YES! Magazine Nominated for General Excellence. Read All About It.
Sections
Home » Happiness » HAPPINESS

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]
link

HomeBannerAd_Bookshelf

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

HAPPINESS

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

Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free
by Chris Francis
Georgia is one of three states that exclude undocumented students from full access to higher education. "Freedom University" operates on the principle that “you can stop me from going to a UGA classroom, but you can’t stop a UGA professor from teaching me.”
“Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing “Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing
by Cat Johnson
An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.
Mothers Day Cards that Actually Depict Our Moms Mothers Day Cards that Actually Depict Our Moms
by Corey Hill
The reality of motherhood in America has little in common with the comfortable images portrayed in cards and on TV. A set of Mothers Day e-cards you can send for free shows moms that better reflect our diverse society.
Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act
by Frances Moore Lappé
Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it's the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness.
Would Smokey the Bear Get Arrested to Stop Fracking? Would Smokey the Bear Get Arrested to Stop Fracking?
by Peter Rugh
When artist Lopi LaRoe used Smokey the Bear imagery to encourage anti-fracking activism, the Forest Service threatened her with a lawsuit.
Survival of the ... Nicest? Check Out the Other Theory of Evolution Survival of the ... Nicest? Check Out the Other Theory of Evolution
by Eric Michael Johnson
A new theory of human origins says cooperation—not competition—is instinctive.
Six Ways to Stop Worrying and Find Work You Love Six Ways to Stop Worrying and Find Work You Love
by Roman Krznaric
Quitting work that leaves you unfulfilled requires a lot of courage. Here are six things you can do to get yourself ready to take the plunge.
Star Trek’s George Takei: Putting Facebook Fame to Good Use Star Trek’s George Takei: Putting Facebook Fame to Good Use
by Mark Engler
Famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, today George Takei uses the popularity of his kitchy humor to promote discussion about the rights of women and LGBT people.
Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy
Video: Whatever service you might need, you’re likely to be able to get it at Onion River Time Bank, where you pay by doing what you love.
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
by Nadia Colburn
When author Florence Williams learned her breast milk contained chemicals like flame retardants, she started investigating what exactly is in a breast and how that body part connects us to our children, our past, and our surroundings.
Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others
by Fabien Tepper, Signe Predmore
From mobile libraries to tiny libraries, how to get others to read the books you love.
Finding the Simple Life at Sea—On a Shoestring Finding the Simple Life at Sea—On a Shoestring
by Peter Pearsall
Think an island-hopping cruise across the Pacific is only for the elite? Not if you take the slow boat.
Fried Onions, Feather Beds, and Intro to Chinese Fried Onions, Feather Beds, and Intro to Chinese
Here's a typical day at Brooklyn Free School.
For the Bullied and Beautiful
In this sometimes humorous and painfully true TEDTalk, Shane Koyczan's spoken-word poem, "To This Day," shares the anguish of being bullied and the will to survive.
Visual Learning: Out of Character Visual Learning: Out of Character
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about the intersection of handwriting and digital typeface and the fate of cursive writing around the world.
Personal tools