Happiness

The Best of 2017: Books on How to Stay Resilient and Live a Meaningful Life
by Diana Divecha, Kira M. Newman, C. Brandon Ogbunu, Elise Proulx, Jill Suttie
The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books to help you thrive in a turbulent world.
Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.
As American as Apple Pie, Bourbon, and Slave Labor
by Angela Garbes
Nostalgia, at its best, is a tidy fantasy that erases many of us.
Building a Co-op Allowed These Musicians to Quit Their Day Jobs
by Araz Hachadourian
With no major labels in Minneapolis, this hip-hop group started their own label.
How I Changed My Holiday Traditions to Match My Values
by Zenobia Jeffries
Five ways to celebrate without feeling financially and emotionally overwhelmed.
12 Reasons Biking Is About to Get Way More Popular
by Jay Walljasper
It’s no longer a white-people thing, a big city thing, or an ultra-fit athlete thing.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
Infographic: How Money Influences Your Happiness (and Vice Versa)
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
For a joyful economy, spread the wealth.
Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props
by Jacqueline Keeler
This week, Trump is using Natives to target the Bears Ears National Monument. Last week, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
New Study Links Living Near Forests to Healthier Brains
by Tom Jacobs
Evidence keeps mounting that, in stressful times, there is much to gain by surrounding yourself with plants and trees.
These People Are Transforming What Happens After You Die
by Sammi-Jo Lee
Meet the morticians offering compassionate practices for dealing with death.
It’s Not Just Sleep That’s Important to Your Well-Being. It’s Dreaming, Too
by Matthew Walker
People say time heals all wounds, but new research suggests that time spent in dream sleep is what really matters.
When Buying Nothing Gives You More of Everything
by Erin Sagen
A way to get and give free stuff with your neighbors that is time-consuming, inconvenient—and wonderful.
Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays
by Wyatt Massey
Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings.
The Incredible Power of a Potluck
by Kevon Paynter
Dinner table gatherings help to build cultural ties and tear down political walls.