Happiness

Forget the Food Industry: Rediscover the Pleasure of Buying, Cooking, and Eating Real Food
by Arun Gupta
Junk food may have captured the American palate, but a few simple ingredients and techniques can win it back.
8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces
by Katrina Rabeler
If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the page to the real world.
The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For
by Christopher Zumski Finke
What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it? How teenage fans are fighting injustice—in real life.
"Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger": An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams
by Devon Fredericksen
"I used to ask the question, 'Am I an activist or a writer?' I don't ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged."
"Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
by Valerie Schloredt
Beyond the Affordable Care Act, the film explores how to make a healthier America.
How To Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It: Rediscovering the Many Joys of Food
by Sarah van Gelder
It's time to reclaim the well-being and exuberance that is part of healthy food culture.
Art for the Sky
by Daniel Dancer
Daniel Dancer's Art For the Sky is a unique, team-building activity for schools and special events. These enchanting creations on acres of land are a whole-body way of stimulating imagination and understanding the interconnection of people and all life.
Being Kind
KarmaTube music video on kindness.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
by Jing Fong
This mandala-esque poster is a happy self-care tool, and can also be adapted to classroom use.
These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin is not the only NFL player to challenge the league's bigotry and misogyny. These five men stand for a new kind of masculinity.
Dryhootch: A Milwaukee Coffeeshop Where Vets Help Vets Survive—At Home
by Ricardo Torres
Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagen
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today
A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It"
by YES! online staff
Frustrated with Monsanto's latest triumph over the grassroots movement to label genetically modified foods? Stephen Colbert lets you laugh about it.