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Pakistanis are happier than people in India: UN report

NEW YORK: Pakistan continues to be happier than India, according to the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2017. Out of a list of 155 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 80 while India stands at 122. Interestingly last year, Pakistan came on 92 while India was placed at 118. The latest report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012, shows Pakistanis continues to be more content, while Indians, on the other side,…

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: Science says she’s happy

PARIS: The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa's famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In an unusual trial, close to 100 per cent of people described her expression as unequivocally "happy", researchers revealed on Friday (March 10). "We really were astonished," neuroscientist Juergen Kornmeier of the University of Freiburg in Germany, who co-authored the study, told AFP. Kornmeier and a team used what is arguably the most famous…