Parenthood Is More Likely to Make You Happy If You're a Man
A large new study finds that fathers are generally happier than childless men.
Can Government Spending Really Increase Happiness?
Research suggests it can—but the real answer is more complicated.
New Research Suggests That Government Spending Can Spread Happiness
Want a content citizenry? Try allocating tax dollars to roads, parks, and libraries.
What Americans Can Learn About Happiness From Denmark
Research shows "hygge," or intentional intimacy, is the driving force behind the Danes' generally positive attitude.
Are Children of Single Parents Less Satisfied With Life?
New research from Germany suggests growing up in a single-parent household produces a small but significant long-term negative impact.
The Future of Work: Having Our Pie and Eating It Too
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
Here's a Reason to Smile: Happy People Live Longer
New research finds happier people live longer, on average, while angry ones are more likely to die early.
Happiness: Conservatives Proclaim It, Liberals Display It
New research throws into question the belief that right-wingers tend to be happier than those on the left.
Benefits of Marriage Study Hints at the Horrors of Middle Age
Marriage isn’t the happiness elixir America wants it to be. If anything, it simply distracts us from persisting economic and social injustices that undermine all types of relationships.
Study: Meaningful Work Boosts Happiness, Even for Lawyers
New research finds the lawyers who are most satisfied with their lives are those in public-service jobs.