Pleasure at the table, pleasure in life.
If New Year's resolutions have you in an abstemious mindset when it comes to enjoyment these days, consider a pleasure recalibration based on 'l'éducation du gout.'
Good access to people, services and other essential ingredients of wellbeing is a defining feature of liveable communities.
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Communities that rate highly for liveability share certain essential features. We can identify and build these key ingredients into our cities to create thriving places where people want to live.
Gardening can tackle stress, low self-esteem and depression.
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After the middle years of their life, people report increasing levels of happiness. An expert unpicks the data.
Singing in a choir really can change your life for the better. And yes, anyone can do it
Forget the millenium goals, there’s a new plan on the table.
Global leaders are signing up to an ambitious agenda in New York.
Drawing inspiration from Buen Vivir, this mural is by the famous Brigada Ramona Parra, a political street art collective in Chile.
Buen Vivir is a concept and practice influencing politics and communities across South America. It involves a radically different way of thinking about collective wellbeing and sustainable living.
Our individual happiness, the quality of our relationships and community well-being are closely interconnected.
We now know that we cannot spend our way to happiness nor pursue it as an individual goal. It turns out that happiness is built on the foundations of good relationships and broad well-being.
Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds.
Pixar's new film, Inside Out, shows that chasing happiness along won't necessarily bring well-being, which is a view backed by the latest psychological research.
More than two million cat videos were posted on YouTube as of 2014 with nearly 26 billion total views.
Watching cute cat videos and looking at their online pictures may not be a waste of time. A new study has found doing so could boost energy levels and increase feelings of happiness.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
A happy outcome?
Susan Oman interviews Goldsmith's Will Davies, author of The Happiness Industry.
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How an evolutionary psychologist sees our obsession with being thin.
Making it count. Why voters vote.
While Conservative pundits wonder why high scores for economic competence aren't boosting poll numbers, some clues might lie away from financial measures.
Exercise is a healthy route to the good life.
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GDP growth only gets us so far in terms of increasing health and well-being, but greener policies can make us better off all round.
Delegates at Davos where wellbeing is a new feature of the agenda.
Last week, the 0.1% met at World Economic Forum annual gathering in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. While the official excuse to go there is to discuss and shape the global agenda – the theme dominating…
Finally, a break from talking about our emotions.
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Apocryphal depictions of an unprecedented crisis in young people’s mental ill-health and their general vulnerability have been accompanied by increasingly alarmist claims that only schools can address…
Hey little guy.
How good are you at caring for your houseplants? Come to that, how good are you at caring for yourself? Symbio, a new app still currently in development, will connect your well-being to that of your plants…
Teachers need a hand getting the message across.
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Children’s character and well-being looks set to be a central education issue going into the 2015 general election. Getting out of the starting blocks in mid-December, Nicky Morgan, the secretary of state…
What will your resolutions be?
In setting out our resolutions, we should first step back and take stock of what it is that we really want, what we consider the good life to be, and then think about how best we might achieve it.