It’s not easy to be unhappy all of the time. You have to really put effort into it by developing and maintaining habits that prevent happiness and encourage unhappiness. Just as certain habits will fill your bank account or keep your waistline under control, there are several habits that will ensure that you’re unhappy. See… Read more

A huge happiness and positive thinking industry, estimated to be worth US$11 billion a year, has helped to create the fantasy that happiness is a realistic goal. Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of the world through popular culture. Indeed, “the pursuit of happiness” is one of the… Read more

Whether it’s the music that was playing on the radio when you met your partner or the first song your baby daughter smiled to, for many of us, music is a core part of life. And it’s no wonder – there is considerable scientific evidence that foetuses experience sounds while in the womb, meaning music… Read more

Happiness and contentment can be the results of thinking and doing the right things each day. So, happiness and contentment are the byproducts of having a certain set of habits. With the right set of habits, you’re a lot more likely to feel good each day. Just as the wrong set of habits can leave… Read more

People who took part actively in social pursuits, for example spending more time with friends and family, ended up being more satisfied, a new study reports. The finding shows that not all pursuits of happiness are equally successful. “Our research showed that people who came up with ‘well-being’ strategies that involved other people were more… Read more