YES! Magazine Nominated for General Excellence. Read All About It.
Sections
Home » Happiness » The Good Life

The Good Life

Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

The Good Life? It’s Close to Home The Good Life? It’s Close to Home
by John McKnight and Peter Block
Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers.
Freer, Messier, Happier Freer, Messier, Happier
by Jeremy Adam Smith
These days, moms, dads, kids, grandmas—even neighbors—are sharing the work of family.
Did I Ever Tell You the Story? Did I Ever Tell You the Story?
by Tomas Moniz
As our families grow older, it's the stories we share that bind us together.
Hands-on Research: The Science of Touch Hands-on Research: The Science of Touch
by Dacher Keltner
How everyday forms of touch can bring us emotional balance and better health.
The Road to Real Health The Road to Real Health
by John de Graaf
Health care's just part of the picture. Five policies that would be good for our health, happiness, and wallets.
You Are Who You Eat With You Are Who You Eat With
by Katherine Gustafson
Why hectic times call for a return to the family meal.
The Road to Right-Size Cities The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah Popper
The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.
Traditions That Make A Family Traditions That Make A Family
YES! staff, board members, interns, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers share practices that help define their families.
This Is My Family This Is My Family
8 personal essays on what family is today.
Humanity, in Photos Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
How To Have An Open Relationship How To Have An Open Relationship
by Jen Angel
Three simple tips for making it work
Reducing Our Speed Reducing Our Speed
Video: Why do we call life a journey and rush through it like it’s a race with a prize at the end?
Cycle Chic Around the Globe Cycle Chic Around the Globe
Video: What does fashion have to do with transforming biking from a recreational pastime to a way of life?
51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution 51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution
by Jay Walljasper
What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.
8 Food Rules from My 10-Mile Diet 8 Food Rules from My 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
After a month of hyperlocavore eating, Vicki Robin developed her own food rules for a lifetime.
Personal tools