Sub-Saharan Africa led the way, with 24 of 35 countries surveyed reaching a 10-year happiness lows in 2017, often due to civic unrest crippling health care systems and causing people to go hungry. read more
Students listen to their teacher during first period -- happiness class -- at Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in south Delhi’s Chirag Enclave. The walls have several colourful posters made by the students, including one that lists ‘12 ways to happiness.’ The teacher and the children, with yellow smiley badges pinned to their ties, look fresh, cheerful and jovial — the perfect atmosphere for a class, which has no grades, no textbooks, no homework.
Individuals with higher levels of peace of mind are better able to regulate their emotions, not only in the waking state but also during dreaming, which helps them sleep better and see happier dreams. read more