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The Good Life

Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis? How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?
by Sarah van Gelder
Targeting workers, the unemployed, and public services won't do it. Help us find the solutions that will.
Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition
by Shannon Hayes
When it comes to ecological living, there's always someone who's doing it better. So what?
The World of Our Dreams The World of Our Dreams
by David Korten
I find hope in the fact that for all our wondrous differences, at the core we humans all want most of the same things. Fortunately, what we want aligns with where we need to go.
Finding Creativity in Our Frenzied World Finding Creativity in Our Frenzied World
Video: John Cleese on how to let your tortoise mind come out to play.
Dealing With U.S. Deficit: Outdoor Playtime For Kids Dealing With U.S. Deficit: Outdoor Playtime For Kids
by Alyssa B. Johnson
New Yorkers throw the "Ultimate Block Party" to reclaim play.
My Antidote to Overwhelm My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way
by Jason Marsh
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
Finding Love: Is it Different for Radical Homemakers? Finding Love: Is it Different for Radical Homemakers?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes reflects on Valentine's Day.
Lost Generation Lost Generation
by Jonathan Reed
Jonathan Reed’s poem about what life would be like when you turn 50 seems depressing at first—but when you read the poem in reverse, life seems a lot brighter.
Beyond GDP: UK to Measure Well-Being Beyond GDP: UK to Measure Well-Being
by Laura Stoll
The UK is trying out a new way to see if government policies are improving people’s lives: ask.
Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles
by Madhu Suri Prakash
Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley on Gross National Happiness, his country's traditions, and the importance of democracy.
Fixing the Future Fixing the Future
Video: David Brancaccio's full documentary as he travels the country to visit communities that are changing their economy in unique ways.
Out of Chaos Out of Chaos
by Sarah van Gelder
15 years ago, YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder wrote this piece for the launch issue of YES! How well does it stand up in a world that is, if anything, more chaotic?
How To Keep Love Going Strong How To Keep Love Going Strong
by John M. and Julie Gottman
Poster: 7 principles on the road to happily ever after.
Happy Holidays? 6 Ways to Get There Happy Holidays? 6 Ways to Get There
by James Baraz
Research-tested strategies for feeling the joy of the holiday season.
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