Happiness

Brett Dennen on the Healing Power of Music
by Madeline Ostrander
Though he’s climbed to the top ten of the indie music charts and won accolades from Rolling Stone, 30-year-old musician Brett Dennen says his most important work to date has been with children at The Mosaic Project, a small outdoor school in the Napa Hills of California.
Across Race Lines
Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Ending the Trance, Answering the Call
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
Passover invites us to shake off the old stories of limitation, and create new ones of possibility and service.
Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
African American Farmers Go Organic, Bring Healthy Food to Southeast
by Mark Winne
The Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), helps members convert to organic agriculture, and organizes a farmers market in a park that was once off-limits to them.
Why Everyone Suffers in Unequal Societies
by Brooke Jarvis
An interview with epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, whose research shows that what the healthiest and happiest societies have in common is not that they have more, but that what they have is more equitably shared.
Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities
by Berit Anderson
The daughter of a white Jewish mother and a Chinese father, Jen Chau started a meet-up group called Swirl, for multiracial people who wanted to form their own networks.
Generation Mixed: Breaking the Race Barrier
by Adrienne Maree Brown
How the under-35 set is breaking the race barrier.
Brett Dennen: My Most Important Songs
by Madeline Ostrander
A little-known album by pop star Brett Dennen is still changing lives at The Mosaic Project, teaching kids to stand up to intolerance.
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience
by Ashlee Green
Kip Fulbeck created the book he always wanted as a kid: The Hapa Project, a series of photos and essays documenting the part-Asian experience.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race
by Berit Anderson
Mark Tauber's Blended Nation is a book that chronicles the struggle for identity faced by mixed-race individuals.
Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers
by Ashlee Green
Teja Arboleda is part of a new generation of mixed-race comedians who are using humor to break down racial barriers.
Can Money Buy Education?
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes taught her daughter that their family doesn't buy things they can make or grow at home. She then had to wonder: Does that include higher education?