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Researchers used a statistical algorithm to analyse written texts between 1820-2009 in four Western countries. sirtravelalot/Shutterstock

What makes us happy? We analysed 200 years of written text to find the answer

Of the countries we looked at, all have seen an increase in subjective happiness since the 1970s.
We care about more than economics when it comes to the polling booth. So why don’t governments listen? from www.shutterstock.com

It’s time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here’s why:

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?
Instead of overreacting to minor slights, it’s healthier to just say, ‘pyt.’ Ezume Images/Shutterstock.com

A Danish word the world needs to combat stress: Pyt

Pyt doesn't have an exact English translation, but there's a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.

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