Paul Dolan

Would you choose to be happy?

This might initially sound like a silly question. I mean, who would choose not to be happy? Well, no one, if it was an easy choice between happiness and misery. But what if it was a harder choice between happiness and wealth? Or happiness and health? What then? The study reported in this blog post sought to find out.

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    The 2012 Olympics made Londoners happy, but was it worth it?

The 2012 Olympics made Londoners happy, but was it worth it?

The 2012 Olympic Games caused a marked increase in happiness among Londoners, according to our research, which shows for the first time that there are significant intangible effects to hosting the event.

As the 28th summer Games open in Rio de Janeiro this week, the $4.1 billion bill will be relatively modest compared to the $15 billion spent in London. However, […]