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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Happiness

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Are you happy with your life at the moment?
How are you feeling about your lot?
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.
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.
Want to be happier? Try saving more money
Spending helps too (but you’ll need to save first).
This RTÉ pundit got very emotional after Team Ireland won their first Olympics medal today
It’s been a historic day for Irish rowing.
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.
16 things that are pure and real and true to cheer you up today
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?
Ireland is the 19th happiest country in the world
Happier than the UK, less happy than Israel.
Want to be happy? Value your time more than money
Time is not money, it would seem.
Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016
It looks like we’re bucking the trend worldwide.
A loose light has given this Coke ad in Dublin a brand new (unfortunate) meaning
Santa please, not here.
Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger
A new study examines the commonly-held view that happy people live longer.
A psychologist says one thing is 'the single biggest predictor of human happiness'
It’s simple, but important.
'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.
10 little things that would make any Irish person jump for joy
*punches the air*
What makes people happy now is different to 80 years ago, but not THAT different
We all just want to be secure, really.
Ireland is happier than the UK, Germany and France, but not as happy as the USA, Canada and Switzerland
But, are you happy?
This video will show you how to live a happier life in 81 seconds
It’s the little things…
16 reasons to be happy in Ireland today
It’s not so bad.
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.
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.
Opinion: Does money really buy happiness?
A recent trip down the Revenue office got me thinking…
Conservatives are happier than liberals - but only because they lack empathy
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.
These 8 jobs will make you rich AND happy*
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.
Lovely Irish people relating their happy memories in a very lovely way
Something sweet to digest on this summer’s day.
This graph shows how to be happy at work
It’s all to do with flow, apparently.
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
Irish consumer confidence hits seven year high*
*But we’re coming from a low base, so don’t get carried away.
13 simple moments of pure unadulterated pleasure
And they’re all free, too!
Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
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.
Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years
The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.
Open thread: What makes you happy?
For us, it’s dogs, chocolate, sunshine and….Google Maps. But what makes you happy?