Newshttp://www.actionforhappiness.orgLatest news.Can stress ever be good for wellbeing?2014-11-18T00:00:00Stress can improve our wellbeing - if we stop to recognise it and take a more compassionate approachhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/can-stress-ever-be-good-for-wellbeingStop Looking For Your Passion. Unlock It2014-10-17T08:00:00Living life with passion isn't about pursuing one thing; its about finding love in everything you dohttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/stop-looking-for-your-passion-unlock-itThe Science of Happiness2014-08-05T09:00:00Positive psychology is not about ignoring what's wrong; it's about seeing life as it really ishttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-science-of-happinessFrom losing everything to finding happiness2014-05-23T08:00:00After recovering from losing everything, Sharon Bull is now helping others to transform their liveshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/from-losing-everything-to-finding-happinessThe Politics of Happiness2014-05-21T09:00:00If we want a happier society we need to address poverty and inequality and rethink educationhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-politics-of-happinessNational happiness matters more than national wealth2014-03-19T00:00:0087% of people choose happiness and wellbeing over wealth as their priority for societyhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/national-happiness-matters-more-than-national-wealthSelf-acceptance could be the key to a happier life2014-03-05T00:00:00Self-acceptance is a vital habit for happiness, yet it’s often something we're not very good athttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/self-acceptance-could-be-the-key-to-a-happier-lifeAction for Happiness - Key Achievements2013-12-20T00:00:00Action for Happiness has made a great deal of positive progress since its launch in April 2011http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/key-achievementsLife is short, don’t delay happiness2013-08-26T09:00:00No-one on their deathbed looks back wishing they'd spent more time in the officehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/life-is-short-dont-delay-happinessGood news, we're slightly happier. But why?2013-07-31T06:00:00Results show that UK wellbeing has increased over the last 12 months, but what's behind this rise?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/good-news-slightly-happier-but-whyBreaking free from our negativity bias2013-07-05T13:00:00We can counter our inbuilt 'negativity bias' by focusing more on the good things happening around ushttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/breaking-free-from-our-negativity-biasMindfulness changed my life2013-07-03T09:00:00Gareth explains how three years of mindfulness have transformed his life from anxiety to happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/mindfulness-changed-my-lifeHow to be happy and save the world2013-05-29T12:00:00Living a happier life isn't just good for people, it could also hold the key to saving our planethttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/how-to-be-happy-and-save-the-worldHappiness for vulnerable people2013-05-01T12:00:00How can lessons from the new science of happiness be applied to help homeless and vulnerable people?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-for-vulnerable-peopleUnited Nations International Day of Happiness2013-03-08T08:00:00On 20 March 2013 the first UN International Day of Happiness will be celebrated all around the worldhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/united-nations-international-day-of-happinessHappiness or Success - which comes first?2013-02-16T10:00:00Success doesn't guarantee happiness. But when we're happy we're much more likely to be successfulhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-or-success-which-comes-firstDeveloping good character matters more than passing exams2013-02-04T12:00:00Anthony Seldon argues that schools should prioritise character-building above exam resultshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/developing-good-character-matters-more-than-passing-examsPeople want a more caring and compassionate society2013-01-24T00:00:00Results from the first assessment of UK values finds that caring for others is people's top priorityhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/people-want-a-more-caring-and-compassionate-societySpreading happiness with sofas2013-01-22T10:00:00Two inspiring winners of our recent competition are spreading happiness in their local communitieshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/spreading-happiness-with-sofasStartups choosing happiness before profits2013-01-15T13:00:00A new breed of entrepreneurs are putting happiness before profits and reaping the rewardshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/startups-choosing-happiness-before-profitsDon’t be afraid of being the person you have become2013-01-08T12:00:00The world would be better if we all accepted that we make mistakes, and that we're not perfecthttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/dont-be-afraid-of-being-the-person-you-have-becomeResolve to make your workplace happier in 20132013-01-03T12:00:00Make your workplace a happier one in 2013 and encourage your employers and colleagues to do the samehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/resolve-to-make-your-workplace-happier-in-2013Resolutions for a happier 20132013-01-01T12:00:00A better approach to new year's resolutions: do things to make you and others around you happierhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/resolutions-for-a-happier-2013Keep track of your mood and beat the New Year blues2012-12-31T14:00:00People who measure and track their mood are much more likely to beat the New Year blueshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/keep-track-of-your-mood-and-beat-the-new-year-bluesAccepting who we are and wanting what we have2012-11-23T11:00:00Faith traditions and modern science both show us the importance of inner wisdom and outer generosityhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/accepting-who-we-are-and-wanting-what-we-haveScotland’s Happiness Day: sharing happiness and hope 2012-11-09T08:00:00Saturday 10th November 2012 is Scotland's Happiness Day, a unique day of inspiring activitieshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/scotland’s-happiness-day-sharing-happiness-and-hopeGetting the balance right2012-09-26T13:00:00To mark National Work-Life Week, Nina Grunfeld looks at practical ways to get more balance in lifehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/getting-the-balance-rightYou don't have to be ruthless to succeed in life2012-09-14T14:00:00A young Londoner's perspective on why compassion is preferable to success at the expense of othershttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/you-dont-have-to-be-ruthless-to-succeed-in-lifeOlympics 2012: The Optimism Legacy2012-08-31T10:00:00Can we maintain that amazing sense of optimism that swept across the UK during the Olympics games?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/olympics-2012-the-optimism-legacyCan you learn how to be happier in one weekend?2012-08-29T17:00:00What happens when you spend a weekend learning about the "science of happiness" and how to apply it?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/can-you-learn-how-to-be-happier-one-weekendA call for greater focus on children's wellbeing2012-08-24T10:00:00New multidisciplinary movement launched to promote and enhance the wellbeing of children in the UKhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/a-call-for-greater-focus-on-childrens-wellbeingHuge opportunity to improve the nation's wellbeing 2012-07-24T11:00:00First annual UK wellbeing data shows we should be doing more to help people whose lives are unhappyhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/huge-opportunity-to-improve-the-nations-wellbeingPeople-powered happiness in Bristol2012-07-19T17:00:00Happy City is bringing happiness, creativity and community action to the Bristol Harbour Festivalhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/people-powered-happiness-in-bristolShocking discrimination against mental illness in the health service2012-06-18T08:00:00Top economists, psychologists, psychiatrists and NHS managers demand greater focus on mental healthhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/shocking-discrimination-against-mental-illness-in-the-health-serviceChildren find happiness at summer camps2012-05-31T10:00:00Summer camps can be a life-changing and very happy experience for youngsters from all backgroundshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/children-find-happiness-at-summer-campsTowards a more generous life2012-05-16T12:00:00We all can be leaders of change, by living more generous lives and inspiring others to do the samehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/towards-a-more-generous-lifeFirst World Happiness Report launched at United Nations2012-03-29T18:00:00A new "World Happiness Report" is being released at the first United Nations conference on happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/first-world-happiness-report-launched-at-united-nationsA vital shift in priorities2012-03-19T13:00:00Happiness is less about what we earn or own and more about our relationships and what we contribute http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/a-vital-shift-in-prioritiesBritain needs a cabinet minister for mental health2012-03-05T14:00:00Lord Richard Layard argues that mental health should be the sixth pillar of the welfare statehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/britain-needs-a-cabinet-minister-for-mental-healthOvercoming Depression with the Science of Happiness 2012-03-04T12:00:00Evidence-based positive psychology techniques can help to alleviate anxiety and depressionhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/overcoming-depression-with-the-science-of-happinessWe're starting to measure what really matters2012-02-28T12:00:00The Office for National Statistics publishes new data on UK national wellbeinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/were-starting-to-measure-what-really-mattersShifting sands: a changing working landscape?2012-02-24T08:00:00Well-Being is a multi-faceted topic that is driving some seismic changes in our working liveshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/shifting-sands-a-changing-working-landscapeToday is World Happy Day2012-02-11T00:00:00World Happy Day sees events happening in 600 locations across 60 countries and all 7 continentshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/today-is-world-happy-dayCaring about the happiness of others2012-02-06T13:00:00Richard Layard, co-founder of Action for Happiness, talks with Richard Holloway about happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/caring-about-the-happiness-of-othersGovernment has vital role in creating a happier society2012-01-16T15:00:00Response to report from the Institute of Economic Affairs about wellbeing and the role of governmenthttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/government-has-vital-role-in-creating-a-happier-societyJanuary blues? Or as good a month as any other?2012-01-16T06:00:00Ignore the bogus theories about January being the most depressing month. Lets embrace what it bringshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/january-blues-or-as-good-a-month-as-any-other25 Universities Pledge To Promote Mental Wealth In 20122012-01-13T16:00:00Campaign sees groups at 25 universities pledge to promote good mental health and wellbeing in 2012http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/25-universities-pledge-to-promote-mental-wealth-in-2012Simple things in life make us happiest, research shows2012-01-06T08:00:00Simple things in life - like spending time with family - make us the happiest, a survey has revealedhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/simple-things-in-life-make-us-happiest,-research-showsOldspeak happiness: a review of the film Happy2012-01-05T09:00:00Ben Irvine reviews "Happy", the inspiring film from Roko Belic about what really causes happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/oldspeak-happiness-a-review-of-the-film-happyNew Year Resolution to make your workplace happier2012-01-03T00:00:00Make your workplace a happier one in 2012 and encourage your employers and colleagues to do the samehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/new-year-resolution-to-make-your-workplace-happierFeel-Good Resolutions for the new year2011-12-31T12:00:00A better approach to new year's resolutions: do things to make you and others around you happierhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/feel-good-resolutions-for-the-new-yearAction for Happiness: our highlights of 20112011-12-22T20:00:00Wow, what a year 2011 has been. So many happy memories! Lots still to do but some great progress toohttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/action-for-happiness-our-highlights-of-2011A happier society is both desirable and possible2011-12-15T17:00:00Lets stop aiming for lives filled with riches and focus on helping people lead richer, happier liveshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/a-happier-society-is-both-desirable-and-possibleHappiness: a message to world leaders2011-12-05T20:00:00The President of the European Council calls for world leaders to make happiness a priority in 2012http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-a-message-to-world-leadersA momentous day for a happier UK2011-12-01T20:00:00Action for Happiness responds to the publication of the first official UK wellbeing data from ONShttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/a-momentous-day-for-a-happier-ukHappier workplaces are better for people and for business2011-11-21T00:00:00Only 2% of people say they work just to pay the bills, for 90% being happy at work is important.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happier-workplaces-are-better-for-people-and-for-businessHappiness in the library, the cinema and the pub2011-11-07T10:00:00A new member explains how she heard about Action for Happiness and why she decided to get involvedhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-in-the-library,-the-cinema-and-the-pubPutting happiness before growth2011-11-05T10:00:00Action for Happiness responds to #occupy protests by calling for happiness to be put before growthhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/putting-happiness-before-growthThe Summer of our Discontent2011-10-31T00:00:00Positive psychology interventions can have a profound impact on the happiness of young people.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-summer-of-our-discontentPursuit of happiness2011-09-20T08:00:00The path to inner joy is simple – commit acts of kindness, relax and be thankful for what you've gothttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/pursuit-of-happinessNewsletter 11: Be part of something bigger2011-09-06T10:00:00Creating happier workplaces; getting serious about happiness; Matthieu Ricard; Headspace and morehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-11-be-part-of-something-biggerJeffrey Sachs on the Pursuit of Happiness2011-08-30T13:00:00Happiness is achieved through a balanced approach to life, as individuals and as a societyhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/jeffrey-sachs-on-the-pursuit-of-happinessHappiness Tends to Deter Crime2011-08-24T10:00:00A new study reports that happy teenagers are less likely to be involved in crime and drug usehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-tends-to-deter-crimeNewsletter 10: Riots, schools and measuring happiness2011-08-12T09:00:00What caused the riots; happiness in schools; from measurement to action; connecting; your viewshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-10-riots,-schools-and-measuring-happinessWell-Being and Action for Happiness2011-08-11T07:00:00The purpose of life and government should be the wellbeing of people not just the creation of wealthhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/well-being-and-action-for-happinessRiots show why the happiness agenda is vital2011-08-09T20:00:00Many of the underlying factors behind the current riots in the UK lead back to the happiness agendahttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/riots-show-why-the-happiness-agenda-is-vitalRestoring Happiness in People with Depression2011-07-28T11:00:00Researchers propose a new and less expensive approach to treat depressionhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/restoring-happiness-in-people-with-depressionCounting isn't action, and it's action that counts2011-07-25T00:00:00Action for Happiness calls for government action to improve well-being not just measure ithttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/counting-isnt-action,-and-its-action-that-countsWhat does "flourishing" look like?2011-07-19T22:00:00A flourishing society is proactive and positive rather than reactive and negativehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/what-does-flourishing-look-likeHappiness and public policy2011-07-12T10:00:00Should there be a permanent change in the way we think about the purposes of politics?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-and-public-policyLaughter has serious benefits2011-07-10T18:00:00Should we laugh learn to laugh more? Laughter is a natural tonic for our body, mind and emotionshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/laughter-has-serious-benefitsHappier together: the secrets of authentic relationships2011-07-07T16:00:00Building strong and authentic relationships is one of the most rewarding adventures we can undertakehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happier-together-the-secrets-of-authentic-relationshipsA positive approach to chronic illness and disability2011-07-05T11:00:00We can do much more to help people with chronic illness and disability to live flourishing liveshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/a-positive-approach-to-chronic-illness-and-disabilityWhy good conversations matter2011-06-23T16:00:00It is striking how bad most of us are at having a conversation. Alain de Botton explores whyhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/why-good-conversations-matterCrisis? What crisis?2011-06-20T15:00:00If our well-being is good, we’ll be in a better position to enjoy the happy moments and help othershttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/crisis-what-crisisNewsletter 9: A Good Week2011-06-10T10:00:00A Good Week; Do things for others; Happiness posters; Headspace tickets; What do you think?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-9-a-good-week5 Beneficial Side Effects of Kindness2011-06-02T07:00:00Kindness makes us happier and healthier; it also helps us live longer and have better relationshipshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/5-beneficial-side-effects-of-kindnessCollective happiness: balancing desires and needs2011-05-31T17:00:00We must find ways to balance our short-term personal desires with our long-term collective needshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/collective-happiness-balancing-desires-and-needsOECD looks to compare happiness across nations2011-05-24T13:00:00The OECD is turning to private citizens to help it figure out how to measure happiness.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/oecd-looks-to-compare-happiness-across-nationsEnterprises should focus on wellbeing rather than growth2011-05-24T09:00:00We have entered a 'beyond-growth' economy and need enterprises that aim to deliver wellbeinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/enterprises-should-focus-on-wellbeing-rather-than-growthCultural activities good for men's health and happiness2011-05-23T09:00:00Simply observing culture improves the physical health and mental wellbeing of menhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/cultural-activities-good-for-mens-health-and-happinessUnderstanding unhappiness2011-05-20T13:00:00Happiness is vital, and in order to understand how to maintain it we need to understand unhappinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/understanding-unhappinessFlourish 512011-05-16T10:00:00Martin Seligman lays out his vision for 51% of the world's population to be "flourishing" by 2051http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/flourish-51'Five-a-day-for-the-mind' to be trialled by NHS2011-05-16T09:00:00A daily dose of mood-boosting 'mindapples’ could help people’s mental well-beinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/five-a-day-for-the-mind-to-be-trialled-by-nhsAfterglow, Altruism and Adventure2011-05-09T16:00:00Afterglow is the type of happiness you experience after having done something you feel good about.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/afterglow,-altruism-and-adventure'Happiness gene' discovered2011-05-06T08:00:00New 'happiness gene' reported, but other factors still explain majority of variation in happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-gene-discoveredLife satisfaction and state intervention2011-05-05T14:00:00People in countries with greater state intervention report being more satisfied with lifehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/life-satisfaction-and-state-interventionNewsletter 8: Building a happier society together2011-05-05T10:00:00Our new website; An action-packed launch; Action for Happiness groups; News; Thank you!http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-8-building-a-happier-society-togetherHappiness is looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses2011-05-04T08:00:00Remembering the good times and forgetting about the bad are the keys to happiness claims a new studyhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-is-looking-at-the-world-through-rose-tinted-glassesSwitch off, chip in, be happy, say activists2011-04-27T14:00:00If you want to be happy, elect your boss, take a break from your mobile phone and give to charityhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/switch-off,-chip-in,-be-happy,-say-activistsFive things I have learned2011-04-23T10:00:00Action for Happiness founder Anthony Seldon reveals the five most important things he has learnedhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/five-things-i-have-learnedFriends, family and birthdays 'make children happiest'2011-04-16T09:00:00Friends, family and birthdays top the list of things that UK children say make them happy.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/friends,-family-and-birthdays-make-children-happiestAction for Happiness2011-04-14T08:00:00An exciting thing happened on Tuesday. Action for Happiness, a new charity, celebrated its launchhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/action-for-happinessMovement launches with free hugs and love2011-04-13T09:00:00Members pledge to create caring action groups at work, home and in the communityhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/movement-launches-with-free-hugs-and-loveAction for Happiness movement launches2011-04-13T08:00:00The world's first membership organisation dedicated to spreading happiness has been launchedhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/action-for-happiness-movement-launchesBritons becoming 'increasingly miserable'2011-04-12T16:00:00Campaign warns that Britons have become miserable because they are selfish, unfit, and antisocial.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/britons-becoming-increasingly-miserableGetting our priorities right2011-04-12T14:00:00Today sees the launch of Action for Happiness - a new mass movement for social changehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/getting-our-priorities-rightNew mass movement for a happier society launches with rallying call to action2011-04-12T09:00:00Action for Happiness, a new mass movement to create a happier society, launches today (12 Apr 2011)http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/new-mass-movement-for-a-happier-society-launchesIs a happier society possible?2011-04-11T11:00:00Joseph Rowntree Foundation/University of York Annual Lecture 2011 by Lord Richard Layardhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/is-a-happier-society-possibleHappy now?2011-04-09T09:00:00We want our children to discover that contributing to a common good is ultimately more satisfyinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happy-nowThe pursuit of happiness2011-04-06T09:00:00When it comes to promoting wellbeing and mental health, a holistic approach can be more beneficialhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-pursuit-of-happinessHappiness – and how to find it2011-04-03T10:00:00A new organisation called Action for Happiness wants to help change the world for the betterhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-–-and-how-to-find-itThe philosophy of happiness2011-04-03T07:00:00The idea that happiness matters is very British in its modern origins. http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-philosophy-of-happinessHappiness peaks in our eighties2011-03-28T10:00:00Scientists claim our happiest years do not arrive until our late seventies and eightieshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-peaks-in-our-eightiesRaise Happy Children2011-03-26T08:00:00Few parents grasp the meaning of happiness for their children or how they can help them find ithttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/raise-happy-childrenCuts directly impacting on children’s well-being2011-03-17T08:00:00The current economic situation is having a major impact on children's well-beinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/cuts-directly-impacting-on-children’s-well-beingSix Ways to Boost Your “Habits of Helping"2011-03-15T10:00:00Want to live a longer, healthier life? We explain how to reap the benefits of practising altruismhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/six-ways-to-boost-your-“habits-of-helpingMoving towards a happier society2011-03-14T10:00:00We can all take positive steps to increase our wellbeing, and Action for Happiness is here to helphttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/moving-towards-a-happier-societyNewsletter 7: Ten keys to Happier Living2011-03-04T12:00:00Ten Keys; Action for Happiness launch; Headspace tickets; Teaching Happiness; Two inspiring videoshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-7-ten-keys-to-happier-livingHappiness 'helps you live longer'2011-03-03T20:00:00Research found clear and compelling evidence that happiness leads to better health and longer lifehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-helps-you-live-longerONS happiness survey questions revealed2011-02-24T18:00:00The Office for National Statistics has published its proposed survey questions to measure happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/ons-happiness-survey-questions-revealedCan a gratitude journal improve your outlook on life?2011-02-22T13:00:00Faisal Sethi’s website 'Happyrambles' encourages us to write down things we’re grateful for each dayhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/can-a-gratitude-journal-improve-your-outlook-on-lifePositive emotions enhance mental health and life satisfaction2011-02-14T07:00:00Positive emotions help to build enduring personal resources, including social support and resiliencehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/positive-emotions-enhance-mental-health-and-life-satisfactionAction for Happiness partners with ICEP Europe2011-02-11T09:00:00ICEP Europe offers Action for Happiness members scholarships for online 'Teaching Happiness' coursehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/action-for-happiness-partners-with-icep-europeNewsletter 6: Launch event and 'Teaching Happiness'2011-02-10T10:00:00Launch event; 'Teaching Happiness' scholarship; Recent activities and events; News; Extreme Kindnesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-6-launch-event-and-teaching-happiness-(1)The science of happiness: happier people are healthier2011-02-02T09:00:00Science proves that smiling and cheerfulness are linked to heart protection and predict healthhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-science-of-happiness-happier-people-are-healthierHappiness: Do we have a choice?2011-01-28T10:00:00Objective choices make a difference to happiness over and above genetics and personalityhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/happiness-do-we-have-a-choiceNewsletter 5: BBC coverage and Headspace tickets2011-01-27T10:00:00BBC 'Happiness Challenge'; Headspace event tickets; Join the debate online; Coming soon... http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-5-bbc-coverage-and-headspace-ticketsMindfulness Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks2011-01-21T09:00:00An 8-week mindfulness meditation program leads to measurable positive changes in brain structurehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/mindfulness-changes-brain-structure-in-eight-weeksHappiness Challenge on BBC Breakfast 2011-01-11T00:00:00All this week (24-28 Jan) BBC Breakfast is running a series of features on the theme of happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/bbc-breakfast-feature-on-happinessThe Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’ Marriage2010-12-31T08:00:00In modern relationships, people are looking for a partnership that makes their life more interestinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-happy-marriage-is-the-‘me’-marriageNewsletter 4: Christmas update2010-12-23T11:00:00Website design; Member survey results; Meet Up group; School of Life; News; Two inspiring videoshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-4-christmas-update5 Ways Giving Is Good for You2010-12-13T13:00:00New studies attest to the benefits of giving - not just for the recipients but for the givers too http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/5-ways-giving-is-good-for-youMoney really doesn't buy happiness - in the long term at least2010-12-13T10:00:00A sample of 37 nations found that increasing happiness does not go in hand with increasing wealthhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/money-really-doesnt-buy-happiness-in-the-long-term-at-leastGive the Gift of Happiness2010-12-03T11:00:00Once our basic needs are met, experiences actually make us happier than any "thing" money can buyhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/give-the-gift-of-happinessWhy happiness is elusive2010-12-02T07:00:00Happiness is the precursor to success and fulfilment, not the other way aroundhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/why-happiness-is-elusiveNewsletter 3: Movement for Happiness is changing2010-12-01T11:00:00Action for Happiness! Follow on Facebook and Twitter; How you can support us; Happiness in the newshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-3-movement-for-happiness-is-changing-(1)Giving and Your Community Wellbeing2010-11-30T13:00:00People with thriving wellbeing are often moved by the impact they have had on othershttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/giving-and-your-community-wellbeingGratitude: The Secret to Happiness2010-11-30T11:00:00Daily gratitude practice can lead to increased concentration, enthusiasm, optimism and satisfactionhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/gratitude-the-secret-to-happinessWant Happiness? Invest in Relationships, Not Just Markets2010-11-28T10:00:00We’ve all heard that money can’t buy love. Now comes the news that it can't even buy you happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/want-happiness-invest-in-relationships,-not-just-marketsAn index of happiness is at least a worthwhile endeavour2010-11-26T10:00:00Cameron has asked the Office for National Statistics to come up with a way to measure our wellbeinghttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/an-index-of-happiness-is-at-least-a-worthwhile-endeavourLord Layard speech at Wellbeing Conference, HM Treasury2010-11-25T11:00:00Speech by Lord Layard at the HM Treasury conference to mark launch of the ONS wellbeing consultationhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/lord-layard-speech-at-wellbeing-conference,-hm-treasuryFor better or worse, happiness is hitched to your spouse2010-11-25T09:00:00Study of married couples finds contentment waxes and wanes with your partner'shttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/for-better-or-worse,-happiness-is-hitched-to-your-spousePrioritising the things that really matter2010-11-24T12:00:00Let’s stop aiming for lives filled with riches and focus instead on helping people lead richer liveshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/prioritising-the-things-that-really-matterThank You. No, Thank You2010-11-23T08:00:00Grateful People Are Happier, Healthier Long After the Leftovers Are Gobbled Uphttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/thank-you-no,-thank-youNewsletter 2: Latest news from the Movement2010-11-17T11:00:00We want your views! Our latest thinking; Recent highlights; Happiness in the news; Thank youhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-2-latest-news-from-the-movementWant Happiness? Practice Kindness2010-11-09T09:00:00Can we be truly, lastingly happy if we are not also kind, generous and compassionate?http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/want-happiness-practice-kindnessNewsletter 1: Thanks for all your support2010-10-27T11:00:00A great response; Our new director; So what's next? Get involvedhttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/newsletter-1-thanks-for-all-your-supportBritons say key to happiness is helping others2010-10-10T09:00:00More than half of Britons believe helping others is important to achieving happinesshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/britons-say-key-to-happiness-is-helping-othersDon't Worry: Happiness Levels Not Set in Stone2010-10-05T09:00:00A new study finds that people's happiness levels can change substantially over their lifetimeshttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/dont-worry-happiness-levels-not-set-in-stoneWellington College extends 'happiness lessons' to parents2010-09-20T12:00:00Wellington College is extending its wellbeing, resilience and happiness classes to parents toohttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/wellington-college-extends-happiness-lessons-to-parentsThe secret of happiness: Family, friends and your environment2010-08-15T08:00:00How do you find contentment in an acquisitive society? By changing the things you spend money on.http://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-secret-of-happinessThe business case for happiness at work2010-07-28T08:00:00Why happiness at work is a business imperative for everyonehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/the-business-case-for-happiness-at-workWhy Happiness Matters2010-03-28T11:00:00Our founders explain why happiness matters and why we need a new movement for positive social changehttp://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/why-happiness-matters