For people in Japan, happiness isn’t associated with better health Feeling positive emotions is good for your physical health, right? There’s certainly evidence in support of the idea. But it’s mostly come from studies of people living in Western countries. … Continue reading The Japanese way to happiness
How Irrational Labs Creates “Irrational” Bonuses 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged at work. When we think about how to fix this, most companies turn to financial incentives. Pay-for-performance year-end bonuses are pervasive. But do they work? A meta-analysis of … Continue reading Money and happiness
Spend Your Money on Whatever You Want Perhaps it is unsurprising that in the age of Marie Kondo, we have bought into the idea that we should stop spending our hard-earned money on stuff. There’s a whole slew of social … Continue reading Which one would make you happier?
Norway, the happiest country in the world? I’m not so sure It’s always strange to live in a country that is listed as being one of the very best. When you have everything outwardly, it can make you look inwards. … Continue reading The law of Jante
Researchers Create a Song That Makes Babies Happy Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting the difficulty of asking them what they like. Researchers know … Continue reading The happy song
How do we measure well-being? Opinions differ on the definition of well-being. Yet there’s a growing consensus that it cannot be reduced to material consumption and that other aspects of life, such as health and good social relations, are essential … Continue reading Is happiness just satisfaction?
A global survey shows women are more satisfied with their lives than men are Women are happier than men. Or so they say. Across the vast majority of countries where surveys have been conducted, the average woman responds that they … Continue reading The happiness gender gap