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Check out this interesting model for achieving happiness proposed by an American psychologist. He argues that 6 areas must be fulfilled to PROPEL yourself to the highest levels of happiness. In his model PROPEL stands for: Passion Relationships Optimism Proactivity Energy Legacy To read more about this happiness model...

Apparently the president of India focused his New Year's message on the need to spread happiness. He asked his fellow citizens to spread happiness everywhere by sharing knowledge, removing pain and giving part of one's rightful earning. Imagine if the presidents and primeministers of...

You've almost certainly heard the saying that "laughter is the best medicine" and here's a little story that describes how this is being used in a very real setting. Click here to read the story. But when reading this article, I encourage you to...

Richard Wiseman, a well known and interesting psychology academic based in the UK, is conducting a study looking into how and why people achieve their resolutions. Achieving goals is obviously an important part of happiness so I thought those of you visiting this site...

While doing some research for a new book I came across the following article about happiness at work. Some of you might be interested in reading more. Click here. And the following promo for a happinss at work event organised by the Australian...

Much has been written about the relationship between wealth and happiness and below you'll find another interesting article that also touches on the more general issues of capitalism. Whatever I read about happiness it still seems to come back to a few general principles -...

Although I have been busy posting comments on this blog and, among other things, writing my next book (details to be announced soon!) I've also been having a great time lately, enjoying a few week's break and even now, enjoying a somewhat quieter time of...

As mentioned in an earlier posting, a week or two ago, I spent some time during my recent break enjoying one of the many beautiful, natural settings in Queensland. As part of this I ventured, along with my family, on a nature walk during...

I've just seen one of the latest animation movies tantalisingly called "Happy Feet". It's only indirectly about happiness, and it certainly is a good film with some powerful and worthwhile messages, but in the context of this happiness blog I'd like to present a few...