A veterinarian of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality checks stray dogs as workers feed them at Sariyer, northern Istanbul. Officials in the city are increasing efforts to ensure the good health of the street animals, and thereby of the residents who come into contact with them.
Specifically, the findings indicate that eating just one extra portion of fruits and vegetables a day could have an equivalent effect on mental well-being as around 8 extra days of walking a month (for at least 10 minutes at a time). read more
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