Happiness

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.
Why You Want One of These Dutch Weed Burgers
by Olga Mecking
The hamburger is an icon of the meat-eating world, making it the perfect vehicle to introduce seaweed and the wonders of maritime farming.
How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
by Tristan Ahtone
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
An Experiment in Gratitude
From Soul Pancake's series "The Science of Happiness," this video follows five participants in an experiment that measures how much their happiness increases after they express gratitude.
The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger
by Sarah van Gelder
We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.
How to Kick Your Digital Addiction and Learn to Live Again
by Kira M. Newman
Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.
More People Than Ever Before Are Staying Single—And That’s a Good Thing
by Bella DePaulo
Single people are redefining the meaning of home, family, and community for the 21st century.
The Innovating, Creative Superpowers of ADHD
by Crystal Ponti
It is so common for self-employed people to have ADHD, the disorder could be renamed “the entrepreneur’s trait.”
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Memes Made You a Better Person. Think About It
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Those cleverly captioned photos shared on social media can spark conversations and help build empathy.