Previous studies have shown that individuals who are happier and more satisfied with their lives tend to have better physical health and live longer than those who have lower mental well being. read more
Researchers from the University at Buffalo found that the benefits of breastfeeding, reported in the vast majority of prior research, could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition. 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.
To dissociate economics from other attributes that influence how an individual, society and country evolve, see it in isolation as the only benchmark of growth and well-being, is cynical and myopic and a harbinger of problems. read more
Buddhist monks from Thailand offer prayers on the 83rd birthday of 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, at Bodh Gaya on Friday. Born on July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet, the Dalai Lama was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.
Technoference -- the term they used to define everyday interruptions in face-to-face interactions because of technology devices -- may lead children to show more frustration, hyperactivity, whining, sulking or tantrums. read more
Addressing a gathering during inauguration ceremony of Gurdwara Thara Sahib built near the Akal Takht at the Golden Temple complex, the jathedar appreciated the role of the Taksal in working for the welfare of the ‘Khalsa Panth’. read more