Would £184 million make you any happier?
People inevitably became less contented during the pandemic, but it’s part of a longer trend.
Tipping the scales away from work may not be the wisest way to recalibrate your work-life balance.
Ignoring negative emotions by trying to be positive all the time — called toxic positivity — can have consequences for mental health. Experiencing negative emotions is inevitable and essential.
A new study using music streaming data to measure national mood underlines how much stock markets are governed by emotion rather than rational calculation.
While they weren’t living through a pandemic, citizens of ancient Pompeii weren’t strangers to societal stress.
A new study found that sales went down when salespeople conveyed emotion during their pitch – including expressions of happiness.
The pandemic has people spending more time online for school, socializing and work. To maintain a healthy relationship with social media, people should manage their online time and activities.
Happiness is different for everyone in ways that scientists don’t understand – yet.
GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
A growing online movement believes that giving up masturbation can make us happier and boost our testosterone levels.
Receiving a pay raise will make you feel happier only if it was bigger than what you had expected. Why? Because it helps you learn.
New data shows how unhappy and polarised America has become – due largely to COVID-19.
Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, but we shouldn’t let it take over our lives.
The brain is surprisingly changeable.
Governments use a variety of labor market policies to support workers who lose their jobs – each with a different impact on a country’s well-being.
Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote ‘all’s well that ends well’.
The current chaos means there is perhaps greater receptivity to alternative ways of thinking and being.
The pandemic and political turmoil have left many people feeling anxious, angry and despairing. Being open to joy might bring some respite.
Americans with lower incomes today are less happy than they were 40 years ago. Could the growing class divide be to blame?