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#Happiness

10 stops on the emotional rollercoaster that is having a dinner party

Having a dinner party this weekend? You’ve probably reached STRESS.

From TheJournal.ie Line graphs sum up what happens as we grow up Life's Little Truths

Line graphs sum up what happens as we grow up

American writer Danny Rubin created these graphs to sum up how our lives run – from start to finish.

8 reasons you can't stop thinking about the joys of summer

Remember summer? Wasn’t it SO GREAT?

From TheJournal.ie 7 scientific secrets to a happy marriage Happiness

7 scientific secrets to a happy marriage

Celebrate good news, keep your standards high, and have more sex.

From TheJournal.ie The oldest brides and grooms can be found in south Dublin and Waterford Till Death Do Us Part

The oldest brides and grooms can be found in south Dublin and Waterford

The latest CSO statistics show that marriage and divorce rates have fallen, while bride and grooms are getting older.

Parrot has sex, becomes happy, sings ‘Whistle While You Work’

What more could you want?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy?

The World Happiness Report places Ireland 18th with a happiness score of 7-out-of-10. But are you happy?

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy Read Me

Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy

A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.

From TheJournal.ie 6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

Are you dreaming of your place in the sun?

From TheJournal.ie 13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person Pursuit Of Happiness

13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person

From setting goals to simply exposing yourself to the colour blue, science says these things will improve your outlook on life.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: If you won the Lotto, what's the first thing you'd do? Sponsored By The Lotto This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Sea + sun = happiness: science Get Happy

Sea + sun = happiness: science

Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.

From TheJournal.ie Everything's looking rosy... if you live in Germany GUTEN TAG

Everything's looking rosy... if you live in Germany

New poll there finds consumers confident about pay levels and the health of their economy.

11 ways bacon can make you live longer Mmmm Bacon This post contains videos

11 ways bacon can make you live longer

The secret is happiness.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world' Human Needs

The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world'

That’s according to a Harvard social and economic ranking study.

Kafi the orphaned gorilla finds a home at Dublin Zoo

We love a happy ending.

11 individuals having the absolute time of their lives

We hope you are too.

9 things to make you smile on International Happiness Day Smiles For Days This post contains videos

9 things to make you smile on International Happiness Day

If you’re not smiling after this lot then we can do nothing more for you.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: What is happiness? Happiness This post contains videos

VIDEO: What is happiness?

Irish director Conor Horgan asked pensioners, children, homeless people, advertising executives, recovering addicts and more about their experiences of happiness.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Can you tell us how to be happy? Smile This post contains videos

VIDEO: Can you tell us how to be happy?

What gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling? A team of film-makers took to the streets of Dublin to find out…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone. Read Me

Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.

When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life Unhappy Face

Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life

A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.

21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland Happiness This post contains videos

21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland

It’s been a tough week, but we’re still happy. Here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie So, exactly how happy is Ireland? Happiness

So, exactly how happy is Ireland?

The Happiness Experiment says it has found the answer…

From TheJournal.ie More than half of Irish companies ignore workers' birthdays - survey Party Poopers

More than half of Irish companies ignore workers' birthdays - survey

In a shock revelation the survey also showed employees would love a day off as a birthday gesture from their bosses.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 11 ways to ACTUALLY start a proper exercise regime Read Me

Column: 11 ways to ACTUALLY start a proper exercise regime

More happiness AND a better sex life? Ciara Conlon explains how to make sure your new routine doesn’t fall by the wayside.

From TheJournal.ie 10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier Happiness This post contains images

10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier

Weirdly, the colour blue makes the list…

From TheJournal.ie One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey Emigration

One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey

Meanwhile, half of respondents to Sponge It survey say they think Ireland will be out of recession by 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Growing number of children going hungry to school or bed - report Health

Growing number of children going hungry to school or bed - report

A major new survey reveals that 21 per cent of schoolchildren aged between 10 and 17 either go to school or to bed without a proper meal.

From TheJournal.ie Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics Prime Numbers

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland comes 10th in UN's first ever 'World Happiness Report' Happiness

Ireland comes 10th in UN's first ever 'World Happiness Report'

An aggregated index of international polls published by the UN shows we’re happier than people from the US or UK.

Poll: Are you really happy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you really happy?

Global poll puts us last in the happiness index for Europe – does this reflect how you feel about life in general?

From TheJournal.ie It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe Sad Face

It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe

Global happiness levels remain high, despite the economic turmoil – just not in Ireland.

Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers Happiest Jobs This post contains images

Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers

Teacher, psychologists and – um, financial services sales people – are among the happiest workers out there.

From TheJournal.ie Cheer up, Enda! EU leader sends Taoiseach 'Book of Happiness' Positivity

Cheer up, Enda! EU leader sends Taoiseach 'Book of Happiness'

European Council chairman Herman van Rompuy sent the self-help tome to Enda and other world leaders for Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth Opinion

Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth

Recent decades have seen an explosion in economic growth – yet we’re no happier than we were 60 years ago. We need to change how we measure progress, argues Mark Williamson.

Watch: Is the glass half empty or half full? Vox Pop This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Watch: Is the glass half empty or half full?

Video vox pop finds Irish people in a surprisingly good mood…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix - Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix - Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Irish economy forecast to shrink this year; Aer Lingus pilots threaten industrial action; ‘sexy’ TDs; and the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic.