(RNS) — More than 2.2 million people have enrolled in the 10-week online class called ‘The Science of Well-Being,’ which explores the things people think will make them happy — and the things that actually bring lasting life satisfaction.
(RNS) — In 35 countries, people who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier than those who attend infrequently or not at all. But active participation in religion is also associated with being fat.
(RNS) — The leader of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture talked about the difference between joy and happiness, biblical lessons on joy and how the average person can find joy.
(RNS) — Gratitude, says theologian Diana Butler Bass, is not a happy pill, nor is it about how much you're glad that you're comfortable and own stuff. In fact, it's not really about you.
(RNS) Pew Research finds key similarities and surprising differences among the highly religious and those who are less so.
THIMPHU, Bhutan (RNS) In a country that prides itself on measuring quality of life in terms of "Gross National Happiness," this small Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas seems to have a problem: at least half its citizens aren't happy, according to it's own measurements. By Vishal Arora.