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

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

I Tried to Find the Meaning of Happiness on Chatroulette

In my quest to understand one of life's biggest mysteries, I saw tons of dicks, got virtual sex requests and heard some pretty philosophical stuff from the 80 people still on Chatroulette.
Ebony-Renee Baker
Blue Monday

I Tried to Eat Myself Happy for Blue Monday

On the most depressing day of the year, could celery, banana skin tea, and a Happy Meal cheer me up?
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
mental health

People Tell Us What They Do to Help Their Mental Health

We all have ways of dealing when it falls apart.
Ebony-Renee Baker
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
Deep Ass Questions

We Asked Teenage Lil Yachty Fans About the True Meaning of Happiness

The teenagers of Rolling Loud in Miami talk about teenage emotions, 'Teenage Emotions,' and the route to fulfillment.
Ryan Pfeffer

I Tried to Become the Perfect Version of Myself

Everyone imagines they could be healthier, sexier, and happier. But could they, really?
Sam Nichols
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hero Dog Escapes Animal Hospital After Discovering How Doors Work

General, a Great Pyrenees, managed to open three real, human-sized doors and sneak his way to freedom.
Drew Schwartz

Are Conservatives Really Happier Than Liberals?

For years, researchers have believed there to be a "happiness gap" between contented conservatives and low-spirited liberals. But how can the right stay happy in the climate of fear and resentment they created?
Eleanor Morgan

Five Things You Can Do to Be Happy RIGHT NOW

On this, International Day of Happiness!
Joel Golby
so sad today

Fuck Music, Let’s Talk About Feelings: FYF Fest

So Sad Today went to this year's festival to talk to musicians whose work is "sad," "dark," "nostalgic," or "melancholic" about what happiness is, what it means to them, and how to get it.
So Sad Today