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Today I (separately) caught up with two friends, one for an early morning coffee and the other for lunch. Both, in different ways, added to my happiness. Why? I'm not 100% sure, to be honest, but I think it had something to do with the...

Laughter is truly the best medicine to increase your happiness and life satisfaction. Go ahead and laugh at the corny joke because it just might improve your health. A recent study done by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that laughter is...

It is with pleasure that I copy for you the first few paragraphs of an interesting happiness article. Some months ago in this space I wrote about being happy, the desire to be happy, the pursuit of happiness, the mysterious elusiveness of happiness. We all...

Now that you've wished all a happy New Year, let me pose one of those disturbing little Socratic questions: Can you make yourself happier, or are you stuck with what you are? The debate over this question is intensifying. With each new week, a novel...

I'm not really a tennis fan but as many of you would know the Australian Open has just started and there's much interest in our local stars, as well as a few big-guns from overseas. Last night, Lleyton Hewitt won his first round match after...

Raising children is arguably one of the most challenging tasks with which any of us are faced. At the same time, enhancing the happiness of our children is one of the most important and sought after goals for most parents. Happiness for parents can,...

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself - Spanish Proverb If you want to experience happiness, you must be happy with yourself - modern happiness version Happiness lesson? Learn to love and like yourself if you want to be happy. ...

What is happiness? A pay rise? Losing weight? Death by chocolate? An orgasm? "Yes, yes, yes!" I hear many of you say. But more on that in a moment. The Dalai Lama onced mused that the search for happiness is our sole purpose in life....

Appreciation and gratitude have always been considered important components of happiness here at The Happiness Institute so when I recently came across the following quote I thought it quite appropriate to include here: "When drinking the water, always remember the one who dug the well."...

The most important factor in employee happiness is not money but friendship, reveals research by Chiumento, a multi-disciplinary HR consultancy. Seventy-three per cent of British workers cite good relationships with colleagues as the key reason they enjoy their job, while only 48 per cent cite...