Happiness

What the Garden-Hacking Grandmas and Grandpas of South Korea Know
by Patrick M. Lydon
Gardening here is not a hobby. It comes from the realization within people that there is inherent value in tending a garden and taking time to be a part of nature.
Fight Fascism With a Dance Party
by Janey Stephenson
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.
Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm
by Jennifer Luxton, Erin Sagen
Take that lawn by the grass and grow something!
The Podcast Taking on Racism in the Food Industry
by J. Gabriel Ware
A chef and journalist started “The Racist Sandwich Podcast” to address inequity in the restaurant industry. Today, it’s winning award nominations and fans worldwide.
How Horror Films Are Bringing More Gender Equality to Hollywood
by Beth Younger
A new study finds that horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
Decolonize Your Diet
by Teresa O'Connor
Love your Mexican food? Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.
The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico
by Michael Dax
How the state’s unique and open relationship with Mexico is overshadowing Trump’s immigration policies.
Cruel to Be Kind? When It’s OK to Make Someone Feel Bad
by Kira M. Newman
Research suggests sometimes inducing a little negative emotion in someone else can improve their long-term well-being.
Your Chocolate Might Have Survived This Fungus in Ecuador
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Half of all cacao grown in Ecuador is ruined by a disease called frosty pod rot. But farmers, exporters, and chocolate-makers are finding sustainable ways to combat it.
Nostalgia Isn’t Just an Escape—Science Says It’s Important for Coping, Too
by Krystine Batcho
The bittersweet benefits of yearning for the past.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by August 18.
Why You Should Take a Real Lunch Break
by Jill Suttie
According to a new study, we concentrate better and feel less stressed when we fully detach from work and enjoy a real breather.
How to Handle a Toxic Relationship
by Christine Carter
When a relationship is causing you stress and suffering, follow these five steps to find peace for yourself.
How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists
by Chuck Collins
Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era.
Facebook May Fuel New Mothers’ Insecurity
by Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan
How new moms spend their time on social networking sites can affect their well-being and adjustment to parenthood.