Media

  • CNN. May 18, 2017. “Can psychology influence the way we recycle?” (Here)
  • The New York Times. February 19, 2017. “How big do you want your nest egg to be?” (Here)
  • The Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2016. “The psychology of buying and selling a house” (Here)
  • The Atlantic. April 18, 2016. “The three types of happiness” (Here)
  • Men’s Health. January 11, 2016. “The one purchase that will actually make you happier” (Here)
  • The Guardian. January 11, 2016. “Hobbies make us happier – so ignore the mockery and enjoy” (Here)
  • Business Standard. January 8, 2016. “Valuing your time, not money, will bring happiness” (Here)
  • PBS Newshour. January 7, 2016. “Money can buy happiness, especially when you invest it in others” (Here)
  • Today. January 7, 2016. “A resolution that can make you happier: Focus on free time over money” (Here)
  • CBS News. January 7, 2016. “Valuing time over money linked to happiness, study shows” (Here)
  • Daily Mail UK. December 30, 2015. “Why being generous could save your life: Donating money or buying gifts for others can lower blood pressure ‘as much as medication’” (Here)
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy. December 29, 2015. “Opinion: Giving may spur good health along with good feeling” (Here)
  • Huffington Post. December 16, 2015. “Lower blood pressure linked to spending money on others: UBC study” (Here)
  • Metro News. December 15, 2015. “Spending money on others lowers blood pressure: UBC study” (Here)
  • Global News. December 14, 2015. “Spending money on others may improve your cardiovascular wealth” (Here)
  • The Vancouver Sun. December 2, 2015. “Facebook founder ‘shares’ $45 billion of his wealth: British Columbians were also feeling charitable on Giving Tuesday” (Here)
  • Medical Daily. December 1, 2015. “The science of generosity: Giving back boosts physical health, relationships” (Here)
  • Wall Street Journal. November 30, 2015. “Five ways to give better gifts (backed by science)” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. November 15, 2015. “Refugee sponsorship program a chance to turn generosity into happiness” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. September 7, 2015. “Giving to charity makes us happy, but most miserable time is our 40’s: experts” (Here)
  • Tech Crunch. July 22, 2015. “It’s your fault email is broken” (Here)
  • CNN. July 17, 2015 “How to stay happy after the vacation is over” (Here)
  • The Guardian. July 14, 2015. “Get married or stay single? Live in the city or country? Dog or cat? Science has the answers” (Here)
  • The Washington Post. May 5, 2015. “Skip the McBurger and other simple ways to boost your mood” (Here)
  • Breakfast Television. April 27, 2015. “Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show” (Here)
  • The Washington Post. March 23, 2015. “Treat your spouse like a stranger and other surprising  research on how to be happy” (Here)
  • Time Magazine. January 28, 2015. “The only 3 things you need to know about money and happiness” (Here)
  • Lifehacker. January 26, 2015. “How to buy happiness: The purchases most likely to bring you joy” (Here)
  • New York Magazine. January 22, 2015. “Money makes you less sad, but not more happy” (Here)
  • The Economist. December 20, 2014. “Why is everyone so busy?” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. December 18, 2015. “ Bad santa: The psychology behind ghastly gifts” (Here)
  • The Guardian. December 5, 2014. “Sit back, relax and ignore your email inbox. Nobody expects you to read it all” (Here)
  • CBC News. December 5, 2014. “Stress linked to frequent email checking” (Here)
  • The New Republic. December, 5, 2014. “Stop checking your email so often. It’s stressing you out” (Here)
  • New York Magazine. December 4, 2014. “You’ll be less stressed if you check your email less frequently” (Here)
  • CNBC. December 2, 2014. “Cashless society: Will apple pay sabotage your spending budget?” (Here)
  • The Wall Street Journal. November 17, 2014. “Walk this way: Acting happy can make it so” (Here)
  • The Wall Street Journal. November 17, 2014. “Four reasons for why charity is good for you”
  • The Wall Street Journal. November 10, 2014. “Can money buy you happiness?” (Here)
  • Popular Mechanics. September 19, 2014. “What Hector and the Search for Happiness won’t tell you about joy” (Here)
  • Time Magazine. September 28, 2014. “14 ways to be a happier person” (Here)
  • Dallas News. August 23, 2014. “The five secrets to happy money” (Here)
  • New York Magazine. August 12, 2014. “How to buy happiness” (Here)
  • The Sydney Morning Herald. August 13, 2014. “Why you should talk to strangers on your commute” (Here)
  • New York Magazine. July 23, 2014. “Why new yorkers – and everyone else – should pursue small talk more” (Here)
  • Psychology Today. July 22, 2014. “Happiness is interacting with others” (Here)
  • USA Today. July 20, 2014. “How to be happy in retirement” (Here)
  • The Sydney Morning Herald. June 17, 2014. “How to be happy? Give away your money” (Here)
  • New Hampshire Public Radio. June 11, 2014. “Happy spending, tinkering kids, and the weird history of scarecrows” (Here)
  • The New York Times. May 26, 2014. “How to win the lottery (happily)”
  • The New York Times. May 7, 2014. “What a great trip! And I’m not even there yet”
  • Huffpost Live. May 2, 2014. “Can interacting with strangers make us happier?”
  • National Public Radio. April 04, 2014. “How to buy happiness.”
  • The Rotarian. March, 2014. “Culture: What price experience?”
  • The New York Times. March 29, 2014. “Why Fund-Raising is Fun.” (Here)
  • The New Republic. January 22, 2014. “Want a happier life? Act your age.” (Here)
  • Harvard Gazette. January 22, 2014. “Keys to a good life.” (Here)
  • Greater Good. January 2, 2014. “The top 10 insights from the ‘Science of a meaningful life’ in 2013.” (Here)
  • Daily Mail. January 2, 2014. “MUST READS: Out now in paperback.” (Here)
  • AARP Radio. December 31, 2013. “Second acts, happy money, a dog’s world, beyond the face of Alzheimer’s, and the Boomer Dudes.” (Here)
  • CNN. December 15, 2013. “Three myths about gift giving.” (Here)
  • Huffington Post. December 6, 2013. “New study says there’s an upside to experiencing hardship.” (Here)
  • The Wall Street Journal. December 3, 2013. “Don’t be a lousy gift-giver.” (Here)
  • Al Jazeera America. November 29, 2013. “Money advice: Don’t spend less, spend smarter.” (Here)
  • Huffington Post. November 5, 2013. “Life after kids: Putting children first actually makes parents happier.” (Here)
  • The Atlantic. November 5, 2013. “Study: Parents only as happy as their unhappiest child.” (Here)
  • Medical Daily. November 1, 2013. “Putting your child before yourself leads to better mental health: ‘Child-Centric’ parents are happier, more fulfilled.” (Here)
  • Bloomberg. October 22, 2013. “Smart money, dumb idea: Bad bets by financial pros.” (Here)
  • Digital Journal. October 22, 2013. “Experiential happiness may be more important than a raise.” (Here)
  • Washington Post. October 4, 2013. “Five ways money can buy you happiness.” (Here)
  • MSNBC. August 16, 2013. “Which will make you happier: Buying a new couch or going on a trip.” (Here)
  • CNN. August 8, 2013. “Parents, you don’t need to buy more stuff.” (Here)
  • CBC News. August 5, 2013. “Are we hard-wired to buy timmies for hundreds of strangers?” (Here)
  • New Republic. August 2, 2013. “What you can learn from the new science of smarter spending. yes, money can make you happy.” (Here)
  • Business Insider. July 26, 2013. “5 reasons you’re earning money and you’re still miserable.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. July 12, 2013. “Home ownership, the key to happiness?” (Here)
  • You Are Not So Smart. July 8, 2013. “Spending money.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. July 6, 2013. “In new books, paths to investing and spending.” (Here)
  • MSN Money. July 5, 2013. “6 ways money can buy happiness.” (Here)
  • Woman’s Way. July 1, 2013. “Cash in on happiness.” (Here)
  • Healthy Magazine. July, 2013. “Book club.” (Here)
  • Salon. June 27, 2013. “Can money buy happiness after all?” (Here)
  • Evening Gazette. June 25, 2013. “Cash in on happiness.” (Here)
  • Scientific American. June 25, 2013. “Using money to buy happiness.” (Here)
  • Fox Business. June 24, 2013. “How to spend money to buy happiness.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. June 23, 2013. “A one sentence book review.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. June 22, 2013. “Happier spending.” (Here)
  • The Economist. June 22, 2013. “Money and happiness: Buy buy buy.” (Here)
  • Daily Echo. June 22, 2013. “Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton.” (Here)
  • The Gazette. June 22, 2013. “Books and games.” (Here)
  • News and Star. June 22, 2013. “What money can’t buy.” (Here)
  • Irish Daily Star. June 21, 2013. “Coping with less cash.” (Here)
  • PBS. June 6, 2013. “Money can buy happiness – if you spend it right.” (Here)
  • Marie Claire. June 5, 2013. “A good read.” (Here)
  • Private Edition. June 5, 2013. “How to be really rich.” (Here)
  • Redbook. June, 2013. “Live happier on the money you have.” (Here)
  • Daily Mail. May 30, 2013. “It’s not what you spend, it’s the way that you spend it.” (Here)
  • Radio Boston. May 29, 2013. “Think money can’t buy happiness? Try spending it right.” (Here)
  • Parade Magazine. May 22, 2013. “What’s one way money can make you happier?” (Here)
  • US News. May 20, 2013. “5 ways money can buy happiness.” (Here)
  • CNN. May 20, 2013. “Use your money to buy happier time.” (Here)
  • LA Times. May 19, 2013. “Buying happiness.” (Here)
  • Washington Post. May 19, 2013. “When paying more stops paying off.” (Here)
  • Business First News. May 14, 2013. “Spend it right.”
  • The New York Times. April 13, 2013. “Heavens, not havens.” (Here)
  • Global News. April 3, 2013. “Parents who put their kids’ needs above their own are happier, finds study.” (Here)
  • Yes! Magazine. Jan 4, 2013. “10 things science taught us about happiness in 2012.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. July 7, 2012. “Don’t indulge. Be happy.” (Here)
  • CNN. July 1, 2012. “How to buy happiness.” (Here)
  • CBC. June 19, 2012. “Kids happier giving than getting, B.C. study says.” (Here)
  • Time Magazine. June 14, 2012. “Parents – especially dads – are happier than their childless pals.” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. May 18, 2012. “More evidence shows parents are happier than non-parents.” (Here)
  • The Province. May 18, 2012. “Kids drive you crazy but you’re happier for it: Study.” (Here)
  • The Atlantic. May 18, 2012. “Study of the day: Maybe parents actually are happier than non-parents.” (Here)
  • Global News. May 18, 2012. “Miserable no more: New research says parents are happier than non-parents.” (Here)
  • Daily Mail. May 18, 2012. “Yes, it can seem a struggle… but parents are actually happier people, study says.” (Here)
  • CTV News. May 18, 2012. “Parents are happier than non-parents: UBC study.” (Here)
  • Vancouver Sun. May 17, 2012. “UBC study shows parents happier than childless couples.” (Here)
  • The Province. May 17, 2012. “People with kids are often happier than childless, researchers say.”
  • Toronto Sun. May 17, 2012. “Parents happier than non-parents: Study.” (Here)
  • MSNBC. May 17, 2012. “Parents are happier than non-parents.” (Here)
  • EEN. February 15, 2012. “Money makes happiness? (Maakt geld gelukkig?)” (Here)
  • Time Magazine. September 26, 2011. “Our most valuable currency.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. August 29, 2011. The Hamish Line. “What is it you really want to buy.”
  • The New York Times. July 20, 2011. “Planning the perfect vacation.” (Here)
  • Science News. April 4, 2011. “Money can buy happiness if you know what you’re doing.” (Here)
  • U.S. News. January 14, 2011. “People neglect who they really are when predicting their own future happiness.” (Here)
  • Huffington Post. December 3, 2010. “Forecasting our emotions: Why are we so bad at it?” (Here)
  • Scientific American. October 23, 2010. “Generosity might keep us healthy.” (Here)
  • CNNMoney. October 22, 2010. “Making more than $75,000? Have a big forest to roam? We feel for you.” (Here)
  • Forbes. September 13, 2010. “Yes, money can buy you happiness.” (Here)
  • Pop!Tech. October 20, 2010. “How money aids and impedes the pursuit of happiness.”
  • National Public Radio. September 12, 2010. “Smart spending buys happiness.”
  • National Public Radio. August 25, 201o. “Actually, buying happiness isn’t very expensive.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. August 7, 2010. “But will it make you happy?” (Here)
  • The San Francisco Chronicle. July 5, 2010. “The math (and morality) of giving.” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. January 15, 2010. “Got a complaint? Sing it out.” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. October 22, 2009. “Flirt away, it’s all in the name of healthy jealousy.” (Here)
  • The Boston Globe. August 23, 2009. “Happiness: A buyer’s guide.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. June 12, 2009. “Hate in a cocoon of silence.” (Here)
  • The Globe and Mail. June 9, 2009. “Does money make you happy?” (Here)
  • The Economist. January 15, 2009. “The price of prejudice.” (Here)
  • The China Post. January 10, 2009. “Whites may be more racist than they think: study.”
  • Time. January 9, 2009. “Study: racist attitudes are still ingrained.” (Here)
  • Vancouver Sun. January 8, 2009. “Whites may be more racist than they think – study.”
  • MSNBC. January 8, 2009. “Racism: what we say doesn’t match what we do.” (Here)
  • Reuters. January 8, 2009. “Whites may be more racist than they think: study.” (Here)
  • CBC. January 8, 2009. “Reactions to racism not as strong as we think, study finds.” (Here)
  • CNN. January 8, 2009. “You may be more racist than you think.” (Here)
  • The New York Times. December 25, 2008. “Your friends need money. Do they have references?” (Here)
  • BPS Research Digest. December 10, 2008. “Why you should take extra care when buying a Xmas gift for your man.” (Here)
  • The Wall Street Journal. November 7, 2008, “Do wealth and well-being go hand in hand?” (Here)
  • NBC. March 23, 2008. “The tonight show with Jay Leno.”
  • The New York Times. March 20, 2008. “Yes, money can buy happiness…” (Here)
  • National Public Radio. March 20, 2008. “Spending money on others makes us happy.” (Here)
  • Forbes. March 20, 2008. “How to buy happiness.” (Here)
  • CBS. March 20, 2008. “Unselfish spending boosts happiness.” (Here)
  • WebMD. March 20, 2008. “Unselfish spending boosts happiness.” (Here)
  • ScienceNOW Daily News. March 20, 2008. “The secret to happiness? Giving.” (Here)
  • Reuters. March 20, 2008. “Money buys happiness—if you spend it on someone else.” (Here)
  • Vancouver Sun. March 21, 2008. “Giving Money Away can buy Happiness.” (Here)
  • Daily Mail. March 21, 2008. “It really is better to give than to receive, says scientist.” (Here)
  • The Boston Globe. March 21, 2008. “Money makes you happy – if you spend it on others.” (Here)
  • Thaindian News. March 21, 2008. “Money can buy happiness – if spent on others.” (Here)
  • The Hindustan Times. March 21, 2008. “When money brings happiness!” (Here)
  • China Daily. March 22, 2008. “Money can buy happiness, only if spent on others.” (Here)
  • The Brunei Times. March 25, 2008. “Can money buy happiness?” (Here)
  • BBC News. March 20, 2008 “Giving ‘makes us happy’.” (Here)
  • Yahoo! News. March 21, 2008. “Money can in fact buy happiness, if it’s spent on others.”
  • Vancouver Sun. July 6, 2007. “In search of our smile.” (Here)
  • CTV. July 12, 2007. “Longtime lovers.”
  • Prevention. October 2007. “Perfect strangers.”
  • The Georgia Straight. May 24, 2007. “Getting off your booty never felt so good.” (Here)
  • Global News. May 18, 2007. “Putting your best face forward.” (Here)
  • The London Times. May 5, 2007. “Needy? Just lean on me.”
  • Chronicle of Higher Education. September 3, 2004. “Rising stars: How to be happy.” (Here)