Good old days? Index charts national happiness since 1820

Analyzing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles let researchers measure national happiness levels from 1820 - 2009 for the first time.

Sheila Kiggins-Warwick | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture books data-science happiness history languages money wars

Why German parents are happier than 20 years ago

Social changes and more family-friendly policies have transformed German parents' roles. Those changes are for the best, researchers say.

U. Zurich | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions families gender germany happiness jobs parents social-lives

Feeling anxious? Being kind can change that

"It's a simple strategy that doesn't take a lot of time that you can incorporate into your daily activities."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | March 28, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture anxiety emotions empathy happiness mood social-lives

We savor 7 kinds of conversations most

There are 7 kinds of conversation that we really savor. Getting better at taking in a great moment could be good for us.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | March 5, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture communication emotions happiness perception social-lives

The future of well-being isn’t about money

Money doesn't matter as much as things like freedom, fairness, and social support for future well-being, report researchers.

Justin Dupuis-McGill | Feb. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture economics emotions government happiness money well-being

To pursue the science of happiness, try these 14 tips

If you can't decide on a New Year's resolution, pick one from this list of science-based ways to boost your happiness.

Gerry Everding-WUSTL | Dec. 28, 2018 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine decisions happiness holidays well-being

When you give to others, you get good feelings that last

Sick of gifts after the holidays? You might want to keep the spirit of giving alive in the new year.

U. Chicago | Dec. 27, 2018 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture charity consumers emotions happiness money

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