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.
Venezuela – once known for its friendly people, oil wealth and beauty queens – ranks 102nd of 156 countries surveyed in this year's World Happiness Report, which measures well-being worldwide.
The presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three ways to judge the value of a college education.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
Considering factors that contribute to happiness and life satisfaction.
Robots are coming for humans' jobs, but people should protect from automation the experiences that bring joy and happiness.
Most people view ageing as negative. But, research shows, there's actually a lot to be positive about.
Changes in how we're spending our free time is a likely culprit.