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Survey reveals top ten most miserable cities in United States

Vancouver - New research from the Vancouver-based University of British Columbia homes in on the unhappiest cities in the United States.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Review: Globetrotting at Hot Docs to overlooked places

Toronto - Perhaps the greatest value of documentaries is their ability to help us bring empathy to the lives and the values of people who are different than we are. "Virunga" and "Happiness" are two shining examples, screening at the Hot Docs Film Festival.
In the Media by Jason Marcel - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Op-Ed: Songs of joy for International Day of Happiness

In June of 2012 the United Nations established the International Day of Happiness to be celebrated on March 20th. Music plays an important part in helping achieve the goals of global happiness called for on this day.
In the Media by Kathleen Creighton - 1 comment

Being ‘happy’ makes for good health, it's all in the genes

According to a new study, a good state of mind affects your health. The study looked at how positive psychology impacts upon immune cells and the body’s ability to fight disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Money does buy happiness, says new study

A new study reveals that money does buy happiness. Two prominent economists in the United States discovered that people's happiness or well-being rises with income.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

Traffic accidents destroy couple's happiness

The tragic tale of Boeta Louwrens Geldenhuys and Chantal Beetge, for a few hours also Geldenhuys, and how traffic accidents forever changed their paths.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 1 comment

Review: One physician's prescription for happiness Special

Australian Physician Louis Koster offers a unique prescription for health: happiness. His first book offers a step-by-step instruction guide for how to achieve this elusive condition.
Digital Journal Report by Christine Zibas - 2 comments

Say 'aloha' to the happiest state in America: Hawaii

Once again, Hawaii has earned top honors in a study naming it the happiest state in the union. Hawaii has earned this honor for three years running, as calculated by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Coca-Cola Happiness Monitor finds Canadians a happy bunch

Canadians are social butterflies preferring hanging out with their friends up close and personal more than being online with others who believe that they are happier than the average person according to findings from the Coca-Cola Happiness Monitor.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: The Western world and the common thread

Why are we witnessing such striking similarities in the way Western citizens see their countries and their problems as well as who is responsible for them, despite the fact that each country is different in many ways? Is there a common thread?
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 14 comments

Earning £1 million a year won't make a person happy, study says

A new study says that a person earning 1 million pounds a year won't make him happy if his colleagues earn more than him in a year.
In the Media by Edwin Manaois

How happy are you and your neighbors?

Researchers have released details of a new U.S. study examining happiness and quality of life in each state. The study examined 1.3 million Americans to gauge personal happiness.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 1 comment

Science: Writing or Blog Can Reveal Whether You're Happy or Not

Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth, a couple of scientists, have put together a way to measure happiness. They do it through analyzes of blogs through a remote system and found, as an example, election day to be among the happiest for most people in 4 years.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 8 comments

Want to Live Green and Be Happy? Move to Costa Rica

In surveys of the most desirable place to live on earth, Costa Rica scores high. People are also happy living there more than in the United States. What makes Costa Rica desirable and what can other places learn about this country’s desirability?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff

Costa Rica ranks as the happiest country in the world

Costa Rica is the greenest and happiest country in the world, according to a new list that ranks nations by combining measures of their ecological footprint with the happiness of their citizens.
In the Media by Julian Worker

Free Hugs, free smiles, free happiness and good feelings

In a world where bad news is flashed instantly and incessantly onto TV screens and into our consciousness, it’s good to see a rare ray of sunshine come shining in. This worldwide video campaign is one of those rays. Go ahead, let yourself feel good.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 35 comments

Can Money Truly Buy Happiness?

We've all heard that we need to save money toward our retirement, yet the experts claim we're not saving enough. Is that really true though? Perhaps it's better to spend our hard-earned money while we can, enjoying the happiness that it can bring.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 33 comments

Man Finally Happy With Wife Number 25

One man from Nepal has finally decided that he has found "the one" woman for him, despite the fact he has had to marry 24 other women to find out. The 49 year old says he has no intention of divorcing this one
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 13 comments

Women Live Longer Than Men But Are They Happier?

It is well reported that women do live longer than men, yet does this mean we live happier lives, and should we blame this on the bonds we have from carrying children? Researchers in the UK seem to think so.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 4 comments

Happy People Could Very Well Make Happy Kids

A study of 1,000 pairs of twins has found that genes may control the happiness factor. The researchers used both identical twins and fraternal twins to test their study to test their theories.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Study Says Growing Old is a Happy Experience

Growing old is a happier experience than many of us imagine - that’s according to the findings of a study conducted at Queen’s University, Belfast, on behalf of the Changing Ageing Partnership (CAP).
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 7 comments

Happiness May Be Overrated Or Is It?

In our daily pursuit of happiness are we deluding ourselves? While people strive for bliss, finding moderate happiness is a better objective. Do you want to be all that you can? Then you may have to settle for just being moderately happy.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness -- Giving Does

It's that time of the year. Charities are out in droves trying to get your hard-earned cash. According to the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, those who pull out their wallet just may be a happier lot for it.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Men happier than women: Differences tell the story

This particular story has been making news all over the world. The “Happiness Gap” is the new buzzword. Two research papers by the University of Pennsylvania have come up with the same results.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 17 comments

Increase My Award Damages if My Loved One Dies

Money can buy happiness. If that is so, how much, I wonder would it cost to bring it back after our loved one dies? Two economists have offered a way to answer this question and you would not believe the analysis they went through.
In the Media by Tea Lulic - 9 comments

Dirt exposure 'boosts happiness'

According to UK scientists exposure to dirt would boost the immune system.
In the Media by Jishpar - 3 comments

Our Mind Holds Secret to Happiness and Success

The ability to achieve happiness, wealth and success lives within us and the Universe that surrounds us.
In the Media by myobservations

TIME OUT: a message to my friends at DJ

I'm calling a time out. This morning's paper carried the story of 2 young sisters who'd been born to crack parents and been sexually assaulted by a tenant since they were 5....
In the Media by Viga Boland - 13 comments

A Harvard Professor Reveals What Really Makes Us Happy

Often we make choices thinking that the results will make us happy. However, we are frequently disappointed by the choices we make.
In the Media by bullseye - 1 comment
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