Large families are happiest, Australian study shows
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 12 2015 | comment  
Parents with four or more reported the highest levels of life satisfaction.

Domestic happiness: it’s not all about the division of labour
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 24 2015 | comment  
A new study shows couples the world over find their own balance.

How married men are trumping their unmarried peers
Tamara El-Rahi | Apr 13 2015 | comment  
They’re richer, more successful and more motivated.

Seven things maketh a happy marriage
Tamara El-Rahi | Mar 6 2015 | comment  
Little celebrations, high standards, friends and more.

Happier kids in eight steps
Tamara El-Rahi | Feb 25 2015 | comment  
Simple tips for raising your kids to be happy people.

Teaching your kids to be happy
Tamara El-Rahi | Sep 19 2014 | comment  
Six attitudes to instill in your kids.

Pope Francis’ 10 tips for happiness
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 1 2014 | comment  
Words of papal wisdom.

Do we even need marriage anymore?
Nicole M. King | May 13 2014 | comment  
Cohabitation and marriage rights are looking more similar, but married people are happier.

Happiness is ... dinner with the family
Joanna Roughton | Mar 28 2014 | comment  
The British government is now collecting stats on family meals for its happiness index.

Facebook makes you sad
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 19 2013 | comment  
Spending time with "real people" is more satisfactory than spending it on social media. Surprise.

Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?
Mariette Ulrich | Oct 26 2012 | comment  
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?
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 28 2012 | comment  
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
Mariette Ulrich | Jun 29 2012 | comment  
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
David Quinn | Jun 4 2012 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | May 24 2012 | comment  
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.

More time online = less happiness among girls
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 6 2012 | comment  
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?
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 1 2012 | comment  
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?
Carolyn Moynihan | Dec 13 2011 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Dec 9 2011 | comment  
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.

“Here comes baby, there goes the marriage”
Mariette Ulrich | Apr 29 2011 | comment  
How tedious has become the meme: don’t have children, it will ruin your life.

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