Looking at cute animals may improve your concentration, research suggests.
For my research, I have traveled to 70 different countries, asking just one simple question: "What makes you happy?"
Many people from so-called "developed" countries start their answer with "Well, what makes ME happy is...";
Many people from so-called "developing" countries start their answer with "Well, what makes US happy is..."

Gratitude makes happy

Gratitude makes ourself and our environment happier. An interview with Well-Being Scientist Hein Zegers about gratitude and happiness (in Dutch), circulation of 1.400.000 copies.

"Happiness Day" event

"Happiness Day" event with Gerbert Bakx, Jürgen Mettepenningen, Dirk De Wachter, Hein Zegers, Sabine Cocquyt, Kristof van Rossum, Piet Nijs.

Does money make you happy?

Does money make you happy? "Ook getest op mensen", a popular scientific program on the largest Belgian television channel "één" has tested this with the help of well-being expert Hein Zegers. A dramatized version of an experiment by Jordi Quoidbach (Quoidbach et al., 2010). In the original experiment, the results were statistically significant. For the video, just google:
#ookgetest geld gelukkig

Happiness for world leaders...

The World Book of Happiness (with my article on p. 330-331). The New Years' gift by European President Van Rompuy to 200 world leaders including Merkel, Sarkozy, Cameron, Hu Jintao and Obama.

Interview with Hein Zegers about Happiness

Interview in newspaper "De Bond" of Jan 6th, 2012, with a readership of 662.500 (CIM 09 - 10). Hoping that this caused at least a few of them to get a small boost in their level of well-being...

October-December 2011

08.09 Give Happiness Course (Linden)
10.09 Present ceremony on happiness (St. Joris Weert)
03-04.10 Multi-day Course on Happiness (Rillaar)
07-08.10 Word Echt Rijk-campaign brainstorm (Geetbets)
10-13.10 Multi-day Course on Happiness (Rillaar)
15.10 The Power of Happiness event (Leuven)
26-30.10 Nagoya (Japan)
07.11 PhD Consultation (Utrecht, Netherlands)
08-09.11 Multi-day Course on Happiness (Miskom & Wilsele)
13.11 Presentation on Happiness for self-help organization Ups & Downs (Leuven)
15.11 Book presentation "Gelukkig Werken" (Oegstgeest, Netherlands)
21.11 Give Positive Psychology course (KHLeuven)
23.11 Happiness course (Leuven)
23.11 Happiness course (Holsbeek)
24.11 Workshop Positive Psychology in practice (KHLim Hogeschool)
04-07.12 Abuja (Nigeria)
10-13.12 New York (U.S.)
15-19.12 Geneva-Paris-London-Frankfurt
22-28.12 Atlanta (U.S.)