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How do careers affect marital happiness?

A new study finds that if a woman has a heavier career workload, she could have a happier marriage. The opposite is true, if a man's workload is heavy.

Tags: marriage , work hours , work stress , families , housework ,

Sunday - 06/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT

Good looks add up to happiness, earnings

Economists concluded "personal beauty makes people happier."

Tags: beauty , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 10:43am EDT

Happy? If you live around here, probably

Forget about traffic, long hours and high gas prices. Tell WTOP why you love to live here.

Tags: happy , Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 08:24am EDT

Post-WikiLeaks, agencies to measure feds' happiness

NBC's Michael Isikoff details the OMB memo telling agencies to observe behavioral changes in employees.

Tags: Michael Isikoff , NBC , WikiLeaks , Cybersecurity Update , technology , psychology , OMB , Dorobek Insider , Jacob Lew

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:32pm EST
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Comfort food and sex: the keys to lasting happiness

Whether it's eating good food or having sex, pleasure changes the way brain hormones work for at least seven days, University of Cincinnati researchers have found.

Tags: Kristi King , sex , pleasure , comfort food , University of Chicago , University of Cincinnati , marriage

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 11:25am EST

Looking for happiness? Try meaningful conversation

Chit-chat about the weather has its function in society, but "substantive talks" make people happy, new research finds.

Tags: James Maddux , George Mason University , conversation , Matthias Mehl

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 10:12am EST

Leonsis: Look beyond money for happiness

"There are a lot of things that we share as people that drive happiness, and to be blunt, money isn't one of them. Money can be an enabler, it is really not at the core of what makes people self-actualized and happy," says Leonsis in an interview with WTOP.

Tags: Ted Leonsis , Capitals , Business of Happiness , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 11:01am EST

Anticipation of vacation makes you happiest

The anticipation of "getting away from it all" can boost happiness for up to eight weeks.

Tags: vacation , getaways , holiday ,

Monday - 02/22/2010, 10:58am EST

Want a happier marriage? Think in terms of 'we'

Couples who used "we," "our" and "us" in their conversations do a better job of resolving the inevitable conflicts of marriage.

Tags: marriage , couples , University of California Berkeley , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 02/01/2010, 08:09am EST