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money can't buy happiness

Wealth and material goods will not bring long-term happiness. The high rate of depression among lottery winners proves that money can't buy happiness.
See also: buy, happiness, money

be the picture of (something)

The ideal example of something (which is listed after "of"). Yes, Jill was in the hospital a few months ago, but she's the picture of health now. We went running together just the other day.
See also: of, picture

feel a glow of happiness

 and feel a glow of contentment; feel a glow of satisfaction; feel a glow of peacefulness
Fig. to have a good feeling of some kind. Anne felt a glow of happiness as she held her new baby. Sitting by the lake, the lovers felt a warm glow of contentment.
See also: feel, glow, happiness, of

be the ˌpicture of ˈhealth, ˈhappiness, etc.

be completely or extremely healthy, etc: She’s the picture of happiness in this photo.He’s the picture of misery, isn’t he? Look at him standing there in the rain.
See also: of, picture
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According to the sixth World Happiness Report, Islamabad is 58 points ahead of its arch-rival India, 11 points ahead of China, 31 of Iran, and 70 points ahead of Afghanistan on the ranking table of happiness.
The World Happiness Report, a landmark survey of the state of global happiness, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants.
Summary: Happiness Journey features interactive, multi-sensory and motivational sessions, cognitive experiences and workshops.
Summary: Five-day event to headline celebrations in run-up to International Day of Happiness on March 20
The "Happiness Booth" provided insight into what makes UAE residents happy, in alignment with the message on happiness that was a highlight of several discussions during the recently concluded World Government Summit at which Landmark was the retail partner.
Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), presented the chapter on happy cities from the Global Happiness Policy Report, issued by the World Happiness Council on the sidelines of the 6 th World Government Summit, which is taking place in Dubai on February 11-13, 2018.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today attended the launch of The Global Happiness Coalition, comprises of ministers of six countries including UAE, Portugal, Costa Rica, Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Slovenia.
UAE's Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing Ohood Al-Roumi during her speech at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness in Dubai - Press Photo DUBAI -- 10 February 2018: UAE's Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing Ohood Al-Roumi announced on Saturday the first Global Happiness Policy Report, which sets out policies needed to make a genuine difference in the well-being of humanity.
Although Jefferson's Declaration of Independence ties our national project to pursuing happiness, achieving that goal eludes some Americans; thus, many of our writers often portray a more complex experience than advertisements, such as Coke's "Open Happiness" campaign, suggest.
As the old adage goes, money can't buy you happiness but it seems that it does have an impact on what brings you joy.
their effect on the happiness and wellbeing of society.
RAKBANK recently hosted the 'Happiness without Borders' workshop at its headquarters in Dubai Silicon Oasis, which brought together Chief Happiness and Positivity Ministers from various governmental entities.
ABSTRACT: This study explored the meaning-making of happiness among the rural poor in a provincial community in the Philippines.
It seems that life is a constant pursuit of happiness, but when do we ever reach true bliss?
Instead, humanity has been ushered into the "global village", observably unprepared to manage national and international challenges that seem to suffocate hope and happiness of many.