Happiness

The happiest and least happy places to live in the UK
Ribble Valley
In Depth

The happiest and least happy places to live in the UK

Residents of Ribble Valley in Lancashire now have even more reason to smile
24 Oct 2019
Is GDP the best way to measure economic growth?
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In Depth

Is GDP the best way to measure economic growth?

Labour says a radically different approach is needed to take in social and environmental factors
11 Oct 2019
The secret to life satisfaction revealed
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In Brief

The secret to life satisfaction revealed

ONS reveals good health and marriage matters more than spending on hotels, restaurants and household furnishings
16 May 2019
Why the world is getting sadder and angrier
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In Brief

Why the world is getting sadder and angrier

Annual study of global emotions paints an unhappy picture
26 Apr 2019
The happiest (and unhappiest) countries in the world
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In Brief

The happiest (and unhappiest) countries in the world

Finland tops the list for the second year in a row, with South Sudan coming last in UN rankings
26 Mar 2019
How to make British people happy
Happiness
In Brief

How to make British people happy

Survey finds socialising, sleep and a good sex life are key - along with avoiding public transport
22 May 2018
‘UK happier after Brexit vote’ says ONS
Ukip leader Nigel Farage shows his support for the Leave campaign on a Brexit flotilla on the Thames...
In Brief

‘UK happier after Brexit vote’ says ONS

Official figures show small rise in happiness in England but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland stay flat
8 Nov 2017

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Einstein’s handwritten ‘tips’ sell for $1.56m
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In Depth

Einstein’s handwritten ‘tips’ sell for $1.56m

Famed physicist's life theories break records in Israeli auction
25 Oct 2017
What is the key to happiness?
Happiness Elderly
In Brief

What is the key to happiness?

Feeling good more closely linked to mental health than economic factors, say academics
12 Dec 2016
Which are the ten happiest cities in Britain?
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In Brief

Which are the ten happiest cities in Britain?

People from a North Yorkshire spa town are the happiest, while Barking and Dagenham residents are least content
6 Aug 2015
Scientists unveil the 'happiness equation'
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In Brief

Scientists unveil the 'happiness equation'

Mobile game app helps researchers demonstrate that expectations affect happiness more than rewards
5 Aug 2014
MARITAL BLISS: Gay and childless couples are happiest
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In Brief

MARITAL BLISS: Gay and childless couples are happiest

Parents struggle to appreciate each other and mums regard their kids as more important than partner
14 Jan 2014