Pyt doesn't have an exact English translation, but there's a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.
Children’s lives are being stifled. No longer are they able to spend time with friends unsupervised, explore their community or hang around in groups without being viewed with suspicion.
Don't pursue happiness as a goal, instead make sure what you do from day to day provides a sense of meaning in life.
New research in China adds to the evidence of a direct link between air pollution and happiness.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.
Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.
With the exception of anger, women experience emotions more intensely and share their emotions more openly with others.
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
Imagining the ideal school.
A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
Past studies have found acting extraverted can even make introverts happy. But a new study had the opposite findings.
Can happiness really be mapped?
We all know some foods are good for our physical health, but what about our mental health?
Research offers some scientific ways to overcome anxiety.
It's less about making more friends and more about changing the way we see the world.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
We searched Instagram for city images people associated with happiness. And they consistently included similar features, such as water, nature and heritage buildings.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
There are more than a thousand chief happiness officers on LinkedIn but their roles differ wildly.