Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Happiness and well-being expert shares what actually makes a happier life

Happiness and well-being researcher and author of A Journey for Happiness: The Man Who Cycled to Bhutan Christopher Boyce spent years studying what makes people happy. However, he was still unsure of how to live a happy life himself, until he quit his decade-long career as a happiness academic to Read More...

Mother struggling with depression.

Small things can make a huge difference for mothers with depression

Mental illness is not only hard for the sufferer but can also impact surrounding family and friends. This is especially true for the children of mothers that experience depression. Research has been found that children in this position not only are more likely to gain mental health problems Read More...

Monastery on a hill in Bhutan

This elite group of countries is already carbon negative

As the COP26 climate conference continues this week, all eyes are on countries’ plans to achieve their net-zero emissions goals. For most nations, this accomplishment is slated for 2045 or 2050, but for a select few, carbon neutrality is not on their mindsーbecause they’re already carbon Read More...

These little piggies are going

These little piggies are going all the way home… to the wild

Twelve pygmy hogs (Porcu salvania), the smallest species of pig, were released into the wild in northeast India last week as a part of the Pygmy Hog Conservation Program that aims to save these rare pigs from near extinction. When they reach adulthood, these tiny pigs stand at ten inches tall Read More...

Bhutan: A case study for pande

Bhutan: A case study for pandemic solutions

Countries like New Zealand and Vietnam have been praised for their rapid and comprehensive covid-19 response, but one of the most impressive pandemic successes comes from a small and often under-publicized country: Bhutan.  On January 7, 2021, Bhutan reported its first covid-19 death. Not of Read More...

Wild tiger populations around

Wild tiger populations around the world are making a comeback

Millions watched them in captivity on the lockdown TV hit Tiger King, but in the wild, tiger populations have been in rapid decline for decades. There is some positive news though. According to new figures from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), the number of wild tigers in some parts of the Read More...

Teaching and medical staff in

Teaching and medical staff in Bhutan will become the highest paid civil servants

In many low-income countries, teachers and doctors are often underpaid. That's no longer the case in the country of Bhutan. In a move earning that's been earning high praise, the small Himalayan kingdom has announced that the salaries of teachers, nurses, doctors, and all medical staff will be Read More...

One last thing…

One last thing...

'happiness is more important than money'. Lyonpo Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan, on Gross National Happiness. Rajni Bakshi | July 2004 issue Happiness? “While conventional development models stress economic growth as the ultimate goal, the concept of GNH is based…” GNH? “Gross Read More...