For a happy life, don’t forget hedonism

When it comes to living a happy life, a bit of hedonism may be just as important as keeping your eyes on your goals, researchers say.

U. Zurich • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: stress goals emotions happiness self-control health-and-medicine

Marriage isn’t a ticket to happiness

Finding happiness "may be less about the marriage and more about the mindset," according to research with older adults.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: happiness relationships marriage society-and-culture social-lives divorce

Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Happy with your neighborhood? It’s ‘all in your head’

"Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: housing emotions happiness society-and-culture neighborhoods

Survey: American happiness reaches 50-year low

Just 14% of Americans say they are "very happy" even though 80% say they're feeling OK about their family's finances, a new survey on happiness finds.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 money united-states emotions happiness society-and-culture health-and-medicine trends

New places and experiences might make you happier

"...people feel happier when they have more variety in their daily routines—when they go to novel places and have a wider array of experiences."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: brains emotions happiness society-and-culture location

‘Guilty pleasures’ can get us through social distancing

Social distancing protects us from COVID-19. But how can we protect our mental health as we're isolating? One solution: Indulge in guilty pleasures.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 happiness friends society-and-culture social-lives

Social media pics show nature makes us happy

There's a positive connection between nature experiences and happiness, photos posted to social media show.

National University of Singapore • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: social-media internet emotions happiness society-and-culture images

To feel happier, spend on experiences not stuff

Spending money on experiences rather than on objects could make you feel happier, researchers say.

UT Austin • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: money emotions happiness featured health-and-medicine

Gun owners don’t actually sleep better

Gun owners aren't sleeping better or feeling happier than others, according to a study that contradicts claims that guns provide a sense of safety and empowerment.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sleep happiness featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine guns weapons

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