Happiness search: BBC

In happiness on June 29, 2009 at 10:45 am

Let’s start this mini-investigation with one of the first sites I often visit each day. The good old BBC News website.
A happiness search in the news and sport section yields:

An article about how sisters make each other happy. 2 April 09

A study from the USA about how happiness is infectious (it rubs off on other people). 5 December 08

A local news piece from BBC Bristol about how some people there are very happy, while others are cripplingly lonely. 1 December 08

Newcastle University say that happy cows produce more milk than unhappy ones. 28 January 09

A very readable comment piece about happiness in the economic downturn and whether our politicians should be paying more attention to making us happy in the recession. The piece features David Cameron’s suggestion that if we valued General Well Being (GWB) as much as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), we might not have got into such a mess in the first place. There are some great responses from readers, including the suggestion that a Ministry of Happiness be established! 9 October 08


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