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“Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing
by Cat Johnsonposted May 13, 2013
- An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.
Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy
posted Apr 26, 2013
- Video: Whatever service you might need, you’re likely to be able to get it at Onion River Time Bank, where you pay by doing what you love.
Finding the Simple Life at Sea—On a Shoestring
by Peter Pearsallposted Apr 17, 2013
- Think an island-hopping cruise across the Pacific is only for the elite? Not if you take the slow boat.
A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living
by YES! online staffposted Apr 11, 2013
- Portlandia’s Kumail Nanjiani visits a tiny house and asks some of the questions on everybody’s mind.
Why Lent Makes People Happy (and Netflix Doesn't)
by Jason Marsh, Rob Willerposted Mar 27, 2013
- Many of us believe getting more of the things we value will make us happier, but new research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
Sustainable Happiness? 6 Ways to Get There
by Catherine O'Brien, Ian Murrayposted Mar 20, 2013
- Discover natural highs, map your interdependence, and other ways to discover joy within your reach.
Shooting Stars and Living Spirit
by Roberto Vargasposted Feb 01, 2013
Six Ways to Stay Warm without Central Heating
by Malcolm Harrisposted Jan 07, 2013
- Whether you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks or to be kinder to the environment, these are some fun tips to fight the cold.
5 Holiday Parlor Games to Make Your Gatherings More Fun
by Laura Beans, Fabien Tepperposted Dec 19, 2012
- Spoons, sardines, telephone charades, and other activities to put a boost in your get-togethers.
How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car
by Erin L. McCoyposted Dec 14, 2012
- Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.
3 Lessons for Gracious Living in a Stuff-Filled Season
by Fran Kortenposted Dec 13, 2012
- Last year, YES! publisher Fran Korten shared her efforts to move more stuff out of her house than into it. With the season of “stuff” upon us again, here’s what she’s learned about unstuffing her life.
20 Machines for a DIY Civilization
posted Dec 06, 2012
- Video: Open Source Ecology has released free plans for building tractors, brick compressors, and other essential machines. Why pay more for stuff that's designed to fall apart?
The Endangered Repairman
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 23, 2012
- Getting your stuff fixed instead of throwing it away is good for the environment as well as for your bank balance. So why is this craft dying out in America?
Feeling Short on Time? Try Something Awe-Inspiring
by Stacey Kennellyposted Oct 25, 2012
- A study suggests that the same experiences that make us notice the vastness of the universe also make us feel there’s more time in the day.
7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”
by Christine Grantposted Oct 24, 2012
- Don’t let the spandex-clad iron men scare you off! Here are seven reasons why all types of people are biking to work—and why cities are encouraging them.