69. Connect with Community

Find ways of being active and involved in some kind of group activity. Joining a group, if you haven’t already, can reduce your risk of dying this year by half.


Empowering Communities to Envision and Create Change

A great story of successful community organizing.




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Social Intelligence: The Science of Human Relationships

Daniel Goleman argues for the creation of a new social model of intelligence drawn from the emerging field of social neuroscience.




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The Power of Vulnerability

Shame researcher, Brené Brown, shares insights on the importance of vulnerability in achieving authentic human connection and a fulfilling life.




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Working For Good

Working for Good is a conscious-marketing and business-development company spearheaded by founder, CEO and author, Jeff Klein.




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Designing Healthy Communities

A project of the Media Policy Center, this 4-episode investigation provides a view into the health of U.S. cities.




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Ten Acts of Healthy Rebellion

I’m a fan of Rilke’s wise advice to “live in the questions.” But lately, ever since we launched our popular “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy” app, I am getting one question that always leaves me flummoxed: Of all 101 Ways, what’s your favorite?




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A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World

We’re living in a society that is wired up to make us sick, overweight, depressed and stressed out.We can change this mixed-up reality.We can reclaim our well-being and create a better, more blissful world.




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Small Planet Institute

Founded in 2001 by Frances Moore Lappé, author of 18 books including Diet for a Small Planet, and Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, the Small Planet Institute serves to further a transition to “Living Democracy.”




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Dan Buettner

National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner studies the world’s longest-lived people and distills their secrets into a single plan for health.




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Sustainable Table

This website celebrates local sustainable food, and offers an array of educational materials on food-related issues




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Better Life Index

Nifty interactive tool promotes policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.




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Common Dreams

Nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens’ organization informing, inspiring and igniting change for the common good.




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Van Jones

Internationally recognized human rights and clean-energy economy pioneer.




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Blue Zones

The goal of Blue Zones is to help people live longer, better and happier lives.




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“The Hidden Influence of Social Networks”

Nicholas Christakis offers insights on how our lifestyle choices can impact those around us.




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More of this 101 Way at our sister site Experience Life:

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41 Things I Learned by Walking 41 Miles* Through My Community to Celebrate Turning 41

Katy Bowman recaps the lessons she learned while walking 41 miles in search of local food and small-scale farmers. 




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Real Life Connections

Real-Life Connections

When our social lives unfold largely in the digital realm, it can damage our relationships and health in surprising ways. Discover why face-to-face connections count.




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Community Counts

Community Counts

Rebuilding a sense of neighborliness has become its own revolutionary act. Here’s why reconnecting with neighbors and fellow citizens is important.




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The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

How to improve face-to-face communication in a digital world.




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A Healthy Kind of Contagious

You’ve heard by now that you can “catch” obesity from your friends, family — even distant acquaintances. But you may have missed the flip side of that story: Good health and fitness are catching, too.




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