September 2009

Australians coping with GFC: survey September 24, 2009 - 12:04AM Australians have coped with the economic slowdown by staying home, chilling out and saving money - and we're all the happier for it. That's the finding of the second annual happiness survey by marketing research consultancy The...

When it comes to happiness, business owners top the charts, according to the largest, most comprehensive study to date on how occupation affects well-being. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released last week, surveyed 100,826 working adults between January and August, and found business owners outranked 10...

Is it possible to stay happy during difficult times? Is happiness just about enjoying positive emotions when everything's going well? I think not. As this great story illustrates, the principles of positive psychology can be applied in many and varied situations including those from which...

I don't care that Marcus Buckingham asserted in his recent post "What's Happening to Women's Happiness" that women today are in the middle of a misery epidemic. He's dead wrong _ã” women today are NOT unhappier than they were 40, 50 or 60 years ago. I've...

Before positive psychology, the belief was that we are stuck with our general outlook, but according to the research, optimism is not only _ã–infectious_㝠but only 25 per cent (as opposed to 40-60 per cent of most hereditary traits) of it is hard-wired in our...

Try this simple but powerful happiness boosting exercise (from The Happiness Institute's free weekly eNewsletter. If you don't already receive it sign up; it is, after all, free - http://www.thehappinessinstitute.com/aboutus/subscribe.aspx) This week's Monday Morning Tip includes a practical positive psychology exercise from Dr. Happy (https://www.drhappy.com.au) so...

100-Year-Old Tulsan: Happiness Is Secret To Long Life Posted: wnRenderDate('Sunday, September 20, 2009 6:28 PM EST', '', true); Sep 21, 2009 8:28 AM Updated: wnRenderDate('Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:41 PM EST', '', true); Sep 21, 2009 12:41 PM TULSA, OK -- It was a celebration a century in the making...

According to the General Social Survey, which has tracked Americans_ã_ mood since 1972, and five other major studies around the world, women are getting gloomier and men are getting happier. Before the _ã_70s, there was a gender gap in America in which women felt greater...