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The Good Life

Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

Less is More: 5 Steps to Redefine Making a Living Less is More: 5 Steps to Redefine Making a Living
Poster: Life out of balance? Ask yourself this ...
Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town
by Jay Walljasper
How snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland for the title of best bike city in America.
Need a Job? Create Your Own Need a Job? Create Your Own
Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
Young Farmers: A Growing Movement Young Farmers: A Growing Movement
by Fran Korten
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 The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated
by Leilani Clark
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.
Work Less, Live More Work Less, Live More
by Juliet Schor
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy? Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?
by Carmen Sobczak
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 Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family
by Kathy Kottaras
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 Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week
by Colin Beavan
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 At Home with W.S. Merwin
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 The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon
by Brooke Jarvis
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” “I’d Rather Have a Life than a Pile of Money”
by Fran Korten
Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son, on his family wealth, his music career, and his commitment to social justice.
Toward a Post-Growth Society Toward a Post-Growth Society
by James Gustave Speth
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 The American Dream vs. the Gospel of Wealth
by James Gustave Speth
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! 15 Years of Saying YES!
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.
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