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Tony Blair has a “department for happiness”

Just catching up on the newswires. This made my laugh: Happiness is a chat over the fence, The Sunday Times (7 January).

“People who take the time to chat over the fence to their neighbours, have plenty of sex in a stable relationship and care about endangered species tend to be happier, according to a report by Tony Blair’s ‘department for happiness’. Gardening, praying and going for walks are also all linked to broader smiles, says the study, written by a professor of economics at Imperial College London’s Tanaka Business School and circulated to ministers and senior civil servants… Paul Dolan, lead author of the report, said that while the evidence on happiness could be assessed, the practical implications for policy were likely to prove far more contentious.”

Credit: Imperial College Communications bulletin.