The National is 8 years old on April 17, 2016. To mark the happy occasion, we explore the concept of happiness.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Emoji: The origins and significance of the ubiquitous Smiley face.
Personalities: UAE cultural personalities talk about their “happy places”.
Food: Chefs from around the UAE dish about their favourite comfort foods.
Music: A playlist of songs to make you smile.
Books: The latest self-help titles on finding bliss.
Faith: Rym Ghazal considers the true path to happiness in the UAE and throughout the region.
Philosophy:Happiness as an ideal has occupied an important place in philosophy, writes Joseph Dana.
Governance: The United States linked happiness to governance when it was founded in 1776. Americans are still trying to figure out what one of its founders meant.
The right attitude:Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan Al Nahyan looks at the component parts that point toward happiness.
Magic number:Is there a salary you are aspiring to earn? And if you reach it, will it make you feel happier?
Workplace: Subtract the negatives to achieve a positive workplace, counsels an investor and entrepreneur.
Advertising: There is a long history of Arab advertising using happiness to sell.
Comment: Do happiness and money go hand in hand?
Win column: Happiness through winning is easy, but conquering a challenge can bring as much joy.
IN THE NEWS
Happiness index: More countries are taking their cue from Bhutan, and realising the value of measuring happiness in conjunction with economic growth.
Animal rescue: Nothing makes a passionate animal activist happier than finding a caring home for a four-legged friend in need.
Science: Over the past decade, everything from lab experiments to genetic analysis are being used to understand the causes of human happiness.
Source: uae news