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Talkback: How to measure happiness in 2014

How do you measure happiness? Can money buy you happiness?

Monday - 11/10/2014, 06:06pm EST

Tags: money, Wall Street Journal, WTOP Talkback

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


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


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


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