Happiness

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?
Bees for My Backyard
by Pamela O’Malley Chang
Pam’s next step for personal resilience: bringing a wild beehive home.
Can Small Group Organizing Save the Country?
by Sarah Byrnes
Without the support of others, we get drained, we burn out, we sit out elections, or we vote our fears. With it, we can make real change.
Billy Bragg Live
Video: Billy Bragg performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” and “A Reckoning.”
My Kids Eat Snails
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes: When standardized curricula fall short, food can teach the values I want my kids to learn.
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.