Taxes: In Nordic countries, we pay some of the highest taxes in the world. Yet, 88% of people living in Denmark are happily paying their taxes. We often say that we are happy not despite of the high taxes, but because of them. The taxes we pay enable usContinue Reading Take a moment to consider what experiences, actions, and relationships make your life worth living. If you’re like most people, your answers will fall into two general categories, what psychologists call “hedonic” and “eudaimonic.” Hedonic experiences are all about pleasure: seeing a beautiful sunrise, eating a delectable slice of cake, orContinue Reading The key is structuring your days in advance to include activities that are likely to make you happy. The technical term is “prioritising positivity.” For the study, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recruited 235 participants andContinue Reading With so much inequality in the world, how can we possibly compare the happiness of the world’s richest and poorest people in a meaningful way? Happiness comes in many different forms and for different reasons. At the same time, many things make people unhappy regardless of where they live:Continue Reading

The world’s happiest countries in 2016 — World Economic Forum (@wef) November 15, 2016 Wealth at what cost? Many wealthier nations came noticeably further down the chart with the US at 13, Germany at 16 and the United Kingdom at 23. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to UNContinue Reading