Americans are happier in states that spend more on public goods like libraries and parks

Useful information for policymakers.

Giving, not receiving, is the secret to happiness unceasing

Hope you prepared a lot of gifts this Christmass!

Humor and acceptance oust conflict and bickering in long-time marriages

The old that is strong does not wither!

How happy you are may depend on the type of personality

Your personality matters more than your paycheck or social circle when it comes to being happy.

Life satisfaction hinges not on what you do — but who you do it with

It’s dangerous to go alone — take some friends.

French scientists looked at what makes dolphins happy — and they’re very much like us

Quality time with friends makes anyone happy.

You can’t chase your happiness and have it too — you must let it come to you

Chasing happiness might be what’s pushing it away.

Put your phone away if you want to enjoy your night out, study suggests

Unlike apps, happiness doesn’t seem to come through your phone.

Riches make your happiness about yourself, a tight budget makes it about others

Ironically, if you don’t make enough € you probably have more pressing concerns than making art.

Physical activity, whether or not it’s exercise, makes you happier

Move if you want to be happy!

Study finds viewing selfies on social media can make you miserable or jolly — depending on how you see yourself

Seriously, why are selfies a thing?

Citizens are happier in countries where the government intervenes more frequently in the economy

Who knew that governments can make people happier?

Equation suggests other people’s fortunes affects our happiness, and inequality makes us very unhappy

As if finding happiness wasn’t complicated enough, we now have a multi-variable equation.

The science of why you should buy experiences, not things

The science of happiness is still a youthful and controversial field, but one thing seems to be clear: there’s only so much money and comfort can bring. Economic growth doesn’t translate to happiness. Sure, people in developed countries often tend to be happier than those in developing countries, but generally speaking money doesn’t bring more happiness – it just brings less sadness.

What a 75-years-long study says about what makes people happiest

It’s not money, it’s not fame or glory. It’s all about healthy relationships. Enjoy this masterful TED talk!

Rich but not happier — why economic growth doesn’t always translate to happiness

It’s easy to assume that with economic gain comes happiness — we live in capitalism, after all. But science comes to prove us all wrong yet again, and shows that the link between economics and happiness is much more complicated that we thought. Money can’t buy happiness, it seems.

Spanish is the happiest language in the world, new study reveals

Researchers have theoretized for some time that our languages are skewed towards happy words – with some more skewed than others. A new study conducted on 10 different languages confirmed this idea, and also found that Spanish is the happiest language, while Chinese is the most balanced.

Higher income associated with less sadness, but not more happiness

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you less sadness – a new study has found that higher income doesn’t really correlate to happiness, but it correlates negatively with sadness.

The road to happiness is paved with many surprises

Sometimes, we go through situations thinking when we reach the end of the road the outcome will feel gloom. But sometimes, the exact opposite happens and we’re flooded with absolute joy, the kind of which we couldn’t have experienced were we to expect that outcome. In a word, this is called surprise.

Mathematical equation predicts happiness

Scientists successfully predicted human happiness using a mathematical equation – you too can use the smartphone app they developed and be a part of the experiment.