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The smiley face is a well-known symbol of happiness

{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} Happiness, gladness or joy is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.<ref>Wordnet 3.0 (accessed 2011-Feb-24 via Wolfram Alpha)</ref> A variety of biological, psychological, religious and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, are employing the scientific method to research questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained.

The United Nations declared 20 March the International Day of Happiness to recognise the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals.


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Intro  Definition  Research results  Happiness and religion  Spirituality and happiness  Philosophical views  Economic and political views  Measures  Health  At work  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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