Happiness

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
by Kim Eckhart
“Love people, use things, because the opposite never works.”
How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature—or even watching it in videos—benefits our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.
In One of the Nation’s Unhealthiest Places, This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm
by Liza Bayless
In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food.
8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth Svoboda
Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
Millions of Women Know Sexual Trauma—Thanks to Trump, They’re a Voting Bloc
by A.C. Shilton
The 76 million women who have been oppressed by rape culture and sexual trauma may turn out with surprising force on November 8.
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.
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?