Happiness

In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos
by Rebecca Solnit
Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
Home-Grown Businesses: The Role of Grassroots Financing
by Stacy Mitchell
How businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.
6 Ways to Start Sharing
by Stephanie Smith
What do you do when you want to start sharing resources, but your community’s not into it?
A Month Without Monsanto
by April Dávila
April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.
3 Pillars of a Food Revolution
by Anna Lappe
As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? Anna Lappé says it's a question of values.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brown
The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayes
Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Without a Car in the World
Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.
How Resilient Are You?
Take this test to find out.
A Giant Leap for Humankind
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.
Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staff
Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.
Fallen Fruit
Video: Sharing knowledge with the community, Fallen Fruit provides maps for locals to make use of public fruit trees.
A Paradise Built in Hell
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit's latest book explores communities that rise to the challenge of disaster.
L.A. Eco-Village
Video: Urban ecovillages work to strengthen communities and bring neighbors, art, and environmental action together.
Banksy Street Art
Photo Essay: British street artist, Banksy, makes his mark in New Orleans.