World Happiness Report

Khattar’s ‘Sunday to FUNday’ remark is like fighting depression with a Hallmark card

<b>Dissent makes for a healthy democracy, no matter what day of the week it is. People are far more likely to be happy if we have ministers who address</b> …

India

The Best Food Found in the World's 10 Happiest Countries

There are few experiences in life that contribute more to personal happiness than eating delicious food. Of course, a nation's happiness is not …

Happiness

National Well-Being and Rates of Depression

The recently released <i>World Happiness Report 2018</i> met with the usual flurry of questions and doubts about what exactly it measured, and how …

Psychology

Sorry city dwellers, Canadians are happier living in small towns: report

Canadians living in big cities may be disappointed to learn that their counterparts in small towns and rural areas are likely happier.<p>That’s …

Health Care (Canada)

‘Amaravati bonds’ to be floated by month-end

In a significant development pertaining to mobilising funds for the construction of the capital city, Amaravati, the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region …

India

In the US, fairy-tale royal weddings clash with reality

Unless you’ve been living in outer space, you probably know that on May 19, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle. Many Americans will be setting …

Weddings

Finland Is the New Iceland, So Go Before Everyone Hears About It

In this day and age of Instagram FOMO, travel can be a competitive sport. If everyone you know is bragging about their trip to Iceland, we know how …

European Travel

Finland’s rank as the world’s happiest country is very upsetting in Finland

Finland, a perennial chart-topper on global rankings of well-being and prosperity, has just been named the world’s happiest country in the World Happiness Report. Finns are not happy about the news.<p>While Finland is often admired abroad for its progressive policies on work, family leave, and …

Business

Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World, and Finns Aren't Happy about It

They tend to downplay positive emotions, which could paradoxically increase their satisfaction with life

Science

How can we build happier cities?

The rising influence of happiness metrics in policy-making has been noticeable in the last decade.

Happiness

ANALYSIS: What does the UN Happiness Report really measure?

The annual release of the United Nations World Happiness Report leads to much jubilation – and flagellation – around the globe.<p>Since the ranking was …

South African Politics

Women in the workforce—no role for public policy

Public policy has a role—if at all—to help women make their choice between being an educated mother or be at the workplace in an informed manner. …

Labor Economics

In the worst human traumas, psychologists found the roots of happiness

All around us are reminders of how important happiness is in people’s lives: in TED talks, in the practice of meditation, in the annual World …

Mental Health

Are Our Screens Making Us Any Happier?

Since you are reading this blog, you are likely old enough to remember "The Before." You remember a time before social media, smartphones, tablets, …

Happiness

World Happiness Report: India fares worst in subcontinent; political climate of stoking tensions may be a factor

<b>By Charu Bahri</b><p><b>Mount Abu, Rajasthan:</b> India has been ranked 133rd among 156 countries in the United Nations’ (UN) World Happiness Report 2018, 15 …

India

Why Indians are not as happy as they were 3 years ago, despite being richer

Indians are suffering the impact of weaker social support networks, a less generous society, and fewer reasons to experience positive emotions such …

Economics

How Venezuelans became some of the unhappiest people in the world

Venezuelans used to be among the happiest people on the planet.<p>In 2012, they voted themselves into fifth place in a global Gallup survey on happiness. In 2013, this South American country ranked 20th out of the 156 countries included in the United Nations’ annual World Happiness Report, which …

Venezuela

Why Venezuelans are some of the unhappiest people in the world

Venezuelans used to be among the happiest people on the planet.<p>In 2012, they voted themselves into fifth place in a global Gallup survey on …

Venezuela

These are the most (and least) fun states in America, report says

California, home to Disneyland a.k.a the 'happiest place on earth,' is also the most fun state in America, according to a new WalletHub report.<p>The personal finance website found that the Golden State has the most restaurants and movie theaters per capita. California also tied with New York, the …

Rhode Island

How Venezuelans became some of the unhappiest people in the world – Quartz

Venezuelans used to be among the happiest people on the planet.<p>In 2012, they voted themselves into fifth place in a global Gallup survey on happiness. In 2013, this South American country ranked 20th out of the 156 countries included in the United Nations’ annual World Happiness Report, which …

Venezuela

Denmark Rethinks EV Incentives After Market Collapses

Denmark slashed its electric car incentive program last year, only to see EV sales plunge. Now it is considering reinstating some of those incentives …

Electric Vehicles

Why Are the People of Venezuela Among the Unhappiest in the World?

Citizens of the small country face a number of humanitarian challenges.Venezuelans used to be among the happiest people on the planet.In 2012, they …

Venezuela

How artificial intelligence can help boost mental health

The International Monetary Fund expects that Hong Kong’s GDP per capita will reach US$46,000 (about HK$360,000) by 2018, ranking 20th in the world, …

Mental Health

The accuracy of GDP as a measurement

Business guru Peter Drucker said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. His reasoning was simple: without an accurate way to measure results, …

Economics

Reflectly Wants To Be An Adidas Of The Mind

Mind problems are on the up.<p>Globally, the total number of people suffering from depression is believed to be over 300m, according to the World Health Organisation, with nearly the same number again suffering from anxiety. In 2013, 615m people worldwide suffered from the two combined, an increase of …

Mental Health

Washington State Gun Owners Targeted by Another Misguided Ballot Initiative

Washington’s gun control ballot initiative industry has recently announced its latest measure, “The Reduce Assault Weapon Violence Initiative,” …

Guns

NRA Backs CRPA Lawsuit Challenging California Ammunition Sales Restrictions

The California Rifle and Pistol Association, with support from the National Rifle Association, today filed an important lawsuit in the U.S.District …

Guns

CDC Kept Quiet on Data Showing Americans Regularly Use Firearms for Self-Defense

The year is 1996. The Right to Carry movement is building momentum across the United States after violent crime peaked in the early 1990s. …

Guns

Finding the true origin of happiness

When we see joy as a spiritual quality, we see it as the essence of man’s God-created nature rather than the result of something – i.e. some- “thing” …

Self-improvement