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Sustainable Happiness

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Issue 48
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THEME GUIDE:
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: YES! music iconVan Jones interview :: ALSO: The Green Collar Economy review
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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: A New American Dream by Sarah van Gelder

New Visions
Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.
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Be Happy Anyway
If money equals happiness, a financial crisis means we’re all gloomy, right? Or could the crisis actually work for us?
By Sarah van Gelder and Doug Pibel
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:: WHAT YOU SAID: Readers tell us What Makes Them Happy?
spacer Happiness graphic10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy
Scientists can tell us how to be happy. Really. Here are 10 ways, with the research to prove it.
By Jen Angel
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the Dalai LamaThis is Your Brain on Bliss
Buddhist monks know that happiness comes with practice.
By Matthieu Ricard
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YES! photo iconTrailer for Dalai Lama Renaissance
spacer Having a Voice Makes People Happy
Frances Moore Lappé says power isn't something to be afraid of. It's an important part of the good life.
By Frances Moore Lappé
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YES! photo iconWalking Through Fear interview

World & Community
New models that foster justice, real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?
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The Good Life Doesn’t Have to Cost the Planet
Here’s what a day looks like in a post-consumerist world.
By Andrew Simms & Joe Smith
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The author explores what it meant to share her dying mother’s final weeks of life.
By Wendy Call
spacer Puanani BurgessBlessings Revealed
A young man, written off as a loser, discovers his own unique gift.
By Puanani Burgess

The Power of One
Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world.
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Happiness-in-Action Heroes

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:: Kevin picks a pillow fight
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:: Joe’s 82 and still breaking records
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:: Tal teaches happiness at Harvard
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:: Bhutan’s king gauges happiness
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:: Kurt paddles close to home
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:: Tina quits her day job
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:: Mark keeps the Secular Sabbath
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:: Cecile savors the slow life
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:: Titus offers a wet-nose touch
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:: Ricard’s brain lights up
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:: Madan laughs out loud
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:: Dhamma Brothers get quiet

YES! Photo iconPillow fight video
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YES! photo iconPhotos of Bhutan
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YES! mouse iconStart your own Secular Sabbath
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YES! music iconLaughter Yoga
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YES! photo iconPrison Meditation movie
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A drug dealer starts a new life restoring prairie ecosystems.
An interview with Jarid Manos, by Madeline Ostrander

No Impact Man Colin Beavan and his daughter
Christmas with No Presents?
One family’s daring experiment: Christmas without all the stuff.
By Colin “No Impact Man” Beavan
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:: The Story of Stuff: A fun and fact-filled look at our consumption patterns.
spacer Living Large in a Tiny House
Dee Williams relaxes in her 84-square-foot home in Olympia, Washington. She lives in a friend’s backyard—and she’s never been happier.
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YES! Photo iconTour Dee Williams' house

Dee Williams in her 84-sq-ft home

 

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Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.
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Stephanie McMillan's comic artRescue the Planet
Stop this happiness! Before it’s too late.
By Stephanie McMillan
spacer Happy cutie pieHow Thankful Are You?
The more grateful you are, the happier. Want to know your gratitude score? Take the test.

Features
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Financial crisis graphicBeyond the Bailout—Agenda for a New Economy
There may never be a better time for an economic redesign. Here are some first steps.
By David Korten
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YES! mouse iconRead the YES! Take on solutions to the financial crisis
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While homeowners and renters across the country are losing their homes, a community land trust in Boston is showing how residents can keep a roof over their heads.
By Holly Sklar


Departments
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY
:: A Worker-Owned Café
By Robert Jensen and Carlos Pérez de Alejo

SIGNS OF LIFE
:: Community Banks Weathering the Storm
:: Climate Spurs Direct Action
:: Iraq’s Nonviolence Activism
:: Bolivia Constitution Reform Likely

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YES! video iconChina's Green Long March

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Matthew LaClair
:: Thomas Dart
:: Carol Bailey
:: Michael Franti
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YES! video iconCheck out I Know I’m Not Alone documentary

UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
:: Sri Lanka’s Gandhian Revolution

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QUOTE PAGE:
Pillow fight!
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READERS FORUM

FROM THE PUBLISHER
Sustainability in a Crisis
By Fran Korten

THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

YES! BUT HOW?
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CARTOON CAPTION

NETWORK NEWS

MASTHEAD

ABOUT THE COVER:
Photo by Betty Udesen

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DISCUSSION GUIDE
RESOURCE GUIDE

IN REVIEW
BOOKS
:: The Green New Deal
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YES! video iconSee how the Green Collar Economy is changing lives
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:: Who Speaks for Islam?
:: How to Rule the World

YES! MUSIC PICKS
:: Boulder
:: Songs for Tibet
:: Day After Tomorrow
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YES! music iconMusic samples online

YES! FILM PICKS
:: Power of Forgiveness
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YES! film iconSee the trailer


:: What Would Jesus Buy?
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YES! film iconShopocalypse awaits


:: Beyond Elections

 

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