January 31, 2011, 5am PST
The mayor of the small town of Lancaster, California, has proposed broadcasting recordings of bird noises along one of the city's main streets to "make people happier".
October 29, 2010, 11am PDT
PlaceMaker Hazel Borys explores what might be the most important metric of sustainable places.
February 17, 2010, 8am PST
Richard Florida wades through the newly released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which looks at emotional and physical health in 52 of America's biggest metropolitan areas.
The Atlantic
February 9, 2010, 7am PST
A new study ranks the U.S. states by residents' happiness. From Louisiana (#1) to New York (#51), the happiest people tend to live in sunny, outdoorsy states with strong quality of life measures.
USA Today
December 18, 2009, 2pm PST
A new survey reveals that people feel external factors like weather and stable jobs have more of an effect on their happiness than more personal factors like religion and family.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
The New Economics Foundation's "Happy Planet Index" shows that Costa Ricans use fewer resources and lead happier lives than the rest of the world.
Guardian (UK)
May 28, 2009, 7am PDT
<em>Building Happiness,</em> a new collection of writings on architecture, concludes that the connect between beauty and happiness is unfounded.
Metropolis Magazine
August 25, 2008, 2pm PDT
This article from <em>Vancouver Magazine</em> looks at a recent study naming the livable and oft-envied city home to some of the least happy Canadians and asks why a great city has unhappy people.
Vancouver Magazine