Happiness

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.
6 Cities Designing for Health
by Anna Clark
From Detroit to Edinburgh, these cities are helping residents live more healthful and equitable lives.
How Strong Friendships Defy Dementia
by Marcus Harrison Green
The Momentia movement uses strong social ties to ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Maintaining Real Relationships in the Digital World
by Miles Schneiderman
Social media has become a fundamental part of my life. As an American in 2015, I am the rule, not the exception. So what does healthy use of these sites look like?
How College Students Are Resisting the Mental-Illness Stigma
by Donna Jackel
Student-led organizations are bringing mental illness into the light to lower the suicide rates of young people.
Take a Walk: 11 Ways to Build the Healthy Habit
by Jay Walljasper
Walking might just be the easiest way to get in daily exercise. Here are a few ways to make the practice even easier.
Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health: Walk More
by Jay Walljasper
New landmark report announces national campaign to encourage Americans to walk more, by making communities safer and more accessible.
This Artist Collects Your Worst Fears and Turns Them Into Something Great
by Alexa Strabuk
The Fear Project uses art to visually interpret the parts of life that scare us the most, normalizing fear as a part of ourselves.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
7 Small Towns Taking Big Steps to Get People Walking
by Jay Walljasper
These communities are helping residents take steps towards healthier lives by making walking a priority.
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
by Miles Schneiderman
These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.
This Cancer Survivor Makes Greeting Cards for When “Get Well” Won’t Cut It
by Liz Pleasant
Tired of the lack of understanding with traditional "Get well soon" cards, Emily McDowell decided to create an alternative.
These Minnesotans Boosted Walking in Their Small Town by 70 Percent. Here's How.
by Jay Walljasper
In Albert Lea, Minnesota, residents rejuvenated their rural community through increased physical activity.