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08

Apr

More choices mean less happinessContrary to what you might expect, more options cause stress.

More choices mean less happiness
Contrary to what you might expect, more options cause stress.

24

Mar

Why happiness scares usAcross the world, cultural definitions of happiness vary widely.

Why happiness scares us
Across the world, cultural definitions of happiness vary widely.

20

Mar

Happiness 101: The mechanics of laughterIn honor of the International the Day of Happiness, here’s everything you need to know about giggling, chortling and beyond.

Happiness 101: The mechanics of laughter
In honor of the International the Day of Happiness, here’s everything you need to know about giggling, chortling and beyond.

27

Feb

This is the face of world happiness — and she would like to sit in your lap
The U.N. chose a photo of a rescued pit bull to grace 1 of 6 stamps to mark the International Day of Happiness. (The pooch will also be on the cover of the group’s promotional brochure.)

20

Feb

Hawaii’s not the happiest anymore: Guess which state is on top?It isn’t West Virginia, which came in dead last, as it has for 5 years in a row now.

Hawaii’s not the happiest anymore: Guess which state is on top?
It isn’t West Virginia, which came in dead last, as it has for 5 years in a row now.

06

Feb

Working out can lessen your stress and increase your happiness. It’s just a matter of brain chemistry.

04

Feb

These books offer ways to make positive changes in your life — through understanding the science of habits and shattering the myths of happiness.

These books offer ways to make positive changes in your life — through understanding the science of habits and shattering the myths of happiness.

22

Jan

Happier people keep healthier as they ageEven when accounting for age, lifestyle and economic situation, happier people maintained better physical function as they grew older.

Happier people keep healthier as they age
Even when accounting for age, lifestyle and economic situation, happier people maintained better physical function as they grew older.

20

Jan

From the food we eat to the temperature of the room, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how happy we are.

From the food we eat to the temperature of the room, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how happy we are.

14

Jan

Does having children make people happier?There isn’t much difference in happiness levels between those with kids and those without them. Grandparents, however, are happier with kids.

Does having children make people happier?
There isn’t much difference in happiness levels between those with kids and those without them. Grandparents, however, are happier with kids.