A recipe for happiness

Want to be happier? Recent studies show that science can help.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 18, 2007

It feels good to be happy. Laughing is fun. And most people like to have a good time.

 

"If you ask people what they want for their children, most say, 'I want them to be happy,'" says psychologist and happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky of the University of California, Riverside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above all else, most people say that they want their kids to be happy.

 

Above all else, most people say that they want their kids to be happy.

 

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Not that long ago, however, joy wasn't considered serious enough for psychologists to study. These scientists tr...

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