This is exactly how long the sex ‘afterglow’ lasts, according to science

2017-10-22 07:36

That afterglow after sex is a real thing.

Do you want to be happy?

2016-12-06 10:06

“Happiness” is like a fresh cut lawn – it looks fantastic and everyone wants one, but most people don’t want to do the actual work. It’s easy to say you want to be happy, but do you act like you do?

‘Hi, I hope I didn’t wake you…’

2015-07-24 11:34

An imaginary phone call with a long lost loved one.

Facelifts may make women 'seem' more likable

2015-04-10 14:19

Getting a facelift might make you look younger and friendlier, but this doesn't mean you'll be happier, experts say.

Large number of schizophrenics report happiness

2014-08-20 12:03

Nearly half of people with schizophrenia, one of the most severe forms of mental illness, claim that they are happy all or most of the time.

Time outdoors boosts kids' connection with nature

2014-05-15 12:19

A study found that children who spend more time outdoors have a greater connection with nature and feel happier and more peaceful.

Clap along and be happy

2014-03-20 11:01

Numerous studies have found that people who feel positive about life tend to live longer and enjoy better health than their unhappy peers.

Parents no happier than childless couples

2014-01-14 13:45

A study suggests that middle-aged parents in the US living with younger children are no more satisfied or happy than childless people.

More money may lead to more disappointment

2013-11-29 06:54

Global data indicates there is actually a limit to how much money can boost life satisfaction.

Don't worry, be happy

2013-11-14 09:48

Feeling negative, stressed and depressed? You can blame it on our ancestors, says Rick Hanson in the book Hardwiring Happiness, and shows how we can all cultivate happiness by simply thinking differently.


Grumpy SA prepared to give up democracy for better life - index

2017-03-20 15:43

Citizens of SA, which has been ranked 101 out of 155 countries on the UN Happiness Index in 2017, are willing to give up their democratic rights for better living conditions.

More sex doesn't equal more happiness

2015-05-11 12:30

Study of straight married couples found no emotional boost with more activity in the bedroom.

You CAN be happy as a single parent family

2014-10-03 14:54

Being a single parent can be difficult but that doesn't mean you can't be happy.

Bicycling the 'happiest' form of transport

2014-06-04 14:27

A study found that people are in the best mood while they are bicycling, compared to any other mode of transportation.

'Life experiences' make us happier than possessions

2014-04-03 13:48

A study indicates that 'life experiences' make people happier than material goods, but that they still perceive material items as 'better value'.


The science of happiness

2014-02-06 14:50
Happiness means different things to each of us, but biology and psychology reveal a lot of factors that contribute to our overall mood. Check out this infographic to learn more.

Happiness means different things to each of us, but biology and psychology reveal a lot of factors that contribute to our overall mood. Check out this infographic to learn more.

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Emotions trigger consistent bodily sensations

2014-01-02 16:25

Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily states to cope with the challenges detected in the environment. Researchers reveal how emotions are experienced in the body.

Listen to your gut for a happy marriage

2013-11-29 06:17

Study found newlyweds' semi-conscious attitudes determined future bliss more than conscious thoughts.

Be instantly happier

2013-10-31 14:08

New research shows that finding bliss is surprisingly easy – if you know where to look for it.

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