Facebook makes you sad
Spending time with "real people" is more satisfactory than spending it on social media. Surprise.
Sadly, the International Day of Happiness is over
The United Nations is considering an international happiness index to replace Gross Domestic Product as a measure of successful nations. Good luck!
Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?
| 26 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.
How do American moms feel about working outside the home?
| 28 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A survey of 1000 women by Forbes found that working moms are, in general, “an unhappy lot”.
Surprise - parenthood is associated with more joy than misery
| 29 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The notion that parenthood brings happiness and fulfilment is self-evident to those of us who have partaken of healthy family life, but it’s still gratifying to receive validation from academia.
Irish women more satisfied with life than men
| 04 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The OECD’s latest ‘Better Life Index’ shows that Irish women have a better overall quality of life than men when a range of different factors is taken into account.
How men contribute to Australian happiness
It’s happiness survey time again, with the publication of the OECD’s annual Better Life Index. And, for once, it’s not a Scandinavian country that comes out on top.
Rescuing marriage from no-fault divorce
| 12 March 2012 | FEATURES |
Two out of three unhappily married adults who stayed together were happily married five years later.
More time online = less happiness among girls
| 06 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
Girls who spend a lot of time using multimedia seem to be less happy and socially comfortable than peers who spend less time on screens, a study from Stanford University suggests.
Should we desire happiness for our children?
| 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A British media personality has pricked the country’s happiness bubble by declaring that she does not want her kids to be “happy”.
Does raising kids decrease marital happiness?
| 13 December 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
In the last post on the new State of Our Unions (SOU) report from the National Marriage Project we read that “the benefits of generosity were particularly pronounced among couples with children.” Parents who were very generous with each other were more likely to be very happy as well. But there’s more. Generosity in having children is also part of the happiness equation.
Cheerful givers make a go of marriage
| 09 December 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
An item about generosity in marriage is getting some play on the New York Times Well blog today. Tara Parker- Pope reports on the 2011 State of Our Unions report just out from the National Marriage Project.
The happiness of believing
Europeans who belong to a religion report higher levels of happiness than those who do not.
How do religious belief and practice affect Europeans’ happiness?
Europe is often described as a godless wasteland. That's not what the statistics show.
Rich not duped by Materialism
| 26 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Hanging out for a fast car to keep up with Jones’? Research by Dr Thomas J. Stanley suggests that those flashy Jones’ may not really be that wealthy – at least in the United States.
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