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Does focusing SIMPLY on gratifying one's own desires lead to happiness? What can we learn about happiness from ethics? What do you think of these five principles and what role could they play in enhancing our happiness? 1. Do No Harm 2. Make Things Better 3. Respect Others 4....

The happiness debate continues! There's a wise, old saying: Some people are so poor all they have is money. So, in our capitalist world where the motto is more, more, more when it comes to money - let me ask: Are we really better off? Are...

Get happy and live longer! Ever envy those Pollyanna types who skip around with a smile on their faces? While some people may be born with sunny dispositions, happiness isn't necessarily based on genes or luck. Psychologists now believe it's a learned skill, almost like knitting....

When we, at The Happiness Institute, talk about happiness we're not describing a state of positive emotion in which everything is wonderful all the time. Far from it. We encourage a very realistic attitude about all things, including happiness, and so recognise that...

As a parent, raising happy children would have to be one of the most important issues for me, and for my happiness! My happiness is very dependent on their happiness and vice versa - I want to be a happy role model for them so need...

Even business writers are now referring to happiness as a desireable outcome! This is not one of our usual happiness articles but may, nevertheless, be of some interest to those of you who run small businesses or who are self-employed. For a short article on happiness...

At the end of a distressing and fiery interaction, the old man says to the troubled woman: "You see", he said with a gentle smile, "there is a key to your happiness. There you really are", and he pointed to her heart and her eyes....

Workplace wellness programs have been around for years, but the latest twist actually intervenes in the lives of workers who face potential health risks. Although some might think that work and personal lives shoud be kept separate, the ever increasing database of research linking health and...

I found this somewhat informal happiness article and decided, that although it's slightly less than academic and basically a subjective thought piece from an undisclosed source, that it was still worth providing a link to as you may well find some if it interesting. ...