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#Happiness

China tops list of world's happiest countries (as compiled by North Korea)

China scores a perfect 100 in the Global Happiness Index, followed by North Korea in second – with the USA in bottom place.

Grin the money: Research calculates exact value of a smile

A new study finds you can put a price on a smile, after all – but it’s less than half a cent.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Feeling cheery? You could have the 'happiness gene'

Researchers have discovered that how happy – or sad – we are is partially down to what’s in our DNA.

What recession? Irish rank themselves in top 10 for optimism Happiness This post contains a poll

What recession? Irish rank themselves in top 10 for optimism

A new Gallup survey of international wellbeing sees Ireland comes 9th out of 124 countries in how they rank their lives.

Ten ways to achieve lasting happiness

Recent research suggests that, despite our material wealth, levels of happiness are slipping. In response to this, a movement for social change has identified ten ways to recapture the art of contentment.

From TheJournal.ie Hey, millionaire, you think you're wealthy? You're not. Millionaires

Hey, millionaire, you think you're wealthy? You're not.

A survey by a investments company has said that millionaires only feel rich when they are worth about €5.4m.