Leo Babauta on consumerism — and how you really don’t need it to be happy.
The easiest way to create social change is to wield your consumer power wisely. Here’s one man setting out to do just that.
When corporate powers seek to destroy, each individual has the power and responsibility to end exploitation.
Cameron Conaway used to occasionally ask for Jameson when he wanted whiskey. Now it’s his top choice. Here are a few reasons why.
In light of a recent news story about a teenager suing her parents for college tuition, Larry Bernstein wonders what essential items parents should be obligated to provide for their children.
If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.
The machine of capitalism is hungry. Are you willing to stop feeding it, at least for a little bit? Doug Zeigler ponders valuing things over presence.
Conservationist Matt Williams shows the importance of reconnecting everyone, especially boys, back to the natural world.
“In the absence of elders, the impetuosity of youth becomes the slow death of the community.” Jed Diamond takes his grandson on a rite of passage.
Time and experience has helped Danny Baker understand what it takes for a person to recover from depression.
Being an introvert need not relegate you to a life of solitude. A vibrant social life that fits your personality and honors your brain chemistry is well within reach. These are the rules Tyler Tervooren follows, and they keep this sensitive introvert healthy, happy, and well-connected with his friends and community.
Eckerd College’s student body just got a reality check in the form of a very patronizing email from its president.
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Appreciating what we have, going for what we want and enjoying the journey there, is the recipe for a happy life.
In the wake of yet another (and another, and another) police killing of a Black citizen, Aja Barber refuses to take her privileges for granted.
Thomas Fiffer reveals seven truths about life after an abusive relationship that stay mostly in the shadows.
In the middle of heartache and rage, Billy Flood found unexpected hope and enthusiasm in the form of a blond-haired fellow protester.
Brynn Tannehill speaks about some of the roots of anti-transgender violence, and steps we can take to end it.
John McElhenney just trashed his online dating profiles, so he can find his real match in the real world.
Rion Amilcar Scott details recent acts of police brutality and the wounds they leave behind.
David Shectman allows us to see a small, beautiful moment between him and his daughter, and shows us what gratitude is all about.
David Ryan Polgar, on finding the sweet spot of connection this Thanksgiving.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).