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HAPPINESS

The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

It Took a Village It Took a Village
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Can We Talk? Can We Talk?
by Vicki Robin
Conversation Cafés are there to create a space for diverse strangers and neighbors to gather and talk about things of common interest and concern—culture, politics, philosophy and more.
Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn
by Gustavo Esteva
Creating alternatives to traditional schools, in Oaxaca they created their own university, "unitierra", where students learn whatever they want to learn, where students are their communities, and learn by apprenticeship.
The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus
by Jen Angel
Clowns and puppets, theater and drumbeats—street spectacle carves out space for experiencing a new world.
Live Free—Do It Yourself Live Free—Do It Yourself
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
The consumer life carries invisible chains. Let's make spaces where we can be free. Step off the path. Free of debt, free of consumerism, moving into community and joy.
Taking Freedom to the Streets Taking Freedom to the Streets
by Sarah van Gelder
By liberating exterior spaces, people are also freeing their minds and hearts and opening up the potential of human society for greatness. Sarah van Gelder introduces the "Liberate Your Space" Winter 2008 issue of YES!
In Review :: Personal Safety Nets In Review :: Personal Safety Nets
by Lisa Farino
Book review: Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life's Inevitable Changes & Challenges by John W. Gibson and Judy Pigott.
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
My Year of Eating Local: Zucchini Wars
by Barbara Kingsolver
In an excerpt from the book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", Barbara Kingsolver writes of the challenges of dealing with growing zucchini.
Healing Arts Healing Arts
Examples of how art is used nationwide to promote the healing process.
Pass it On Pass it On
by Alice Lovelace
Poetry by Alice Lovelace
¡Salud!
A preview of the documentary film ¡Salud! which examines the Cuban health care system and its role in the quest for global health.
Baptists and Popular Education in Cuba: an interview with Joel Suárez Baptists and Popular Education in Cuba: an interview with Joel Suárez
by Sarah van Gelder, Justine Simon
An interview with Joel Suárez, the general coordinator of the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba. He discusses the three founding pillars of the movement, as well as the lead up to the 1992 changes in Cuba's constitution that ratified the state's secular nature.
Meningitis B: Cuba's Got the Vaccine—Why Don't     We? Meningitis B: Cuba's Got the Vaccine—Why Don't We?
by Robert Fortner, MD
A vaccine with proven effectiveness against Meningitis B was developed in Cuba in the 1980s. Since then, 55 million doses have been administered in Cuba and other countries. But not in the U.S.,where outbreaks still kill children. Dr. Robert Fortner, MD, wanted to find out why…
5 Ways NOT to Travel Like a Tourist
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Tips to minimize travel that screams "TOURIST!"
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