By Lauren MaplesJun 23, 2016
American culture is obsessed with celebrity, money and excess at the expense of ourselves and those around us. What if we defined success in terms of Gross National Happiness? Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 18, 2015
If the thought of hidden cameras in the office and employee activity-monitoring software weren't dystopian enough, digital Big Brother is now expanding into the world of workplace biosurveillance. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 13, 2014
"Commuters are more likely to be anxious, dissatisfied and have the sense that their daily activities lack meaning than those who don’t have to travel to work even if they are paid more," says a Guardian report on a study of commuting and personal well-being. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 13, 2014
Due to the inconspicuous nature of e-books, "Mein Kampf" seems to be in everyone's hands these days; scientists have created an algorithm that can predict whether a book will be a best-seller; working in the arts can lead to high levels of happiness. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 26, 2013
An author claims countries with effective social programs and labor unions harbor content citizens; Pope Francis excommunicates a Catholic priest for favoring gay rights; and can you count how many lies Obama told in his U.N. speech? These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 10, 2013
Despite the economic crisis, people's contentment is increasing in more countries than where it's falling. The United Nations' 2013 World Happiness Report provides evidence that the past five years have seen a marked improvement in international well-being, but not all nations are as merry as others. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigMay 19, 2013
One of the social control mechanisms deployed in a plutocracy to keep people quiet while their pockets are being picked is the lottery. It is a scam. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigSep 23, 2012
Author and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman locates the root of American anxiety in “the great national happiness rat race,” a phenomenon that is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in the contrast between British and American culture. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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