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.
Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
Being happy involves not shying away from pain, misery or distress.
To counter the unbalanced effects of the digital age, reading literature is the key.
It's all about doing things well.
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
What makes for a thriving nation and happy citizens? Values. A nation's institutions need people with supporting underlying values to perform at their best.
The Republican tax plan would ultimately make the current system less progressive while reducing the overall burden, two things research shows make countries less happy.
Jobs of the future will require emotional intelligence to complement the sophisticated machines we work with, so we need to equip young people with this vital skill
Despite the peace and prosperity brought about by the EU, it continues to be seen as remote and antidemocratic. How can this be fixed ? One possibility is the creation of a Commissioner for Happiness.
Is a smile really the best accessory? Science says yes.
When dementia patients use photos and music to produce digital stories about events in their lives, they start to remember. They also face their fears about the disease, and experience happiness.
The craze for measurement has become a hallmark of local and national public policy. Exploring the limits of quantification allows us to understand the advantages of developing alternative indicators.
In a series of experiments, we showed the high value we place on happiness is not only associated with increased levels of depression, it may actually be the underlying factor.