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The American botanist, George Carver, once said "Where there is no vision, there is no hope." My happiness version of this would be "Where there is no clarity, there's no chance of happiness." At The Happiness Institute we teach that at the heart of happiness is...

Vince Lombardi, the famous American football coach and motivator, was once quoted as saying "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." My happiness version of this would be "Total bliss and a perfect life are not attainable, but if...

This interesting article includes interviews with several academics who specialize in "happiness research". They were asked what changes they had made in their own lives to ensure happiness. Click here to read the complete happiness story. ...

PEOPLE who take the time to chat over the fence to their neighbours, have plenty of sex in a stable relationship and care about endangered species tend to be happier, according to a report by Tony Blair's "department for happiness". Gardening, praying and going for...

ECONOMICS is "not a gay science", wrote Thomas Carlyle in 1849. No, it is "a dreary, desolate, and indeed quite abject and distressing one; what we might call, by way of eminence, the dismal science". But in recent years, economists have become newly confident that they...

Business owner, speaker, radio personality and life coach Joanie Winberg of Lakeville USA can be called a self-made woman. Now she can add author to her list of accomplishments. Ms. Winberg is a featured writer in "Rising to the Top: A Guide to Self-Development," which...

Although many people still search for happiness in "things" (e.g. cars, gadgets, toys or clothes) research consistently finds that happiness is more likely to be found elsewhere. The Gallup Organisation, for example, have been surveying Americans for many years now. Combining the results of...

An ever-increasing body of medical research is coming to the definite conclusion that happiness, and specifically the quality of your relationships with other people may be the single most important determinant of your health and longevity. Click here for another interesting happiness story. ...

Despite having commented previously on the relationship between happiness and money it's an issue raised so often that once again, I'm using this happiness blog to refer you to an interesting happiness article. DAVID Bach, writing at Yahoo Finance, says: "Most people believe that if...

Although our focus at The Happiness Institute is predominately on the positive it would be foolish for us to ignore the many real negatives people face in their day to day lives. As such, and as part of our very realistic approach, we recognise the...