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-Believers Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier Lives?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

(British Journal of General Practice: Wikipedia) “Religious faith remains by far the best predictor of a long, healthy life” There are medical studies from the UK that seem to indicate that believers in God who attend worship services may live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Here’s the story from the UK Telegraph: …as Richard Scott, […]

-Happiness is Going to Church and Making Friends

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

   (Image by aimforawesome via Flickr) A Sociological study shows that people who go to church and make friends are more likely to be happy than the average. However, apparently it’s not spiritual practices or religious beliefs that seem to make the difference as much as developing close relationships and making friends among those of like […]

-Is Costa Rica Really the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

(Costa Rica  by Wha’ppen via Flickr) Is Costa Rica Really the ‘Happiest Nation on Earth’? Nicholas Kristof claimed so in a New York Times Op-Ed piece on Wednesday (1/6/10). What qualifies it for that heady position—a poll of course. When asked if they were basically happy with their life, Costa Ricans scored higher than any […]