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Top 10 Headlines Today: Atoms on Film, Mysterious Ancient Spheres…

The top 10 stories on our radar today: Atoms star in the world’s smallest movie, archaeologists find mysterious orbs in an ancient Mexican temple, and…

Can a Computer Measure Your Happiness?

A new study tells you how happy your state is. But is it something a computer can really measure?

Is Facebook Better Than Sex? Opinions Differ.

It’s a battle of the surveys, as one finds that Facebook and email are more irresistible than sex, while another asserts that sex offers far more happiness and pleasure than online pursuits.

Why Tearjerkers Cheer Us up

As strange as it sounds, there may be nothing so good as a sad movie to lift your spirits.

Hawaii Named Happiest State in New Poll

Life getting you down? Maybe it’s time to go to Hawaii. According to the results of a recent poll by Gallup, Hawaii’s residents are the happiest people in the United States.

Measuring Happiness Tweet by Tweet

Researchers at the University of Vermont are measuring the happiness of society by looking at the language used on Twitter. The verdict? Overall happiness–at least among Twitter users–has declined over the last three years.

Happiness: The Key to Longevity?

If you’re happy and you know it, you may just live longer than the sad sack sitting next to you. Researchers have found that happier people are 35% less likely to die over the next five years than their less joyful counterparts.

Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth

Best-selling National Geographic author and speaker Dan Buettner shares the factors that boost quality of life in four of the happiest places on Earth. Photo of Dan Buettner courtesy Blue Zones By Ford Cochran For much of the last decade, Dan Buettner has traveled to the places where people live longest and where they claim…

The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

University of British Columbia psychologist and 2010 PopTech conference speaker Elizabeth Dunn made cash “rain from trees” to examine the relationship between money and happiness. Turns out that, for most of us, giving money away makes us happier than spending it on ourselves, and experiences–not possessions–bring lasting joy. By Ford Cochran National Geographic traveled to…