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Geo-literacy matters

Geo-literacy matters

Ebola case in US shows we need to better understand of world.

October 08, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Taking Happiness Seriously: Should Tucson Measure its “Subjective Well-being?”

Taking Happiness Seriously: Should Tucson Measure its “Subjective Well-being?”

Communities around the country and world are asking, “Are we a happy place to live?” One of the best examples is Seattle which launched the Happiness Initiative, a national project designed to transform communities by using measures of civic success and well-being in place of traditional eco…

October 08, 2013 9:18 am Related Loading…
Happiness blog: Bundles of Joy?

Happiness blog: Bundles of Joy?

What is one thing that made you happy today? It could be any number of things — that first cup of coffee, a clean kitchen, or pictures of baby zoo animals.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Happiness blog: Experiences or Stuff? What makes you Happier?

In the article, “If money doesn't make you happy, then you probably aren't spending it right,” researchers argue that people should buy fewer material things (stuff) and more experiences, such as vacations with family, a nice meal at a restaurant, a concert, or dance lessons.

October 04, 2013 3:04 pmLoading…
Happiness blog: A New American Dream — Happiness and (not) Homeownership?

Happiness blog: A New American Dream — Happiness and (not) Homeownership?

Last week, the Washington Post ran a story on the fading American Dream. In it, a 28-year-old hair dresser said, “The American Dream is to have your own house with a white picket fence, a dog running around the back yard and a happy family.” Yes, buying a home used to represent an important …

October 03, 2013 2:44 pmLoading…
Happiness Blog: When does money make you happy?

Happiness Blog: When does money make you happy?

It is better to give than to receive. A recent study found that people are happier when they use their money to benefit others rather than themselves (e.g., presents for friends, charitable giving).

September 27, 2013 4:00 pm Video Related Loading…
Happiness Blog: Can money buy you happiness in Tucson?

Happiness Blog: Can money buy you happiness in Tucson?

Thanks to all of you who have responded to our question, "What about Tucson makes you happy?"  We love seeing the results in the Arizona Daily Star’s happiness word grid…everything from good restaurants to the smell of desert rain.  Most responses are either free (the weather, mountains, fri…

September 25, 2013 1:37 pm Related Loading…

Happiness blog: Can Money Buy Happiness?

How do we know if a community is happy and thriving? Most often we look to economic data – median household income, percent home ownership, employment and poverty rates – to gauge a community’s health and happiness.  

September 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Happiness Blog: 'Subjective well-being' is on everyone's minds; let us show you how and why

Sitting at the computer preparing to write the first of many blogs on "happiness" is a daunting task. Despite the fact that happiness has always been something that people are interested in, the amount of public information on the subject has exploded in the past decade.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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