Happiness

Animals Among Us
by Sarah van Gelder
Should we eat animals? Can we save our ailing wildlife? What can animals teach us about caring for the planet and each other? The Spring 2011 issue of YES! Magazine explores our relationship with other creatures.
Haitian Renaissance: Youth Paint a New Country
by Beverly Bell
How a community art program in Haiti is empowering young people to express their hope for a better future.
My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Marc Bekoff
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.
YES! But How? Grow a Curtain
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
YES! But How? Propagating Plants
by Caitlin Battersby
I’d like to start a garden, but buying plants can be expensive. I’ve read of propagating cuttings using rooting ­hormones. Is there a natural way to propagate?
A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way
by Jason Marsh
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
US Uncut: How to Do Your Own Bail-In
Advice from UK Uncut: Bringing an uncut protest to your town is easy.
In it Together: Organizing a Common Security Club
by Sarah Byrnes
How to overcome the obstacles and cultivate a caring, supportive community group in the face of tough economic times.
People, Power, and Public Spaces
by Jay Walljasper
What the privatization of public spaces has to do with our likelihood of taking to the streets.
Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison
In Madison, Wisconsin, a workers' uprising is resulting in some clever slogans.
“Localization is the Economics of Happiness”
by Brooke Jarvis
We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness, on how to change all that.
Colin Beavan: Advice From an Accidental Activist
by Colin Beavan
How a regular guy found some super power.
No Impact Week Photo Awards
Food, energy, giving back, and more: The winning entries from January's No Impact Week participants.
Film Trailer: The Economics of Happiness
How going local can restore our ecosystems, our societies, and our spirits.