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Stress is inevitable. But psychologists are learning more about how to keep it from becoming overwhelming. Midlife, in particular, can bring with it many stressful events: divorce, the death of a parent, a stagnating career.

It’s no secret that communities across the United States differ greatly. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s World Well-Being Project sought a simple way to capture, explore and share such differences on a large scale.

We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals?

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, will be released today at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness.

2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit
Where Inspration Meets Action

June 25-28, 2018
Fort Worth Convention Center

MAPP Program

Learn to apply the principles and tools of positive psychology to any professional domain or as preparation for further study in a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. program, in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.