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Biometrics used to assess worker happiness and productivity

A new industrial study has used a biometric wearable to draw the conclusion that worker happiness leads to greater productivity. The study collected data relating to worker emotions, and cross-related the data to work rate.

Why buying less is better than buying green

New research looks into what is ultimately better for the planet - buying less or keeping spending at current levels and buying environmentally-friendly commodities. The answer is to buy less items.

Finland: from suicide hotspot to world's happiest country

Vantaa - When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised.

Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom: UN

Apo - Finland ranked as the world's happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday.The Nordic nation of 5.

Study: Happiest cities in the U.S. revealed

‘Happy’ is a subjective concept, but there are factors that can combine to improve quality of live. To mark the forthcoming International Day of Happiness (March 20), WalletHub have released a new study.

Finns find key to being world's happiest despite ups and downs

Apo - Finns have long been perceived as taciturn and introverted people in a country known for its dark, cold winters and high suicide rate. Today, they are also considered the world's happiest.

Finland is world's happiest country, Burundi least content: UN

Rome - Finland is the world's happiest country while troubled Burundi is the most discontent, according to a new UN report released Wednesday.In addition to its joyful locals, Finland is also home to the happiest immigrants, the study found.

And the world's happiest country is... Norway

New York - A chilly climate isn't keeping Norway from basking in the glow of being named the world's happiest country on Monday.

Happiest cities in the U.S. revealed through new survey

Where are the most content, and by association, least content cities in the U.S.? Where are the collective populations happiest? In drawing up such a list, what is happiness and how is it measured? A new survey probes for the answers.

Review: It's a super return for the Pet Shop Boys

Everybody's favourite operatic pop duo are back with 'Super,' their first album since 2013's 'Electric.' Digital Journal gave it a listen, fully expecting to walk away impressed.

UK looks at demographic breakdown of well-being

The United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics (ONS) released data from a three-year survey that measured people's well-being.

Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

Paris - Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday.

Spending money on experiences better than purchases, says study

If you've found that you are generally happier spending money on experiences than on material purchases, the latest research backs you up.

Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says

According to new research, couples who were also best friends experienced the most happiness in life, while married people were in general happier than unmarried ones.

Music really is a universal language, study finds

Montreal - From the depths of the African rainforest to the bustling streets of a North American metropolis, music cuts through cultures and produces the same moods and physiological responses in humans, according to a brand new study.

Girl survives tsunami, is reunited with her family after 10 years

Kabupaten - When Raudhatul Jannah was just four years old she was swept away in a 2004 tsunami. Somehow the girl survived the rushing waters and a fisherman rescued her. After 10 years her parents found her and they are together once again.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.
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The International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations in 2012. It is celebrated o...
The International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations in 2012. It is celebrated on March 20th.
World Happiness Report - 2015
Elizabeth Elfenbein  founder of Happy Fuel
Elizabeth Elfenbein, founder of Happy Fuel
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