Prakash
Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley on Gross National Happiness, his country's traditions, and the importance of democracy.
Raising Babies in Prison
by Abby Quillen
Supporting the bond between inmates and their newborns gives these families a better start.
Let It Snow: The ABCs of Winter Biking
by Jay Walljasper
Tips for winter riding from the coldest big city in America.
Fixing the Future
Video: David Brancaccio's full documentary as he travels the country to visit communities that are changing their economy in unique ways.
A Car-Free Street in Queens
Parents, children, painters, and teens now have a community play space in their Jackson Heights neighborhood.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 8
The first 7 days of the No Impact Experiment were as difficult as they were illuminating. Sunday's eco-sabbath was for reflecting on what it all means.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 7
Our No Impact Week participants make a different sort of impact: giving back.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 6
Water is life—and the challenge of using less of it really hit home. Check in with our participants on how they confronted their water footprints.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 5
You've laid off the lights and turned down the heat. How are you staying warm?
Olubunmi Blogs on No Impact Week
by Olubunmi Ishola
Olubunmi Ishola is a No Impact skeptic, but she's willing to see if the experiment can prove her wrong.