Professor of Economics Gigi Foster says everybody is judged by metrics. But what are the criteria, and do performance measurements actually help in the long run?
Don't pursue happiness as a goal. Instead make sure what you do from day to day provides a sense of meaning in life.
Having money helps, but economists are learning there are other things we need to feel happy, writes Gigi Foster.
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.
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.
A new study has challenged the widespread, but mistaken, notion that unhappiness and stress cause ill health and death.
Young people and the very old are our happiest citizens, with those in mid-life having lower life satisfaction, a national survey shows.
Achieving true happiness requires valuing negative experiences as well as positive ones along the journey, writes Brock Bastian.
Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds, writes Lisa A Williams.
The idea of the happy ending as appropriate literary fare for children is an illusion, write Anna Kamaralli and Georgina Ledvinka.