Happiness

This Is What Naked Power Looks Like
by Taja Lindley
Why feminist burlesque performers put their bodies and politics in full view.
How I Got Strong and Sexy, Despite Medical Drama and a Hidden Disease
by Jasleena Grewal
For years, I suffered alone with Crohn’s disease. But a one-night stand and Bag Lady Mama’s body-positive Facebook page changed that.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals
by Kate Stringer
Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.
Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
by Elizabeth Hopper
Research shows that giving money away may be as good for your blood pressure as exercise and a healthy diet.
How a Health Clinic Made a Local Grocery Store Part of Its Prescription
by Bob Van Meter
A partnership between a Boston health clinic and a local grocery shows what economic development can do when it makes community health a priority.
The Science Behind Why Good Things Really Do Happen to People Who Wait
by Kira M. Newman
Religions and philosophers have long praised the virtue of patience; now researchers are starting to do so as well.
How America’s “Worst Walking City” Got Back on its Feet
by Jay Walljasper
When Oklahoma City was named the least walkable city in America, residents approved an $18 million sidewalk improvement project to help their community get moving.
We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too
by Jill Suttie
New studies show being in nature may increase your willingness to be generous, trusting, and helpful toward others.
Eat to Boost Immunity: 6 Things You Need and Where to Find Them
by Keith Barbalato
Essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin D and Zinc can keep you from getting sick. But which foods have them, and when should you worry about consuming too much?
How Kissing Empowers Women
by Jeremy Adam Smith
The rise of sexual-romantic kissing throughout history has defied cultural norms and put women in charge of romance.
A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food—and Confidence
by Sarah van Gelder
Many survivors of domestic violence have had their attempts at work and creativity sabotaged for years. On these 40 acres of rolling farmland, they're being restored.
Is Cooking the Future of Medicine?
by Jasleena Grewal
At Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care—and other schools are catching on.
Women Are Better At Expressing Emotions, Right? Why It's Not That Simple
by Mark Greene
Men and women both suffer from a culture that discourages us from expressing complex emotions. The answer is deeper listening, and it's the key to healthier, more engaged lives.
What Our Breasts Are Telling Us
by Sarah van Gelder
Author Florence Williams and her daughter discovered they had high levels of toxins—like flame retardants—in their bodies. Getting rid of the chemicals was harder than they expected.
The Bravest Response to Fear
by Jeremy Adam Smith
From strangers on the street to Muslim refugees—why we should embrace the humanity of people we may fear.