In pursuit of happiness Part II: why the older are happier



Why are the frail elderly happier than the dynamic young? In last week’s post, I discussed a bit about the so-called U-Bend of Life as reported in the Dec 16 issue of The Economist. This week, let … [Read more...]


In pursuit of happiness: The U-Bend of Life



Life begins at 46. This headline on the cover of the December 2010 issue of The Economist attracted a lot of attention among the middle-aged. Including me. I won’t tell you my exact age but it’s … [Read more...]


Happiness is not only about money



Can money buy happiness? This is a question that many researchers would like to find the answer to. The most recent attempt is the first World Poll by Gallup that surveyed more than 136,000 people in … [Read more...]


Does your vacation make you happy?



In the coming days, it’s Easter school holidays in most European countries, which can last from 1 to 3 weeks. Most people, especially those with school children will take off from work to take care of … [Read more...]