Costa Rica tops think tank's 'Happy Planet Index'

Aug 19, 2016

Costa Rica tops think tank's 'Happy Planet Index'

A London-based think tank has placed Costa Rica at the top of its “Happy Planet Index” for the third time. This does not mean that Costa Rica is home to the world’s cheeriest people, but rather that the Central American country has reached a ...

May 18, 2016

China, India face huge mental health burden: studies

China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, ...

In Iceland, don't mess with the elves

May 13, 2016

In Iceland, don't mess with the elves

Since the beginning of time, elves have been the stuff of legend in Iceland, but locals here will earnestly tell you that elves appear regularly to those who know how to see them. Construction sites have been moved so as not to disturb the ...

May 12, 2016

Study links genes to level of education

Scientists said Wednesday they had identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a person possesses. Compared to environmental factors such as diet, family circumstances and opportunity, this hard-wiring has only a meager ...