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2020

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21 January 2020
The course that can make you happier than getting married or finding a job

New research launched today [1] has found that taking a happiness course in your local area can raise your life satisfaction by more than getting a long-term partner or finding employment. The “Exploring What Matters” course developed by the UK charity Action for Happiness - and backed by the Dalai Lama - has been evaluated by a randomised controlled trial (RCT) carried out by academic experts from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University and University College London as part of the evidence programme of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.