From the vault: The science of happiness

This week, Cosmos couldn’t be happier to bring you some vault favourites on the one thing we all want but which money can’t buy – happiness.

The world is becoming a happier place

The world is becoming a significantly happier place, a major study published in Perspectives of Psychological Science suggests. Read more

Happiness spreads in waves, study says

Happiness is infectious and can “ripple” through social groups such as family and friends; but colleagues are apparently immune to each other’s moods. Read more

Money makes you think you’re happy

Does money make you happy? It’s an age-old question, and two American researchers think they have the answer: it does… and it also doesn’t. Read more

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