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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Happiness

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# Happiness
CSO figures reveal significant drop in number of people satisfied with life
The figures also show an increase in alcohol use and smoking, as well as a feeling of loneliness.
# Happiness
We asked you which item in your beauty bag makes you happiest, and here's what you said
Today is the International Day of Happiness, people.
Voices
Opinion: 'Can money buy you happiness? Not if you're spending it the wrong way'
Gill Hasson says that you should spend your money on experiences, not things.
# happiness report
Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US
The Nordic nations are the happiest in the world, with Finland coming out on top.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy with your life at the moment?
How are you feeling about your lot?
# Resilient
Ireland is the 15th happiest country in the world
The best examples of happiness maintenance after large external shocks were Ireland and Iceland, according to the report.
# Meik Wiking
Hygge: The Danish art of cosy living that people tried to embrace this year
We sat down with one of the most prominent promoters of hygge (in a very cosy setting) to chat about why happiness can be difficult to achieve.
# sponsored by electric ireland
Want to be happier? Try saving more money
Spending helps too (but you’ll need to save first).
# Happiness
This RTÉ pundit got very emotional after Team Ireland won their first Olympics medal today
It’s been a historic day for Irish rowing.
# Survey
Young people in Ireland are more likely to have quality of life problems
It found that one quarter of adults reported at least three serious issues.
# Happiness
16 things that are pure and real and true to cheer you up today
<3
# Prime Numbers
Where does Ireland rank in the world in terms of happiness? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How much money will dog owners whose animals aren’t chipped be fined from next month?
# Delirah and Excirah
Ireland is the 19th happiest country in the world
Happier than the UK, less happy than Israel.
# About time
Want to be happy? Value your time more than money
Time is not money, it would seem.
# next year
Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016
It looks like we’re bucking the trend worldwide.
# too happy
A loose light has given this Coke ad in Dublin a brand new (unfortunate) meaning
Santa please, not here.
# stress levels
Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger
A new study examines the commonly-held view that happy people live longer.
# get happy
A psychologist says one thing is 'the single biggest predictor of human happiness'
It’s simple, but important.
# Legend
'Money doesn't buy happiness' - Carlos Tevez given hero's welcome home at Boca
In the past former Argentine stars have returned home in the twilight of their careers.
# WooHoo
10 little things that would make any Irish person jump for joy
*punches the air*
# get happy
What makes people happy now is different to 80 years ago, but not THAT different
We all just want to be secure, really.
# Happy Days
Ireland is happier than the UK, Germany and France, but not as happy as the USA, Canada and Switzerland
But, are you happy?
# pursuit of happiness
This video will show you how to live a happier life in 81 seconds
It’s the little things…
# smile lads
16 reasons to be happy in Ireland today
It’s not so bad.
Voices
Having more stuff doesn't make you happier – so what does?
We are increasingly recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not the size of our wallets.
Voices
Opinion: Are you SURE you'd like to be a millionaire?
Whether through hard graft or pure chance, the life of the super-rich isn’t all rosy.
Voices
Opinion: Does money really buy happiness?
A recent trip down the Revenue office got me thinking…
# not a care in the world
Conservatives are happier than liberals - but only because they lack empathy
DISCUSS…
# Happiness
Amputee sailor overjoyed by Arsene Wenger letter
The 31-year-old lost both legs, his left arm and three fingers on his right hand in December 2012.
# whistle while you work
These 8 jobs will make you rich AND happy*
*Apparently.
# happy gene
The closer you live to Denmark, the happier you are... It's science, apparently
The greater a nation’s genetic distance from Denmark, the less happy its citizens are – according to new research.
# Happy Days
Lovely Irish people relating their happy memories in a very lovely way
Something sweet to digest on this summer’s day.
# Don't Worry Be Happy
This graph shows how to be happy at work
It’s all to do with flow, apparently.
# News Blues
I read the news today, oh boy: Study finds news is stressing people out
New study finds that over-exposure to the media could have a serious impact on your mood
# happy customers
Irish consumer confidence hits seven year high*
*But we’re coming from a low base, so don’t get carried away.
# aaaaah
13 simple moments of pure unadulterated pleasure
And they’re all free, too!
# If you're happy and you know it
Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
Voices
Column: Sadness has always been a part of living, we need to accept that
A strange thing happened in the world over the last 50 years: people began to believe that they should feel happy all the time, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.
# We're Happy
Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years
The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.
# get happy
Open thread: What makes you happy?
For us, it’s dogs, chocolate, sunshine and….Google Maps. But what makes you happy?