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World Happiness Report

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.

7 Reasons You're So Frustrated With Your Life

Christine Horner | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Horner

I often teach about building a better world by applying common sense on steroids. What has become glaringly obvious is that our society is set up to push us to extreme levels of frustration.

The Happiest Countries In The World Might Also Be The Prettiest

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) If you're looking to take a trip to the happiest places on Earth, then here's your bucket list. Every year, the ...

The Path to Happiness: Lessons From the 2015 World Happiness Report

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Getting richer but not happier: It's a familiar story, for people and for nations. The purpose of the World Happiness Report, now in its third edition for 2015, is to remind governments, civil society, and individuals that income alone cannot secure our well-being. True happiness depends on social capital, not just financial capital.

Should Happiness, More Than GDP, Define A Nation's Success?

CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

The drafters of the Declaration of Independence didn't really define "Happiness" when they cited the pursuit of it as an inalienable right. But in ...

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.31.2014 | Travel

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fasci...

The Region That Showed The Most Significant Increase In Happiness...

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices

The happiest country in the world may not be in Latin America, but the region’s future is looking very bright. Northern Europe houses the glo...

The Happiest Countries In The World (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Looking for the happiest place on Earth? No, it's not in Anaheim, California. The world's reserves of joy and well-being seem to be concentrated in No...

What the US Can Learn from Denmark About Happiness!

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

The world would be much happier if governments understood that their real purpose is not to feather the nests of the politicians, nor to serve the lobbying groups, but to promote the well-being of their citizens. Governments that take that perspective have lots of tools at their disposal.

The Happiness Tipping Point

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.

Celebrating the First World Happiness Day

John Helliwell | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
John Helliwell

March 20 was chosen by the United Nations, in June of 2012, not long after the first World Happiness Report was released, to be International Day of Happiness.

Is the International Day of Happiness a Happy Initiative?

Jean-Baptiste Stuchlik | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean-Baptiste Stuchlik

It is important to understand that these happiness technologies, which will have a real impact on our "life experience," are a new type of technology. Again, they are not designed to change the world but to change ourselves, our behaviors, our relations to others and our lifestyles.

How the Right Is Wrong About Happiness

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Jeffrey Sachs

Today's Wall Street Journal sheds more light on how conservative elites thoroughly misunderstand and misrepresent the role of government in a decent society by claiming that government social spending lowers happiness of the recipients. This is false.

The Happiness Agenda in America

J.B. Brocato, JD, CPC | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
J.B. Brocato, JD, CPC

Will America heed the happiness call, buttressed by increasing research into the causes of happiness, and set a new public and personal agenda in this country, namely greater attention to increasing our happiness and decreasing our misery?

A Happy World Begins With a Happy You

Randy Taran | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Happy people create happy communities who are dedicated to everyone thriving. These communities can then institute more caring policies that influence the well-being of a town, a state, or a country.

The Happiest Nation In The World Is...

Posted 04.06.2012 | World

Denmark has taken the top spot on the United Nation's first ever World Happiness Report, followed by Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The 158-...

The Happiest Countries Are in Northern Europe

John Helliwell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
John Helliwell

Is it possible to measure the happiness of the world's population? Remarkably it is, and the first World Happiness Report published today does just that.