Happiness

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
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
by Katherine Gustafson
Why hectic times call for a return to the family meal.
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
YES! staff, board members, interns, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers share practices that help define their families.
This Is My Family
8 personal essays on what family is today.
Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
How To Have An Open Relationship
by Jen Angel
Three simple tips for making it work
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
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
by Jay Walljasper
What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.
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.
A History of Happiness
by Darrin M. McMahon, Ph.D.
We can learn a lot from older traditions that focused on being good rather than feeling good and measured happiness in lifetimes, not moments.
How to Make Biking Mainstream: Lessons from the Dutch
by Jay Walljasper
The Dutch have spent 35 years perfecting the country's bicycling infrastructure. We, too, can transform biking from a recreational pastime to an integral part of our transportation system.
Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home
by Sven Eberlein
No fortune? No skills? No problem. How a novice builder used mud–and teamwork–to make a house from scratch.