happiness

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on time travel mausoleums, teenage Nazi girls, unidentified car crash victims and more.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on mysterious laws, evil dummies, kids causing trainwrecks and much more.

Do objects or experiences make us happier?

Since Sartre classified things that make us happy into the categories of having and doing, science took up the investigation into materialism and experientialism. The results have been in for a while: experiences win by a wide margin, but why exactly?

Read This Post on Laughing Rats or Mail Me a Dollar, One of the Two

Here at HowStuffWorks.com we're putting together a bunch of articles on happiness, which makes me all yellow smiley face. It looks like I'm jaundiced here I'm so happy. I'm writing a some of the articles in the happiness suite and there's this weird thing that keeps popping up, laughing rats. Not just in congruous articles either -- laughing rats were coming at me from all angles! Run for your life, yellow boy! Run!