Useful information for policymakers.
Hope you prepared a lot of gifts this Christmass!
The old that is strong does not wither!
Your personality matters more than your paycheck or social circle when it comes to being happy.
It’s dangerous to go alone — take some friends.
Quality time with friends makes anyone happy.
Chasing happiness might be what’s pushing it away.
Unlike apps, happiness doesn’t seem to come through your phone.
Ironically, if you don’t make enough € you probably have more pressing concerns than making art.
Move if you want to be happy!
Seriously, why are selfies a thing?
Who knew that governments can make people happier?
As if finding happiness wasn’t complicated enough, we now have a multi-variable equation.
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.
It’s not money, it’s not fame or glory. It’s all about healthy relationships. Enjoy this masterful TED talk!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.