Princeton researchers use mobile phones to measure happiness

Researchers at Princeton University are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being. In a study involving volunteers who agreed to provide information about their feelings and ...

Aug 24

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Writing - for health and happiness?

Decades of research have shown that writing down your emotions has concrete health benefits - even helping wounds heal. But as more and more people publish their intimate feelings online, could they be doing themselves more harm than ...

Aug 21

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Social giving makes us happier

People usually feel good when they make a charitable donation, but they feel even better if they make the donation directly to someone they know or in a way that builds social connection. Research to be published in the International Journal of ...

Aug 21

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Facebook use predicts declines in happiness, new study finds

Facebook helps people feel connected, but it doesn't necessarily make them happier, a new study shows. 

Facebook use actually predicts declines in a user's well-being, according to a University of Michigan study that is the first known ...

Aug 16

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Homeownership, the Key to Happiness?

If trying to buy an apartment in New York City has been making you miserable, consider this: actually getting that home may not make you happy. A growing body of research suggests that spending money on real estate doesn’t necessarily mean ...

Jul 17

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15 Things To Give Up For Happiness

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead ...

Jul 2

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Happier Spending

SQUARE WALLET, an innovative new app, is changing the way we spend our money. Here’s how it works: you link your credit or debit card to the app, shop, take your items to a cashier at a participating retailer and, as the company’s Web site says, ...

Jun 26

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Humans are happier when they do the right thing; it also helps them ...

Communities that stick together and do good for others cope better with crises and are happier for it, according to a new study by John Helliwell, from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and colleagues¹. Their work suggests that part of ...

Jun 14

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Why Older Adults Are Happier

People tend to get happier as they age, and a new study could explain why: Older adults may be better able to deal with negative emotions like anger and anxiety. In the study, older adults were less likely than younger adults to feel angry and ...

May 31

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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The business case for happiness in the workplace

Forget spreadsheets, swot analysis and risk management; the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness. “Meaning” is the term used by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behaviour at IE Business School in Spain. At the Stephen M. ...

May 30

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Happiness is the best medicine

We've all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, strains our relationships, and leaves us feeling even worse than when we started. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an uplifting ...

May 18

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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UCLA findings suggests possible new treatment for depression, other ...

What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans, scientists at UCLA have measured the release of a ...

Mar 9

Categories: Depression, Happiness

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Giving Feels Better Than Getting, Worldwide Study Shows

Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...

Feb 22

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

We often hear it, but how true is the phrase 'Money can't buy happiness'? Is there a correlation between the two, and if so, ...

Feb 1

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