Does Having Children Make Us Happy?

Does having children increase or decrease a parent's happiness? Research suggests that it depends on where you live, and that the U.S. may be a particularly bad place for parents.

Three Ways Money Buys Happiness

Money really can buy happiness, if you spend it right. Research has identified three ways that spending your income can lead to greater happiness.

Does a Happy Meal Really Make Us Happy?

We know that what we eat impacts our physical health. But what about our psychological health? How does what we eat impact our happiness?

Happiness and Your Immune System

Positive emotions are good for our health. Research shows that happiness increases the effectiveness of the immune system, including protecting us from the common cold and the flu.

Measuring Happiness: How Can We Measure It?

Can positive psychology researchers really measure happiness? Here are five ways they try—and some of the surprising and interesting findings that come from measuring happiness.

How to Live 7.2 (Happy) Years Longer

Positive psychology research consistently shows that happiness is linked to longevity even after accounting for initial health, obesity and socio demographic factors.

6 Surprising Facts About Happiness

Is positive psychology just the confirmation of the obvious? No it isn't! Here are six research findings about happiness that will surprise you.

5 Simple Steps to Better Relationships

Here are 5 simple and powerful ways to improve the quality of your relationships with family, friends and romantic partners starting right now.

Are Psychopaths Happy?

Psychopaths tend to get what they want and feel no remorse. However, they have superficial relationships characterized by lies and manipulation. So are they happy?

Happier Holidays: 10 Ways to Increase Your Seasonal Joy

Happy Holidays? Here are 10 science-based ways to increase your happiness over the holidays.

Post Election: Republicans, Democrats and Happiness

Following the election, Republicans might seem happier than Democrats. Research shows that Republicans are usually happier—even when they lose.

The First Step to Happiness

With over 5000 articles released on happiness every month, where do you start? What's the first step to increasing your happiness?