Happiness

Can Zoos Teach Us To Be Better Humans?
by David Korten
If we can recognize our destruction of other animals’ habitats, perhaps we can recognize our destruction of all the living systems on which we depend.
I Took a Side Job Selling Cherries at Pike Place—And Now Love the Farming World
by Fan Kong
There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.
My Brush With Terrorism Helped Me Find My Courage
by Simon Okelo
Sometimes it seems that the world is responding to violence only with violence, but there are other possibilities.
The Stress-Busting, Mood-Lifting Effects of Mindfulness During Pregnancy
by Kira M. Newman
4 ways a mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Call for Submissions: Science for the Public Good
by YES! Staff
Send us your ideas by Sept 25.
Why We Need Tiny Colleges
by Marcus Ford
Could smaller—and cheaper—schools produce more thoughtful, engaged, and compassionate human beings?
To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other
by Sarah van Gelder
When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves.
Thinking of Moving? Why Staying Put Could Make You Happier
by Kira M. Newman
A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.
My Walking Pilgrimage
by John Francis
How the simple act of walking can open us up to confront and heal our toughest problems.
Celebrate the Urban Wilderness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuen
Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age
by Nancy Hill
A photographer explores what’s important when you’ve lived fewer than seven years or more than seven decades.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! Staff
The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
More Diversity in the Workforce Starts With Education
by Lornet Turnbull
A Seattle-area school aims to better prepare Black and Latino students for careers in math and science through its unique program.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartney
The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
In Photos: Real Men Do Cry
by Maud Fernhout
Emotions aren’t gender exclusive.