happiness

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Instagram Has Changed How Gen Z Think About Happiness

Dopamine, the happiness hormone, is big business for silicone valley. But the highs sold to us on social media are empty and fleeting, which only make us seek more attention on the apps we hate.
Sophie McKay
8.17.19
relationships

Why New Research Says It’s OK to Stay Single (and Die Alone)

Sociologist Elyakim Kislev argues that we should embrace being single.
Tiffy Thompson
6.24.19
mind

How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness

Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
Jamie Friedlander
5.8.19
mental health

You Won't Find Happiness Without Deep, Dark Sadness

Don't believe anyone who says the secret is eight hugs a day.
Eric Spitznagel
3.5.19
Opinion

What's Your Side-Hustle Really Costing You?

9 to 5 isn’t enough anymore: it’s 9 to 5 to midnight now. Anything less, and we start to feel an insidious sense of guilt.
Emily Reynolds
2.6.19
Sex

Having Sex Makes You Think Life Is More Meaningful

“Meaning in life often arises when an individual feels their basic need for belonging is met with someone.”
Christian Jarrett
7.25.18
happiness

Trying Too Hard to be Happy Can Make You Feel Like Crap

It's like sleep—the more you strive for it, the more elusive it can become.
Markham Heid
11.19.17
mental health

Your Tweets Could Say a Lot About How Early You'll Die

Only one in five tweets express happiness, a new study found.
Denny Watkins
9.26.17
How to Measure Happiness

A Note to All the Single Ladies, Be Happy He Never Put a Ring on It

A recent government survey found that single people are happier than their married peers. So can everyone get off my back with this whole "when's your wedding," thing?
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
8.23.17
mental health

I Have a Pathological Fear of Being Happy

This is a thing.
Elizabeth Brico
8.7.17
happiness

Buying Time Is Better Than Buying Things

Consider this your excuse to order delivery tonight.
Caroline Beaton
7.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Open Relationships Are Less Sexually Satisfying Than Monogamy, Study Finds

Around 82 percent of people in monogamous relationships said they were satisfied with their sex lives, while only 71 percent of polyamorous people said the same.
VICE Staff
6.12.17
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