Happiness

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?
People We Love: Jordan Howard
by Tiffany Ran
Organizing a Green Prom
The Tiny House Movement
Video: David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
YES! Picks: Green Gift Ideas
Our holiday guide to thoughtful gifts that will get you on the nice list.
How to Turn Your Old Calendar Into a Gift Bag
by Alyssa B. Johnson
Six steps for turning your old calendars into holiday gift bags.
All in the Ohana
by Puanani Burgess, as told to Doug Pibel
How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.
Light in Dark Times
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
On finding hope during the holidays.
How To Transform Your Household
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaking tips for everyone.