The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.
For a more sustainable start to the school year, just follow the Seattle-based rapper to that thrift store down the road.
Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
When we share our yards, sidewalks, and other common spaces, we find a greater sense of belonging and connection to those around us.
Can one celebrate patriotism without hating and fearing other countries?
Gone are the days of the emotionally distant breadwinner. Today’s dads are more and more involved in their kids’ lives.
From China to San Antonio, cities are using rental bike programs to create healthier commutes. Here are a few insights from some of the world’s best programs.
An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.
Quitting work that leaves you unfulfilled requires a lot of courage. Here are six things you can do to get yourself ready to take the plunge.
Famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, today George Takei uses the popularity of his kitchy humor to promote discussion about the rights of women and LGBT people.
Video: Whatever service you might need, you’re likely to be able to get it at Onion River Time Bank, where you pay by doing what you love.
Think an island-hopping cruise across the Pacific is only for the elite? Not if you take the slow boat.
In this sometimes humorous and painfully true TEDTalk, Shane Koyczan's spoken-word poem, "To This Day," shares the anguish of being bullied and the will to survive.
Leaders from many faiths are expecting better relations with the Vatican under Pope Francis. Here YES! speaks to some of them about why that is.
After her essay on raising boys to respect women went viral, an incredible outpouring of support gave author Kim Simon the courage to tell the story she really wanted to share: how her own healing from rape came from knowing she wasn’t alone.
Many of us believe getting more of the things we value will make us happier, but new research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
Discover natural highs, map your interdependence, and other ways to discover joy within your reach.
Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
Psychologists recently conducted a study that found that meditation may make you more liberal, at least in the short-term. Richard Schiffman argues that the politics of true spirituality are more about balance than support for any one side.
DIY bookbinding can put your pages back in order (and it's cheaper than buying a new book).