Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Seattle makes a 10-year commitment to become a more compassionate city.
Building a new economy is tough. One group of neighbors decided to do it together.
A series of studies find that activism brings pleasant emotions, greater life satisfaction, and more experiences of freedom, competence, and connection to others.
Michelle Contreras’ first grade native-Spanish- and English-speakers reflect the future. Michelle uses two-way Spanish immersion, touch therapy, and compassion to connect with her students. This is Michelle's story.
Community clinics and health centers are a key source of health care for the poor. What will happen to them now that a version of health care reform has passed?
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution campaign passionately calls for Americans to think about their relationship with food. By being food smart, he is convinced we and our children will live longer.
Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from every country, residing in New York City. The spirit of the project has become more than just pictures.
The Fun Theory holds that "something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people's behavior for the better."
Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about happiness.
Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?
We’re in a very bad way. But we also know the solution would make most of us richer—even if not in the ways we are presently accustomed to counting as wealth.
One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
For the first time in the U.S., the city’s 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.