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People take part in a ‘applause for care’ flash mob as part of a campaign to acknowledge the work of employees working in healthcare in Amsterdam. Olaf Kraak/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Express gratitude – not because you will benefit from it, but others might

Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
Research shows Canadians want to move away from the GDP as a measurement of progress, prosperity and happiness, and consider protecting the environment more critical than growth. A hiker is seen here in British Columbia. Alex Shutin, Unsplash

Are Canadians ready to ditch GDP as a key prosperity indicator?

With a deepening climate crisis, unprecedented biodiversity loss and widespread inequality, it's pertinent to question if indefinite GDP growth will deliver true and long-lasting prosperity.
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.

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