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Unhealthy Habits Lead to Unhappiness in Teens and Tweens

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

Hope for the Future is good

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

Is Love Blind?

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

Happiness is good for the heart

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

Should Nations Measure Happiness?

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