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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Happiness

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Could you be happy for 100 days in a row?
A new web challenge is asking you to try.
10 stops on the emotional rollercoaster that is having a dinner party
Having a dinner party this weekend? You’ve probably reached STRESS.
Line graphs sum up what happens as we grow up
American writer Danny Rubin created these graphs to sum up how our lives run – from start to finish.
8 reasons you can't stop thinking about the joys of summer
Remember summer? Wasn’t it SO GREAT?
7 scientific secrets to a happy marriage
Celebrate good news, keep your standards high, and have more sex.
The oldest brides and grooms can be found in south Dublin and Waterford
The latest CSO statistics show that marriage and divorce rates have fallen, while bride and grooms are getting older.
Parrot has sex, becomes happy, sings ‘Whistle While You Work’
What more could you want?
Poll: Are you happy?
The World Happiness Report places Ireland 18th with a happiness score of 7-out-of-10. But are you happy?
Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy
A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.
6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto
Are you dreaming of your place in the sun?
13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person
From setting goals to simply exposing yourself to the colour blue, science says these things will improve your outlook on life.
Poll: If you won the Lotto, what's the first thing you'd do?
Decisions, decisions…
Sea + sun = happiness: science
Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.
Everything's looking rosy... if you live in Germany
New poll there finds consumers confident about pay levels and the health of their economy.
11 ways bacon can make you live longer
The secret is happiness.
The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world'
That’s according to a Harvard social and economic ranking study.
Kafi the orphaned gorilla finds a home at Dublin Zoo
We love a happy ending.
11 individuals having the absolute time of their lives
We hope you are too.
9 things to make you smile on International Happiness Day
If you’re not smiling after this lot then we can do nothing more for you.
VIDEO: What is happiness?
Irish director Conor Horgan asked pensioners, children, homeless people, advertising executives, recovering addicts and more about their experiences of happiness.
VIDEO: Can you tell us how to be happy?
What gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling? A team of film-makers took to the streets of Dublin to find out…
Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.
When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.
Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life
A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.
21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland
It’s been a tough week, but we’re still happy. Here’s why.
So, exactly how happy is Ireland?
The Happiness Experiment says it has found the answer…
More than half of Irish companies ignore workers' birthdays - survey
In a shock revelation the survey also showed employees would love a day off as a birthday gesture from their bosses.
Column: 11 ways to ACTUALLY start a proper exercise regime
More happiness AND a better sex life? Ciara Conlon explains how to make sure your new routine doesn’t fall by the wayside.
10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier
Weirdly, the colour blue makes the list…
One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey
Meanwhile, half of respondents to Sponge It survey say they think Ireland will be out of recession by 2016.
Growing number of children going hungry to school or bed - report
A major new survey reveals that 21 per cent of schoolchildren aged between 10 and 17 either go to school or to bed without a proper meal.
Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics
Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?
Ireland comes 10th in UN's first ever 'World Happiness Report'
An aggregated index of international polls published by the UN shows we’re happier than people from the US or UK.
It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe
Global happiness levels remain high, despite the economic turmoil – just not in Ireland.
Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers
Teacher, psychologists and – um, financial services sales people – are among the happiest workers out there.
Cheer up, Enda! EU leader sends Taoiseach 'Book of Happiness'
European Council chairman Herman van Rompuy sent the self-help tome to Enda and other world leaders for Christmas.
Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth
Recent decades have seen an explosion in economic growth – yet we’re no happier than we were 60 years ago. We need to change how we measure progress, argues Mark Williamson.
Watch: Is the glass half empty or half full?
Video vox pop finds Irish people in a surprisingly good mood…