Happiness

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Relearning the Skills of Community
by Sarah Byrnes
How members of Common Security Clubs help each other relearn how to live in community.
We're Still Writing “For Colored Girls”
by Jamilah King
Why Tyler Perry's adaptation of the classic play matters.
Cycle City, USA
by Jay Walljasper
How Portland plans to become the first world-class bike city in America.
Hands-on Research: The Science of Touch
by Dacher Keltner
How everyday forms of touch can bring us emotional balance and better health.
When Crop Mobs Take Over
by Tina Chadwick
In Atlanta, city slickers have found a way to give back to the farms that feed them.
The Road to Real Health
by John de Graaf
Health care's just part of the picture. Five policies that would be good for our health, happiness, and wallets.
The World’s First Living Buildings
by Eden Brukman
Once deemed too ambitious, the next generation of green building is now a reality.
You Are Who You Eat With
by Katherine Gustafson
Why hectic times call for a return to the family meal.
A Sit-In Success Story
by Micah Uetricht
Parents in a low-income Chicago neighborhood endured a 43-day sit-in to get a library for their children.
Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue
by Sarah van Gelder
The YES! editorial team is hard at work on our spring issue about animals. Here’s an advance look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
Building Community: An Economic Approach
by David Korten with David Brancaccio
David Korten: What economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.
The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah Popper
The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.
Life After Bullies
by Alexandria Abdallah
Video: How the "It Gets Better" movement is giving fresh hope to LGBT teens.
Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars
by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.