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National Happiness

Can America Ever Regain Its Exceptionalism?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The myth of American Exceptionalism stems from the idea that the U.S. was the product of an immaculate conception -- a virgin, fertile continent bordered by two vast oceans and free of the foibles and follies of the old counties in Europe.

Denmark Was Chosen As The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why.

Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Why I'm Unhappy With Happiness Surveys

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

I'm solidly behind any effort to show that we're more than just our marginal contribution to our bank account, the bottom line of our employer or the gross national product of our country. But it's important to look at the whole picture.

The Happiness Ticket

Meghan Keener | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Meghan Keener

We measure gross domestic product because we believe that the higher our GDP is, the better life will be in our country, and the happier we will be as citizens. The problem is GDP is not a good measurement of well-being.

Sustainable Happiness -- Lessons From Bhutan

Randy Taran | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Even in the U.S., where the pursuit of happiness is written into the constitution, there are important lessons to learn. Here are some ideas that can increase your long-term happiness.

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?

People Are Happier In Countries Where The Rich Pay Higher Taxes: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Detractors of Warren Buffett take note: The more a country taxes its richest citizens, the happier everyone in that country will be. Such are the f...

Men Are Unhappy: Good News For Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

This just in: Men are as miserable as women. At least that's what we learn from a new study by Arizona State professor Chris M. Herbst, who suggests t...

Are You Happy? The British Government Wants To Know

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Feeling fine? Frustrated? Fantastic? The British government really wants to know. British officials said Monday they will start measur...