Let a stranger into your home. Seriously.

by Charles Montgomery on

When the 2010 Olympics came to Vancouver, my friends and I saw an opportunity to test one aspect of the emerging science of happiness. Economist John Helliwell and others have shown that social relationships are the most powerful correlate of happiness in cities. It is, John says, just like the song: “The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.” At the same time, John found that you could measure… Continue reading