The Good Life
Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.
Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town
by Jay Walljasperposted Sep 28, 2011
- How snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland for the title of best bike city in America.
Need a Job? Create Your Own
posted Sep 21, 2011
- Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
Young Farmers: A Growing Movement
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 20, 2011
- In spite of the daily discouraging environmental, political, and economic news, coaxing living things to grow somehow seems to make folks optimistic.
The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated
by Leilani Clarkposted Sep 19, 2011
- At 37, Leilani Clark thought she was too old and too independent for roommates. But she soon found herself loving the sharing life...and she’s not alone.
Less Work, More Living
by Juliet Schorposted Sep 02, 2011
- Working fewer hours could save our economy, save our sanity, and help save our planet.
Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?
by Carmen Sobczakposted Aug 25, 2011
- A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family
by Kathy Kottarasposted Aug 25, 2011
- Since trying the No Impact Week experiment, our family has learned to be mindful of our habits, and live with more joy.
Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week
by Colin Beavanposted Aug 18, 2011
- Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start.
At Home with W.S. Merwin
posted Aug 01, 2011
- The U.S. Poet Laureate on learning from Ezra Pound, and why his plot of indigenous Hawaiian rainforest inspires his poetry today.
The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon
by Brooke Jarvisposted Jul 18, 2011
- Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.
“I’d Rather Have a Life than a Pile of Money”
by Fran Kortenposted Jul 15, 2011
- Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son, on his family wealth, his music career, and his commitment to social justice.
Toward a Post-Growth Society
by James Gustave Spethposted Jul 06, 2011
- Gus Speth: It’s business as usual that’s the utopian fantasy, while creating something very new and different is the pragmatic way forward.
The American Dream vs. the Gospel of Wealth
by James Gustave Spethposted Jun 29, 2011
- Is America meant to be a land of opportunity or inequality? Civic virtue or consumerism? Gus Speth explores three deep contradictions in the American identity, asking: What's next for the American dream?
15 Years of Saying YES!
posted Jun 03, 2011
- Video: 15 years ago, YES! Magazine's founders wondered if, amidst the doom and gloom, there was a place for journalism about hope and possibility. They found their answer.
Spiritual Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves by Replenishing the Earth
by Wangari Maathaiposted Jun 03, 2011
- Wangari Maathai: What role does spirituality play in our work to heal the earth?