happiness

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Having money helps, but economists are learning there are other things we need to feel happy, writes Gigi Foster.

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As technology rapidly changes the way we interact with products and environments, UNSW's Oya Demirbilek will use her Utzon lecture to discuss the impact of good design on our health and happiness.

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Is the afterlife a mirror of our ideal world? Do cunning people live better? Can we divorce the moral from the beautiful? These are some of the questions to be examined this week at a UNSW conference looking at ancient prescriptions for living well.

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A new study has challenged the widespread, but mistaken, notion that unhappiness and stress cause ill health and death. 

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Young people and the very old are our happiest citizens, with those in mid-life having lower life satisfaction, a national survey shows.

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Achieving true happiness requires valuing negative experiences as well as positive ones along the journey, writes Brock Bastian. 

Inside Out

Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds, writes Lisa A Williams.

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The idea of the happy ending as appropriate literary fare for children is an illusion, write Anna Kamaralli and Georgina Ledvinka.

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The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular, but untrue, writes Brock Bastian.

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While we know much about the consequences of happiness, much less is known about its causes, let alone how to guarantee its appearance, writes Brock Bastion.

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