SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Community

Having a higher purpose can cultivate resilience and add quality years to your life.

Live Longer and Happier With the Slickest Anti-Aging Trick of All

Having a higher purpose can cultivate resilience and add quality years to your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Isolation can be as bad for your health as smoking. Here are 7 things you should know.

Are You Alone Too Much?

Isolation can be as bad for your health as smoking. Here are 7 things you should know.

by Becky Squires

Community leaders in Oregon are creating lifelong housing.

A House For the Rest of Your Life

Community leaders in Oregon are creating lifelong housing.

by Bandana Shrestha

New storage tools, new sites make it easier to finally, happily simplify your life.

New Sharing Services Let You Downsize Without Pain

New storage tools, new sites make it easier to finally, happily simplify your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Consider these sources of funding to make your hometown a better place to live

Livable Communities Are Attracting Foundation Grants

Consider these sources of funding to make your hometown a better place to live

by Nancy LeaMond

A new program from the Surgeon General will make American communities more walker-friendly

How Walkable Is Your City?

A new program from the Surgeon General will make American communities more walker-friendly

by Jay Walljasper

As more and more midlifers are discovering, volunteering doesn’t just change the world. It changes you.

Doing Good Helps Everyone, Especially You

As more and more midlifers are discovering, volunteering doesn’t just change the world. It changes you.

by Fred Cohn

Giving to others can help you discover your purpose in life.

How Money Can Buy You Meaning

Giving to others can help you discover your purpose in life.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Want to make a difference? Maybe it’s time to run for public office.

On This Year’s Ballot: You

Want to make a difference? Maybe it’s time to run for public office.

by Sarah Mahoney

Happiness—and health—depend on strong social bonds. Is it time for some connection corrections in your life? Click here to learn your C2 Quotient to find out whether you are getting your recommended daily requirement of vitamin C2—Community Connection.

Do You Have Lasting Connections?

Happiness—and health—depend on strong social bonds. Is it time for some connection corrections in your life? Click here to learn your C2 Quotient to find out whether you are getting your recommended daily requirement of vitamin C2—Community Connection.

Village life comes in many shapes. Whether you live alone or with others, you can form a family of friends and neighbors who will be there when you need them.

It’s a Small World After All

Village life comes in many shapes. Whether you live alone or with others, you can form a family of friends and neighbors who will be there when you need them.

by Jay Walljasper

People of all ages rediscover that living in a friendly community boosts
health and happiness.

How to Create Your Own Hamlet

People of all ages rediscover that living in a friendly community boosts health and happiness.

by Jay Walljasper

When Hurricane Sandy disrupts plans for a 60th birthday splurge, two friends forego a spa vacation in Tuscany for mold and mildew abatement in New York’s outer boroughs. The experience opens their eyes to the power of purpose.

Birthday Girls For Good

When Hurricane Sandy disrupts plans for a 60th birthday splurge, two friends forego a spa vacation in Tuscany for mold and mildew abatement in New York’s outer boroughs. The experience opens their eyes to the power of purpose.

by Logan Ward

 Adjusting your communication style leads to more productive relationships

Is Your Relationship IQ as High as You Think?

Adjusting your communication style leads to more productive relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

Joining groups that ignite your passions helps build self-esteem—even more than having many friends.

The Power of Belonging

Joining groups that ignite your passions helps build self-esteem—even more than having many friends.

by Sarah Mahoney

One man’s quest to make his neighborhood healthy shows the power of a grass-roots social movement. Ready to start one too?

The Healing Power of a Shared Garden

One man’s quest to make his neighborhood healthy shows the power of a grass-roots social movement. Ready to start one too?

by Janice Holly Booth

Check out our top-10 list of alluring cities for dating—or living alone.

Here’s Where To Move If You’re Single

Check out our top-10 list of alluring cities for dating—or living alone.

by John Briley

You’ve found the home of your dreams; now fill it with beloved new friends.

Making Friends in a New Place

You’ve found the home of your dreams; now fill it with beloved new friends.

by Christina Ianzito,

In a small town, a big idea for forming friendships takes off

Girls Night Out Gets a Makeover

In a small town, a big idea for forming friendships takes off

by Janice Holly Booth

Got a problem neighbor? Time to create a community

Don’t Live in a Strangerhood

Got a problem neighbor? Time to create a community

by Janice Holly Booth

 How adding a little at-work volunteering can give your career an instant happiness boost

Same Job, More Meaning

How adding a little at-work volunteering can give your career an instant happiness boost

by Sarah Mahoney

Yes, where you live matters, as long as you know what to look for in your next hometown.

Can Moving Really Make You Happier?

Yes, where you live matters, as long as you know what to look for in your next hometown.

by Sarah Mahoney

Doing good and helping others is where it’s at

This Valentine’s Day, Spread the Love

Doing good and helping others is where it’s at

by Janice Holly Booth

 Don’t miss this Q&A with the creator of the Stop Searching For a Soul Mate program, on the power of community in finding true love

It Takes a Village To Make the Right Match

Don’t miss this Q&A with the creator of the Stop Searching For a Soul Mate program, on the power of community in finding true love

by Janice Holly Booth

If you give in the right way (the guideline couldn’t be simpler), your happiness will soar

Why Giving Gives Us Purpose

If you give in the right way (the guideline couldn’t be simpler), your happiness will soar

by Janice Holly Booth

 New research highlights the happiest places in the U.S. We delve deeper

Find Out Where Happiness Lives

New research highlights the happiest places in the U.S. We delve deeper

by Sarah Mahoney

 A tale of two Donalds, one Monica and the titanic struggle to recover from self-inflicted public humiliation

Embarrassed? Join the crowd

A tale of two Donalds, one Monica and the titanic struggle to recover from self-inflicted public humiliation

by Austin O’Connor

“Our deepest friendships are created through shared experiences over time. We have history with our friends, and that is what you’re missing.”

“I moved to my dream town. Why am I miserable?”

“Our deepest friendships are created through shared experiences over time. We have history with our friends, and that is what you’re missing.”

by Pamela Mitchell

What started as a quest for heirloom legumes grew to marketing unique Mexican comestible discoveries

Seeking Lowly Beans Led to Culinary Wonders

What started as a quest for heirloom legumes grew to marketing unique Mexican comestible discoveries

by Jenn Garbee

He was just a stray tabby prone to hissy fits. Then a nursing home discovered his otherworldly skill. The latest in our series on amazing and inspiring animals!

Oscar, the Cat with the Sixth Sense

He was just a stray tabby prone to hissy fits. Then a nursing home discovered his otherworldly skill. The latest in our series on amazing and inspiring animals!

by Janice Holly Booth

It was a time to clear her mind of trivial problems that occupied too much space. She needed to be challenged again. She wondered, could one woman really make a difference?

As Far Away As You Can Get

It was a time to clear her mind of trivial problems that occupied too much space. She needed to be challenged again. She wondered, could one woman really make a difference?

by Judy Mandell