The Economic and Social Research Council released a new study (pdf) that directly links unhealthy behaviors in children to unhappiness. Surveying more than 40,000 households in the United Kingdom, the Economic and Social Research Council discovered a number of key factors that could help social agencies, parents, and schools more adequately prepare children for healthier… Read more!
The poorest people in China are very happy, not because of their current circumstances but because of the hope and optimism that have for a happier future. As it turns out, those rose-colored glasses everyone tries to get you to take off are actually good for your health and happiness. According to a recent study… Read more!
You’ve heard the saying love is blind, and now a study has revealed that there’s truth in that statement – at least in the initial stages of the relationship. We may not want to admit it, but after the early infatuation wears off, so do the rose colored lenses through which we’ve been viewing our… Read more!
You can take a daily baby aspirin, get plenty of exercise, and eat right, but if you want a healthy heart, you may also need to find a way to see the glass half full instead of half empty. A new study has revealed that happy, optimistic people are more likely to be heart-healthy too… Read more!
Economists and development experts met at the United Nations in New York this week to discuss whether measuring and improving happiness is just as important as measuring and improving gross national product. The Kingdom of Bhutan has taken a leading role to help define the concept of “Gross National Happiness.” In fact, using metrics such… Read more!
The verdict that college was the time of our lives, with little responsibility in life other than school and socializing- is out. What’s in? Surprisingly, it’s reaching the age of thirty-three, and all the good stuff that comes along with it. Yes, there are good aspects to aging- don’t worry under 33-er’s, you’ll get there… Read more!
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