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The curriculum asks students to, among other things, track their sleep patterns, keep a gratitude journal, perform random acts of kindness, and take note of whether, over time, these behaviors correlate with a positive change in their general mood. Illustration: Andrea Chronopoulos/The New York Times

The Yale happiness class, formally known as Psyc 157: Psychology and the Good Life, is one of the most popular classes to be offered in the university(...)

While quite an amount of licence was used with the actual events - Cool Runnings has itself stood the test of time. Photograph: Disney

First things first. Don’t take Cool Runnings too seriously. Enjoy it for what it is, a sporting romp - loosely based on fact, as in Jamaica actually d(...)

Landlord Irish Residential Properties Real Estate Investment Trust retreated 1.68% to €1.52. File photograph: The Irish Times

Investors sold European stocks for a third straight day on Thursday as a strong euro and rising commodity prices sparked inflation fears. DUBLIN Rya(...)

Brendan O’Reilly loved photography and horse racing

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

 Climb a flight or two of steps, which provides a brief but effective aerobic workout and some leg strengthening. Wear gloves if the stairs are public, and hold tight to the banister

Past science suggests that any health impacts from prolonged home confinement are likely to be greatest among older people. In multiple studies, when(...)

Iranians chant slogans and hold a placard reading in Farsi “Your mistake was unintentional, your lie was intentional” during a demonstration outside Tehran’s Amir Kabir university on Saturday. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters denouncing Iran’s clerical rulers took to the streets and riot police deployed to face them on Monday, in a third day of demonstrations aft(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech at the Palais des congrès in Montreal on Monday night. Photograph: Sebastien St-Jean/AFP via Getty Images

To listen to Justin Trudeau in the aftermath of Canada’s federal election this week, you would think he had just won a landslide victory, his compatri(...)

Liberal Leader and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau celebrates with supporters as he leaves the stage after the victory speech at his election night headquarters on October 21st, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Trudeau remains in power with a Minority Government. Photograph: Cole Burston/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau hung on to power after a tight election on Monday that saw his government reduced to a minority, but aides pre(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Dublin during the 2018 presidential election. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland’s next presidential election in 2025 could be a very different animal to previous campaigns, with candidates needing to reach voters not just (...)

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