Shireen Qureishi

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

India's rural employment programme is dying a death of funding cuts

After a decade of success, the landmark scheme is being starved of money by a central government seemingly intent on reining in rural wage growth<p>Ten years ago this week, the Indian parliament unanimously passed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). It was a historic …

The invisible face of terror

— Talal Asad<p>Brussels. Ottawa. <b>>Sydney</b> . Paris. “Terrorist” attacks in these western cities in the last one year have claimed 29 lives. Add to this the …

As the US moves closer to India, Pakistan looks to Russia

Photograph: Saul Loeb/Getty<p>US President Barack Obama speaks on US - India relations during a townhall event at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. US President Barack Obama warned last week that the world does not “stand a chance against climate change” unless developing countries such as India …

Pak. has reined in LeT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Pakistan this month, shortly after certifying the Pakistan government’s “action against” …

Pakistani firing kills 2 army jawans, 1 woman; triggers migration

<b>Srinagar/Jammu:</b> Two army jawans and a woman were killed while 11 people were injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and security posts at …

Dear Ocean.

Dear ocean; <b>I love you.</b><p>Growing up, I never lived close to the ocean. I wasn’t one of those kids that naturally learned how to swim. We didn’t go to …

Phil Keoghan's 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

The Amazing Race host shares with BuzzFeed his personal adventures from a lifetime of travel.

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at …

7 Memorable Graduation Speeches by Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders

Among the thousands of graduation addresses given each year, these stand out--mostly for the right reasons.<p>In 1994, I witnessed perhaps history's most insane commencement addresses, at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.<p>Connie Chung, then the anchor of CBS Evening News, offered a …

18 Best U.S. Summer Music Festivals: From Bonnaroo to EDC (PHOTOS)

Summer Hits<p>Jean Trinh rounds up the best music festivals in the U.S., with artists like Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails.<p>06.01.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Julie …

Are mental illnesses such as PMS and depression culturally determined?

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM 5 – was published over the weekend. Produced by the American …

There are more than a billion Muslims in the world, each with an individual view of life. So why are they viewed as a unified group, asks Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist http://gu.com/p/3gve7 Photo: Riz Ahmed as Changez with Kate Hudson as Erica in the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Ryan Frayne's Windcatcher Magnifies Human Breath, Enabling Super-Fast Inflation

As we saw with NEMO Equipment's gear, clever design can enable air to play a significant structural role with camping gear. In NEMO's case, that air …