Happiness

Happy Holidays? 6 Ways to Get There
by James Baraz
Research-tested strategies for feeling the joy of the holiday season.
Learning to Live on Less
by Sarah Byrnes
Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.
The Good Life? It’s Close to Home
by John McKnight and Peter Block
Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers.
5 Questions to Awaken Your Functional Family
by John McKnight and Peter Block
The path to restoring function to the family in a citizen society, not a consumer society, is quite simple. It begins with five questions.
Want Successful Students? Meet the Parents
by Girlie Forman
Girlie Forman shares her personal experience, her sense of humor, and food to connect with her high school students—and their families.
YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories
by Jing Fong
Tell Me Your Stories connects young and older people through oral history interviews. Curriculum, interview templates, and other tools guide students through the interview process.
Getting Boys to Read, Story of Food
by Jing Fong
Two resources that explore how to get boys to be lifelong readers and where our food comes from.
Why Sign Up for No Impact Week?
by Aran Seaman
A No Impact Week veteran reflects on how the one-week carbon cleanse taught him to be happier—and how it could teach you, too.
The Third Side of Conflict is Peace
The secret to peace—within your family or the Middle East—could be as simple as taking a walk.
Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services
Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.
All That We Share
by Jay Walljasper
Welcome to a new kind of movement—one that reshapes how we think about ownership and cooperation.
Walking Gently on the Earth
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Making faithful choices about food, energy, shelter, and more.
Rewriting Education for the Real World
Video: The Environmental Charter High School is making an impact on students, the community, and the planet.
YES! But How? Flake Off
by Alyssa B. Johnson
How do I get rid of dandruff without chemicals?
YES! But How? Nit Picking
by Tiffany Ran
Is there a natural way to treat head lice?