New research tracked 20,000 people to figure out the ideal 'weekly dose' of nature.
Increasing numbers of older Australians don't own their homes. Whether they are private renters or live in social housing can make a big difference to their risk of loneliness and anxiety.
Happiness may well be a choice, but it is a difficult choice. And much that might make that choice a little easier depends on the choices of influential others.
Life expectancy has more than doubled in the last two centuries. How much more can it increase?
Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
As a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.
We assume that people in Nordic countries have a better standard of mental health than anywhere else, but that assumption is based on a limited way of measuring it.
Working out can make you a better worker, too.
Studies show the presence of natural living things in homes improve wellbeing. So why not have your own version of a Christmas tree all year round?
Britain – and many other countries – is facing an acute care crisis that is inextricably linked to the entrenchment of neoliberalism.
Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
Mindfulness exercises can help PhD students manage the stress of completing their thesis.
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.
Dancing, drumming, visiting galleries and so on are one of the best ways of enhancing public health.
Many current interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide, or preventing suicide at the point just prior to death. Many of those not assessed as being at "high risk" are left without support.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
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?