Happiness

Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.
Ho'oponopono
by Puanani Burgess
How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
Teen Bullying: It’s Up to Us
by Benjamin A. Talarico
Why one gay teen is motivated to support the teenage victims of homophobic bullying.
Freer, Messier, Happier
by Jeremy Adam Smith
These days, moms, dads, kids, grandmas—even neighbors—are sharing the work of family.
Becoming Abuelita
by Allison Green
We must claim the families we choose, especially when they go beyond blood.
Sex Without Jealousy, Love Without Ownership
by Jen Angel
Exploring open relationships can change our assumptions about intimacy and empowerment.
Returning Grandpa’s Love
by Kristy Leissle
A family economy that doesn't outsource care—at either end of life.
The Child We Never Had
by Wendy Call
Co-parenting lets friends and community share the load and rewards of raising children.
Did I Ever Tell You the Story?
by Tomas Moniz
As our families grow older, it's the stories we share that bind us together.
Families In Hard Times
by Sarah van Gelder
Multigenerational households, same-sex partnerships, and stay-at-home dads: The Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine explores our changing sense of family.
Join YES! for No Impact Week
You’re invited to a one-week carbon cleanse that could change the way you think about your life—and the planet, too.
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.