Having a Second Baby Makes Moms Unhappier than Dads

I haven't had any babies of my own, but everyone tells me that having two is exponentially harder than having one. Like, you've got one poop-covered screaming potato thing to deal with, and then all of a sudden YOU'VE GOT TWO. I missed the baby years with my stepdaughters, but even so, I've learned that when you have… » 6/12/14 5:40pm 6/12/14 5:40pm

Viagra May Give Men Boners, But It Won’t Give Them Happiness

In today's most breaking/shocking/sensational news, it turns out men who have been taking Viagra have not seen a significant improvement in their relationships or quality of life. Wait, what? You can't gain life-fulfilling contentment and a soul-stirringly deep relationship from simply ingesting the pill that… » 11/27/13 5:20pm 11/27/13 5:20pm

Poll Finds that Women Are Happiest at Size 12 (Because Cheese Probably)

Conventional wisdom suggests that, when it comes to female happiness, thinner is always, always, always better—that once you whittle yourself down to a perf size 2, all of your problems will disappear, celery will begin to taste like donuts, and Twiggy circa 1967 (the happiest woman e'er to stride the earth!) will… » 10/24/13 8:15pm 10/24/13 8:15pm

Not Even the Dalai Lama Can Resist the Charm of a Beautiful Woman


Once again the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has graced American soil and broadcast television with his message of happiness. In an interview with CBS's Norah O'Donnell, the Dalai Lama discussed a range of topics, from China's new leadership and the future of Tibet to the relationship between emotion and health.

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Selfish Jerks Are Genetically Predisposed to Cancer, Heart Disease

Happiness has long been linked to healthiness, but according to a new study, our genes can tell the difference between the kind of happiness derived from giving back to the community and the kind derived from being Charles Montgomery Burns—and they reward or punish us accordingly. » 8/23/13 11:30am 8/23/13 11:30am

New Social Network Only Allows Happy Posts About Yoga and Lattes

I think we can all agree that the internet is a rank cesspool of bitterness and poison and no one should ever, ever look at it. But, on the other hand, I think we can all also agree that the internet is a magical Vegas buffet heaping with joy-shrimps and a communal fountain of human spirit fondue. So what are we… » 7/23/13 4:30pm 7/23/13 4:30pm

You Can Never Be Too Rich, Say Economists

Well, everybody, it appears that capitalism is the answer to all problems! Okay, well, not really, but a new economic analysis authored by Betsey Stevenson and Just Wolfers has found one basic, straightforward conclusion: More money makes you happier, and you can never have too much of it. The old belief, that you can… » 4/29/13 6:40pm 4/29/13 6:40pm

You Might Be Happy But Your Life Is Still Meaningless

Turns out, even happiness isn't even a foolproof strategy for the good life. Sure, technically your life might be really good if you're happy, but it will still be shallow. That's because happy people these days are actually just selfish people who spend their time making sure all their needs are met but are not… » 1/11/13 5:30pm 1/11/13 5:30pm

Are You Unhappy with Your Life? Try Being More Crabby

Oh, brainz. So crazy, right? So crazy that the stuff in your brain—the invisible thought stuff—can affect the stuff in your body—the fleshy stuff stuff! Like, how if you're stressed out about finals week, your skin will be like "HERE, FRIEND, MAYBE THESE HIVES WILL HELP." Or like if someone gives you a small jelly… » 12/10/12 3:45pm 12/10/12 3:45pm