A series of sweet images has been compiled as part of a worldwide contest to find the “50 happiest photos of the year”.The competition, called #Happiness2020, was launched by free-to-use photography app Agora, and received more than 16,750 entries from professional and amateur photographers around the world.The top 50 photographs showcase talent from 19 different countries across five continents: from Myanmar, Nepal, and Egypt, to Australia, UK, France and Spain.READ MORE: Wedding photographer calls out guest for ruining 'once in a lifetime moment'Users of the Agora Images app are now invited to vote for their favourite of the 50 finalists, to help the judges decide, with the winner to be revealed on 2 January 2020.The joy-rendering images range from a 95-year-old couple photographed in a village in Vietnam to a woman befriending an elephant in Myanmar.Another photograph is of women chatting and joking while they do their daily work at a rice plantation, and a pair of children playing together in Papua, Indonesia.Click through the gallery below to see some of the photographs that made the shortlist.
The feel-good effect of smiling is something you probably thought you were pretty clued up on. Psychologists revealed in the journal Psychological Bulletin that facial expressions can directly influence our mental health. Scientists looked at almost half a century of data exploring whether facial expressions affect mood.
The festive season is well and truly behind us, we're back at work between paydays, the weather is miserable and summer holidays are still a speck on the horizons. First Light's new yoga studio in Westfield London is offering three free yoga sessions on Blue Monday starting at 7:30am, 12:30pm and 6:30pm respectively.
Scientists have discovered the key to happiness, and you might be surprised by the answer: In fact it's generosity (not Ibiza) that makes people happier.
When you walk into a room, pay attention to how you feel. Do your surroundings inspire you? Or do you experience a vaguely persistent 'blah' feeling? If the latter rings true, you might want to take a second look at the decor and clutter within the space. Surprisingly, these things can have an impact on your day-to-day emotions, according to experts. From House Beautiful UK