In the News
- Happiness: When smiling becomes policy (The Guardian 13.04.2011)
More and more politicians are adopting the infant discipline of happiness economics – but they may face painful questions
- Britons becoming ‘increasingly miserable’, warns Action for Happiness campaign (The Telegraph 13.04.2011)
A study of the nation’s happiness has identified 10 steps to achieve a life of contentment, warning that Britons have become miserable because they are selfish, unfit, and antisocial.
- Heaven knows we’re miserable now – UK lags in happiness stakes (The Financial Times 13.04.2011)
David Cameron has set great store on the nation’s wellbeing – but a survey shows he has a lot of work to do
- Heaven knows we’re miserable now – UK lags in happiness stakes (The Independent 13.04.2011)
People in Britain have a less positive outlook than those in the United States, according to the first study of wellbeing in the UK.
- Happiness is not about ticking boxes (The Guardian 13.04.2011)
When you quantify happiness, you make it prescriptive, suggesting there is a right and wrong way of being happy
- My advice for the happiness lobby? Start with drugs (The Guardian 13.04.2011)
It’s a quest that has taxed the likes of Billy Graham and the Dalai Lama. The answer’s in local politics and narcotics legislation
- The 10 secrets to a happy life (The Telegraph 13.04.2011)
Action for Happiness, a mass movement to improve people’s wellbeing, claims there are 10 key steps to achieving contentment in life.
- Action for Happiness: it’s time the right looks beyond its prejudices and understands what this agenda is about (The Telegraph 13.04.2011)
Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College, explains why he helped found Action for Happiness, a campaign to boost the world’s well-being.
- Action for Happiness movement launches with free hugs and love (The Guardian 13.04.2011)
Members pledge to replace self-obsessed materialism with caring action groups at work, home and in the community
- Action for Happiness movement launches (BBC 12.04.2011) The world’s first membership organisation dedicated to spreading happiness is being officially launched.
- Let the happiness in (The Guardian 12.04.2011) We can all be happier and foster a more caring culture if we make a few positive changes in our lives, according to the Action for Happiness movement
- The cheerful route to mass happiness (The Financial Times 12.04.2011)
It is a happy thought to be able to write: “On Tuesday, I will be launching a mass movement called Action for Happiness,” as the esteemed economist Lord Layard did in the Weekend FT.
- Int’l activists: Relationships, mindset key to happiness (Jerusalem Post 12.04.2011)
If you want to be happy, think positive and take a break from your mobile phone — that’s the advice from a new global movement for happiness whose members include the Dalai Lama.
- C’mon, get happy: Economists, politicians back ‘mass movement for a happier society’ (Associated Press 12.04.2011)
A new organization is dedicated to the principle that money can’t buy happiness — but individual acts of kindness can.
- Movement for happiness launches in Britain (The Seattle Times 12.04.2011)
A new organization is dedicated to the principle that money can’t buy happiness – but individual acts of kindness can.
- Happy evangelists take on the cynics (BBC 12.04.2011)
“I promise to try and produce more happiness in the world and less misery.” As a statement of intent, the above pledge, made by those joining the new movement Action for Happiness launched today, seems uncontroversial
The Action for Happiness website is currently unavailable. We will post the link here when it is back up.