MariaElena De La Garza on what community action looks like.
Laughter Yoga grows in popularity, as both a powerful stress antidote and exercise
Santa Cruz is one of hundreds of cities across the globe organizing solidarity marches—in what could be a new era of activism
How siblings bond, why they fight and what makes them so important
The dangers of letting your pets get ahold of your stash
Science is beginning to understand how generosity makes our lives better—and maybe even longer
New memoir from Christina Waters examines life fully engaged
One writer’s journey into what makes funny funny, and why laughter is so good for us
What does the survival of printed books say about our brains?
Bay Area artists celebrate the centennial of the absurdist movement
Now in its 11th year, FashionART gets bigger and more sophisticated each year
Santa Cruz’s underground supply of activity groups
Why tapping into herbal medicine requires experimentation and self-learning
New science may confirm what Ayurvedic medicine always knew about the importance of a healthy gut
Why the city’s urban canopy may be in danger, and what it means for our future
The key to good sex may be talking about it more
Ami Chen Mills-Naim on a psycho-spiritual approach to mental well-being.
Cellist Rushad Eggleston is running away from the stage, sprinting up the hill on the backside of the amphitheater at Camp Krem,...
The sobering science behind America’s favorite comfort food
What twitches are trying to tell us about our stress levels
Local organization faces setbacks in work to revive local fish populations
Aphrodisiacs and the food-sex connection
Is there hope for California’s salmon?
Free time-bank program seeks to improve community health by combating social isolation
Greg Pepping of the Coastal Watershed Council explains how the new attention being paid to the San Lorenzo River could transform Santa...
Seven ways to beat the all-too-real Seasonal Affective Disorder
Penny Framstad lights the way for aspiring musicians
This time, scientists say, winter really is coming for Santa Cruz
The truth behind the bacon controversy