Happier is healthier

Enjoy life—you'll reduce your stress and live longer.

Want happy, healthy kids? Be involved

Regardless of income and family makeup, kids do better in neighborhoods where trusted people are involved in their lives.

Devout women may enjoy better health

They were one-third less likely to die over 20-year period.

Scientists spot happiness’ home in the brain

Researchers used MRI scans to spot region most active in contented people.

Infected by a good mood?

Happy adolescents appear to help other peers avoid or recover from depression.

Do people transmit happiness by smell?

Lab experiment with 'scent samples' suggests humans pick up on others' positive emotions via sweat.