Aging is inevitable. Aging brings wrinkles. Hearing, vision and strength fade. We have aches and pains in parts of our bodies we never even noticed before. Aging sounds miserable, but apparently it is not. A new large Gallup poll has found that by almost any measure, people get happier as they get older, and researchers are not sure why.
A new study suggests spirituality, not religious practices, determine how happy children are.
To make children happier, we may need to encourage them to develop a strong sense of personal worth, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers published in the online edition of Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies.
If you like to show your pearly whites, the odds that you can count on living a longer life according to a study published in Psychological Science Online First.
A focus mind can equal a happy mind according to new research. In the happiness study researchers have been able to show that when people's minds drifted from the task or activity at hand, they reported being less happy than when they were fully focused in whatever activity or task they were doing.
Many happiness studies have tried to determine the financial price of happiness. Some studies look at wealth (savings while other happiness studies look at income.
One well-publicized happiness study in 2011 put the optimal income for happiness at around $75,000. According to the study rising income, it turns out, produces greater happiness until you get to around $75,000. After that, there are diminishing returns, with more income leading to little or no gain in real happiness.
Many studies say married people are happier than single and divorced people, but a new study may have you thinking twice before rushing to the altar.