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Virginia cities, D.C. top list of happiest metro areas

Virginians may be grinning ear-to-ear after two cities in the commonwealth topped a list of the nation's happiest metropolitan areas.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 07:20am EDT

Tags: happy, U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, Richmond, D.C., Norfolk

The key to happiness? Simple, it's 'savoring'

The old cliche "stop and smell the roses" gets a reboot but its message still rings true.

Sunday - 06/22/2014, 04:09am EDT

Tags: savoring, Eric Barker, Randi Martin, healthy living

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When it comes to happiness, the U.S. doesn't measure up

Once again, the OECD's Better Life Index sees the U.S. come up short on the happiness of our citizens.

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 08:17am EDT

Tags: oecd, Better Life Index,

The formula for happiness: 48:40:12

The pursuit of happiness, both as individuals and as a culture, is a never-ending quest that can all-too-often result in frustration and disappointment. But social scientists have nailed down the formula of bliss.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 10:19am EST

Tags: Arthur Brooks, The New York Times

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Top 10 happiest countries in the world

The top 10 list of the happiest countries is in.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 04:20am EDT

Tags: david burd, oecd, top 10 countries, happy countries,

Lousy mood? Put on some happy music

It sounds simple enough -- choosing to listen to happy music can make you happier.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 03:16am EDT

Tags: mood music, Neal Augenstein, mood, depression, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky

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New mood index measures Americans happiness

Holidays seem to make us very happy. No surprise. But sometimes it's not so clear what can ruins our good mood.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 04:42pm EST

Tags: Gallup, mood, newtown, Sandy Hook, holidays