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#Happiness

# happiness - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Could you be happy for 100 days in a row?

A new web challenge is asking you to try.

# happiness - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 stops on the emotional rollercoaster that is having a dinner party Come Dine With Me

10 stops on the emotional rollercoaster that is having a dinner party

Having a dinner party this weekend? You’ve probably reached STRESS.

# happiness - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Line graphs sum up what happens as we grow up

American writer Danny Rubin created these graphs to sum up how our lives run – from start to finish.

# happiness - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons you can't stop thinking about the joys of summer Remember When

8 reasons you can't stop thinking about the joys of summer

Remember summer? Wasn’t it SO GREAT?

# happiness - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

7 scientific secrets to a happy marriage

Celebrate good news, keep your standards high, and have more sex.

# happiness - Monday 30 September, 2013

The oldest brides and grooms can be found in south Dublin and Waterford

The latest CSO statistics show that marriage and divorce rates have fallen, while bride and grooms are getting older.

# happiness - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Parrot has sex, becomes happy, sings ‘Whistle While You Work’ Birds And Bees

Parrot has sex, becomes happy, sings ‘Whistle While You Work’

What more could you want?

# happiness - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Poll: Are you happy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy?

The World Happiness Report places Ireland 18th with a happiness score of 7-out-of-10. But are you happy?

# happiness - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy

A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.

# happiness - Thursday 11 July, 2013

6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

Are you dreaming of your place in the sun?

# happiness - Saturday 6 July, 2013

13 scientifically proven ways to be a happier person

From setting goals to simply exposing yourself to the colour blue, science says these things will improve your outlook on life.

# happiness - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Poll: If you won the Lotto, what's the first thing you'd do? Sponsored By The Lotto This post contains a poll

# happiness - Monday 1 July, 2013

Sea + sun = happiness: science

Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.

# happiness - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Everything's looking rosy... if you live in Germany

New poll there finds consumers confident about pay levels and the health of their economy.

# happiness - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 ways bacon can make you live longer Mmmm Bacon This post contains videos

11 ways bacon can make you live longer

The secret is happiness.

# happiness - Monday 6 May, 2013

The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world'

That’s according to a Harvard social and economic ranking study.

# happiness - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Kafi the orphaned gorilla finds a home at Dublin Zoo Goin' Gorillas

Kafi the orphaned gorilla finds a home at Dublin Zoo

We love a happy ending.

# happiness - Saturday 27 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 individuals having the absolute time of their lives Best Day Ever

11 individuals having the absolute time of their lives

We hope you are too.

# happiness - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 things to make you smile on International Happiness Day Smiles For Days This post contains videos

9 things to make you smile on International Happiness Day

If you’re not smiling after this lot then we can do nothing more for you.

# happiness - Saturday 16 February, 2013

VIDEO: What is happiness? Happiness This post contains videos

VIDEO: What is happiness?

Irish director Conor Horgan asked pensioners, children, homeless people, advertising executives, recovering addicts and more about their experiences of happiness.

# happiness - Friday 15 February, 2013

VIDEO: Can you tell us how to be happy? Smile This post contains videos

VIDEO: Can you tell us how to be happy?

What gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling? A team of film-makers took to the streets of Dublin to find out…

# happiness - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.

When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.

# happiness - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life

A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.

# happiness - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland Happiness This post contains videos

21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland

It’s been a tough week, but we’re still happy. Here’s why.

# happiness - Thursday 6 December, 2012

So, exactly how happy is Ireland?

The Happiness Experiment says it has found the answer…

# happiness - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

More than half of Irish companies ignore workers' birthdays - survey

In a shock revelation the survey also showed employees would love a day off as a birthday gesture from their bosses.

# happiness - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Column: 11 ways to ACTUALLY start a proper exercise regime

More happiness AND a better sex life? Ciara Conlon explains how to make sure your new routine doesn’t fall by the wayside.

10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier Happiness This post contains images

10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier

Weirdly, the colour blue makes the list…

# happiness - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey

Meanwhile, half of respondents to Sponge It survey say they think Ireland will be out of recession by 2016.

# happiness - Monday 16 April, 2012

Growing number of children going hungry to school or bed - report

A major new survey reveals that 21 per cent of schoolchildren aged between 10 and 17 either go to school or to bed without a proper meal.

# happiness - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

# happiness - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland comes 10th in UN's first ever 'World Happiness Report'

An aggregated index of international polls published by the UN shows we’re happier than people from the US or UK.

# happiness - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Poll: Are you really happy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you really happy?

Global poll puts us last in the happiness index for Europe – does this reflect how you feel about life in general?

It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe

Global happiness levels remain high, despite the economic turmoil – just not in Ireland.

# happiness - Thursday 22 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers Happiest Jobs This post contains images

Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers

Teacher, psychologists and – um, financial services sales people – are among the happiest workers out there.

# happiness - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Cheer up, Enda! EU leader sends Taoiseach 'Book of Happiness'

European Council chairman Herman van Rompuy sent the self-help tome to Enda and other world leaders for Christmas.

# happiness - Monday 10 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# happiness - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Column: Real success is about happiness, not wealth

Recent decades have seen an explosion in economic growth – yet we’re no happier than we were 60 years ago. We need to change how we measure progress, argues Mark Williamson.

# happiness - Friday 26 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: Is the glass half empty or half full? Vox Pop This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Watch: Is the glass half empty or half full?

Video vox pop finds Irish people in a surprisingly good mood…