How Can We Be Happier? Experts Say Stop Worrying About Happiness in the First Place
by Liz Pleasant
In this video, The Atlantic asked a group of experts what we can do to be happier. Turns out our obsession with happiness might actually be hurting us.
Finding a House That Fits Is About More Than Just Size
by Norman Allen
Going from a suburban Versailles to a cabin in the woods was just what I needed to find home.
10 Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Parent—And What I Learned From Doing Them Anyway
by Shannon Hayes
When it was my turn to raise kids, I was certain I’d get it all right. But parenting doesn’t happen by the book.
Like to Blame Others When Bad Things Happen? Here's What You're Missing Out On
by Liz Pleasant
This best-selling author explains why blame is bad for us and our relationships.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Watching Your Parents Age
by Shannon Hayes
When my mom had a medical emergency on Mother's Day, I was reminded to cherish the time I have with her.
Tiny Houses in Paradise! 20 Incredible Vacation Rentals on Airbnb
by Cat Johnson
From caves in Spain to treehouses in Cape Town, check out Airbnb's best tiny house destinations.
When It’s Time to Hand the Farm to the Next Generation, the Simple Life Is Anything But
by Shannon Hayes
This year’s muddy spring presents my family with the chance to pull together more closely than ever.
My Chicken Became a Cat—And Taught Me to Imagine a Happier, Healthier World
by Shannon Hayes
If there is one key to making it in a family farm—or in any business that thwarts the trend toward relentless greed and destruction of the planet—it is the ability to believe.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary Hansen
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
by Shannon Hayes
I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
by Dana Drugmand
You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer
by Shannon Hayes
While making the season's tomato sauce at three in the morning, I mull over the origins of my desire to farm.
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Moore
“What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffman
For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer
by Shannon Hayes
The experience of debt can guide us toward different ways of living—like having extended generations share a household—that are both cheaper and more fulfilling.