Happiness

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.
Homemade Prosperity
by Shannon Hayes
Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.
Change Comes From You and Me
by Fran Korten
The truly good news is that, over the nearly 15 years since YES! was founded, the number of positive, community-based initiatives has exploded.
Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown
Video: How this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
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.