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I recently discovered this memorable quote: "The greatest weariness comes from work not done" (Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer) My modified, happiness version would be: "The greatest misery comes from happiness not done!" Despite what some of us were told as children its not just...

Most of us acknowledge we have limited skills in many areas, including brain surgery and spaceship construction. But there's one thing we think we know like the back of our hand: our inner selves. We're pretty sure we know exactly what brings us happiness and...

These days, happiness isn't just a state of mind -- it's a modern science. Books have been written, polls have been commissioned around the planet, economists are devoting themselves to the topic, and a new happiness laboratory has been established in Ottawa. Even the prestigious Economist...

The Happiness Institute has been running its "Happiness @ Work" programs for a few years now and we know they make a difference. There's no doubt that happy workers are better workers (to find out more please feel free to call us 61 2...

Happiness researchers have been able to identify evidence suggesting that happy people live longer than their unhappy counterparts. Psychologist/ researcher on subjective well-being, Dr. Ed Diener of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, points to one study: "The difference was 10.7 years [average lifespan] between the...

Once happy, always happy? Once grumpy, always grumpy? Maybe not, according to a new review of happiness research. The review focuses on the "happiness set point" theory, which suggests that people have a happiness set point, a natural level of happiness they gravitate to, despite temporary...

Achievable, yes, says a Michigan State University psychologist. But after analyzing years of data tracking people through their lives of joys and sorrows, scientists conclude that major changes in life circumstances - like marriage, divorce, or debilitating illness - can indeed have long-term impact on...

Happiness, in the recent Will Smith movie, is spelled "Happyness." Scrawled on a San Francisco building, the word hovers like a magical incantation over this rags-to-riches tale based on the life of Chris Gardner. Homeless men who become millionaire stockbrokers may be few and far...

As well as the excellent (if I do say so myself!) The Happiness Handbook (available from our site) the following article reviews some of the other books available on happiness. Click here to see what these happiness reviewers have to say....