Humankind - Sustainable for the Holidays

SEGMENT 1: Author Annie Leonard, whose film ‘The Story of Stuff’ has had over 10 million hits online, discusses ways to reduce the huge environmental toll from holiday-related purchases, but still connect with loved ones.

SEGMENT 2: We consider the new science of gratitude -- what psychologists are discovering about the benefits of cultivating an attitude of thankfulness about your life. New research suggests that people who actively develop gratitude become both more content and physically healthier.

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