In pursuit of happiness

The National is 8 years old on April 17, 2016. To mark the happy occasion, we explore the concept of happiness. newslide 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 […]

The National is 8 years old on April 17, 2016. To mark the happy occasion, we explore the concept of happiness.

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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.

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OPINION

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.

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BUSINESS

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?

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SPORT

Win column: Happiness through winning is easy, but conquering a challenge can bring as much joy.

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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

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