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  • UN Happiness Survey: If Finland Is The 'Happiest Country In The World,' Why Is Everyone Coming Here?

    03/19/2018 9:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/19/2018
    Rankings: A new report claims that Finland is the happiest out of 156 countries around the world. What the report really shows, however, is the futility of these types of international comparisons.XThe annual ranking, put out by the U.N.-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is based on the findings of the Gallup World Poll, which conducts national surveys in more than 160 countries.The other of the top five "happiest countries" on this year's list are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland. The U.S. came in 18th place, down from 14th last year.The findings generated widespread coverage, and to some on the left,...
  • How to Deceive with Statistics: Distortions Due to Diminutive Denominators (THE HAPPY INDEX)

    01/11/2018 8:13:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2018 | Thomas P. Sheahen
    We all learned in elementary school that "you can't divide by zero." But what happens when you divide by a number very close to zero, a small fraction? The quotient shoots way up to a very large value. Pick any number. If you divide 27 by 1, you get 27. If you divide 27 by 0.1, you get 270. Divide 27 by 0.001, and you get 27,000. And so on. Any such division exercise blows up to a huge result as the denominator gets closer and closer to zero.  There are several indices being cited these days that get people's attention because of the big numbers...
  • Beer makes you happy: German scientists link beer to brains happiness receptors

    01/04/2018 6:10:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | December 30, 2017 | Randy Wyrick
    Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Science has proved him correct still. A team of German scientists examined more than 13,000 molecular food compounds, looking for substances that may activate dopamine receptors in the same way that actual dopamine does. In other words, food that makes you happy. They found one in beer, a drink so noble that it is thought that beer was the nectar of the gods sipped by the Greek god Zeus from his goblet. "Drink. Be merry," commanded Zeus, or at least that's what...
  • The man who finds treasure, and the secret of happiness, in the trash

    11/05/2017 10:46:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | October 28, 2017 | Derrick A Paulo and Ruth Smalley
    He forages in rubbish to put half-eaten food and still-usable items to good use. In the process, Daniel Tay has found a happier way to live - and is inspiring others to do likewise. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) SINGAPORE: He spots an open cake amid the used cans, old clothes and other rubbish. There are three rules when it comes to eating food from a dump, explains Mr Daniel Tay, 38, as he puts them into action. First, he examines the cake for mould, then sniffs it and finally licks it. This time, however, he does not take a nibble as he usually...
  • Gallups World Happiness Poll finds Americans arent very

    03/23/2017 9:21:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    Remember last June how shocked almost everyone was when Britons voted to leave the European Union?By the usual measurements of economic growth (2%), unemployment (down to 4.9%) and standard poll questions on intent, professionals and many others were pretty certain the United Kingdom would decide to remain in the EU that it fought so long and hard to enter.Oops.Turns out, if media had measured “Happiness,” they’d have recognized the historic looming Brexit upheaval. Same for anticipating the Arab Spring.In the 24 months preceding last June’s vote, Gallup found the number of British people who rated themselves happy, thriving, satisfied...
  • 45 Ways To Be Happier Instantly

    03/23/2017 1:52:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Just Good News ^ | 03/20/2017 | Lindsay Holmes
    Got joy? Sometimes it can feel hard to keep up a happy state of mind. The emotion, like all the others, isn’t always permanent. But there are ways to keep it up or boost it when you need it ― and luckily, they’re simpler than you think. In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we’ve culled expert tips, research and just a few feel-good suggestions of ways to boost your mood. Take a look below: 1. Log some time with your furry friends. Love GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a...
  • Classical architecture makes us happy. So why not build more of it?

    03/21/2017 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 67 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 15 March 2017 | Ed West
    The key to a happy life, its been discovered, is living near to Georgian architecture and a Waitrose. Bath, York, Chichester, Stamford, Skipton, Harrogate, Oxford and Cambridge are among the towns listed in the Sunday Times 20 nicest places to live in Britain survey. Almost all these areas have one thing in common: they all feature a great deal of Georgian housing. And theyre all mostly unaffordable. There is a fair amount of research suggesting that traditional architecture, such as Georgian and Victorian terraces and mansion blocks, contributes to our wellbeing. Beauty makes people happy. ADVERTISEMENT This can...
  • Psalm 1 and 2 ...pt 1

    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the...
  • The Lies of the Devil and the Empty Promises of the World

    09/23/2016 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-22-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Lies of the Devil and the Empty Promises of the World Msgr. Charles Pope • September 22, 2016 • One of the great illusions under which we labor is that if we only get just one more thing from this world, then we will be happy. Perhaps we think that if we just had a little more money, or a better job, or the latest iPhone, or if we were married to so-and-so, or if we lived in a better neighborhood, then we would be satisfied and content at last. But “at last” never seems to come even...
  • Without Life There Can Be No Liberty or Happiness

    09/15/2016 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    In America today the most dangerous place for a child is in the womb The document that gave birth to the United States also declared that life is the first of all rights, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. In America today a culture of death has overtaken us. A spirit that causes otherwise intelligent and rational people to believe in and support irrational things. With those who are aware of...
  • Conservative Values Lead to Happiness

    09/06/2016 8:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2016 | Noel S. Williams
    Conservative values are more conducive to lasting happiness; liberal values tend to engender fleeting pleasure. Liberals pursue happiness, but for conservatives it naturally ensues. Ever wonder why so many liberal Democrats are seething in discontent? It’s because they are takers, not givers. Mounting research indicates that generosity, rather than selfishness, is more likely to produce lasting happiness, an elusive emotion for liberals who languish on the wrong side of the generosity gap. Supported by analysis of IRS tax data, there’s plenty of evidence that states who voted for John McCain gave far more of their discretionary income to charity than...
  • JaCoby Jones' mom was ecstatic about her son's first MLB hit

    08/31/2016 9:29:24 AM PDT · by raybbr · 13 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 8/31/2016
    Tuesday night was a big night for 24-year-old minor league third baseman JaCoby Jones. Well, I should call him a former minor league third baseman. Because on Tuesday night he made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers, and he had a great game. He did what every minor leaguer hopes to do in their first big league game: he got his very first MLB hit. And thats not all he got his first RBI as well. Not just one, but two! It was the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Tigers were tied 3-3 with the...
  • A Dog's Purpose

    08/29/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    Y'uu T'uube ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Movieclips Trailers
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid A Dog's Purpose Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Dennis Quaid Movie
  • Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

    03/22/2016 5:46:12 AM PDT · by Reeses · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 18, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    ... Kanazawa and Li theorize that the hunter-gatherer lifestyles of our ancient ancestors form the foundation for what make us happy now. "Situations and circumstances that would have increased our ancestors life satisfaction in the ancestral environment may still increase our life satisfaction today," they write. They use what they call "the savanna theory of happiness" to explain two main findings from an analysis of a large national survey (15,000 respondents) of adults aged 18 to 28. First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. "The higher...
  • The UAE created a minister of happiness, but what does that even mean?

    02/10/2016 2:17:45 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-10-2016 | Adam Taylor
    Can a government regulate happiness? That's the question being asked now by many in the United Arab Emirates, after the government announced that it would be creating a "minister of state for happiness" on Monday -- a move that is part of a broader shake-up of the Gulf states' leadership that also saw the creation of a minister of state for tolerance and a number of young politicians appointed. On Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, said that the happiness minister position would "align and drive government policy to create social good and satisfaction." Judging from...
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • The Happiness Narrative

    10/25/2015 9:54:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    Cloud Video ^ | ??? | Jennifer Aaker
    What makes us happy?
  • Life's little things that make you happy.

    10/16/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 47 replies
    Self | 10/16/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Thought this would be a nice thread for the weekend. Wanted to share a couple of things I am grateful for and also what puts a smile on my face. Please share your thoughts.
  • Why Is Hillary Clinton So Unhappy?

    10/15/2015 6:48:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Why is Hillary Clinton so unhappy? According to her, when she and her husband left the White House, they were dead broke. Yet they left with a truckload of valuable furniture, dinnerware and flatware that was the property of the federal government, for which they were never prosecuted. They also left with contracts for lectures and speeches worth between $20 million and $30 million in the ensuing years. And they have done quite well financially. According to The Washington Post, between the time Bill Clinton left office in 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of...
  • God Wants Me to Be Happy A Reflection on a Deeply Flawed Moral Stance

    10/07/2015 7:26:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-06-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “God Wants Me to Be Happy” – A Reflection on a Deeply Flawed Moral Stance Msgr. Charles Pope • October 6, 2015 • One of the questionable, and unfortunately common, forms of moral reasoning today is the rather narcissistic notion that God wants each of us to be happy. Sometimes it is put in the form of a rhetorical question: God wants me to be happy, doesn’t He?And this sort of reasoning (if you want to call it that) is used to justify just about anything. Thus, in pondering divorce, a spouse might point to his or her misery and...