It's easier to be hopeful about our individual futures than our collective ones because we have more control over them. But the two are inextricably linked.
From the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, this cookbook charts a new course for southern, African American, and Caribbean cuisine.
The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
Researchers continue to debate whether people face a genuine trade-off between seeking a happy life and a meaningful one.
The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
Folksinger and lifelong activist Pete Seeger passed away on Jan. 27. He was a constant presence in the labor and antiwar movements, and an innovator in the use of music to create solidarity and social change. In this video, Democracy Now! commemorates Seeger's life and work.
Wearing yourself down with worry? It’s time to thank outside the box.
This is my first Christmas as a father. Since my baby has never known holiday commercialism, it's made me re-examine what I really want to ask for this year.
Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?
A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
These filmmakers toured Haiti's rural south in a pickup truck for 10 days. The footage they captured shows a side of Haitian life most have never seen.
Don't think rituals celebrating costumes and candy can make you happier and healthier? Science says they can.