As U.S. suicide rates rise, experts are divided over which strategies save more lives
Northern Europeans Are World’s Happiest People Says 2013 Report
Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain fall dramatically down rankings because of recent economic woes, while political turmoil has Egyptians, Burmese and Saudi Arabians feeling low
Self-Disciplined People Are Happier (and Not as Deprived as You Think)
It’s easy to think of the highly self-disciplined as being miserable misers or uptight Puritans, but it turns out that exerting self-control can make you happier not only in the long run, but also in the moment.
Are You Happy? You Might Have Hypocretin to Thank
Move over dopamine, there’s a new “pleasure” molecule that could broaden our understanding of the chemistry of joy, laughter, addiction and even anger.
How Hope Works
Wishing won’t make it so, but hoping—and knowing how to do it—might
Aloha to the Healthiest State: Hawaii Ranks Highest in Well-Being
Are we really surprised?
A New Neighborhood May Boost Health and Happiness, If Not Wealth
Moving poor families out of low-income neighborhoods doesn’t help increase their wealth, education or job status, but it does offer a different kind of long-term boost: better health and more happiness.
Dr. Oz: How to Overcome ‘Emotional Inertia’ and Change Your Life
Making changes in your life means not just recognizing how important — even lifesaving — they can be, but having the courage to take action. Here’s how you can get unstuck
Study: Shaky Mental Health Linked to Higher Death Risk
Mild psychological distress — even at levels well below the cut-offs for, say, clinical depression or anxiety — appears to put people at higher risk of death, a new study finds
A Happy, Optimistic Outlook May Protect Your Heart
Negative attitudes are known to be detrimental to cardiovascular health, and now a new study finds that having a positive, optimistic outlook can have the opposite effect.
Survey: People Are Happiest at Age 33
You’ve outgrown the naivete of youth, but you’re not too old to still have fun.
And the U.S. State with the Highest Well-Being Is…
There were no upsets in this year’s Gallup-Healthways survey of Americans’ overall well-being.
Shhhh! The Quiet Joys of the Introvert
Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they’re the ones who stand by the punch bowl.