August 2011

If there weren't already enough benefits to happiness here's some more! Happiness can deter crime, a new study finds LAS VEGAS — Happy adolescents report less involvement in crime and drug use than other youth, a new University of California-Davis study finds. The paper, "Get Happy! Positive Emotion,...

If happiness is setting goals and working towards their achievement then I'm happy; because I've just ticked off one of the items on my "bucket list"!  Thanks to the generosity of my friends and colleagues at The Happiness Institute I finally got round to utilising a birthday...

If your mum told you "it's the thought that counts" she was only half right; because actions speak louder than words! Thoughts and intentions are, without a doubt, important, but so too are actions. In fact more often than not when it comes to happiness, those...

I received an email recently from one of our regular readers and although she began by noting how much she enjoys and benefits from The Happiness Institute's regular eNewsletters and postings on Twitter and Facebook she also uttered a cry for help...

I've written about this several times before but it's definitely worth being reminded of the findings that clearly indicate if we want to buy our way to happiness we should spend more on "doing" (such as holidays) rather than on "stuff".  This article from TIME magazine...

I recently stumbled upon this interesting piece titled "Ten rules for being human". Although I think it's interesting and useful in and of itself I also think it's very appropriate for those of us seeking happiness. And that's because happiness comes at least in part...

Too much negativity and misery does no one any good! In fact in the worst case scenario we can find ourselves experiencing depression and hopelessness and helplessness and ultimately, paralysis! And if you read the papers and watch the news that's pretty much all you'll see;...