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Happiness studies

Interest in promoting happiness has grown to the point where there are calls for it to be taught in schools. But there is no formula for happiness, and attempts to teach it may conflict with other things schools want to…
Adam Phillips  


The recent furore over Channel 4's child-rearing documentary series Bringing Up Baby illustrates the danger of relying too much on flashy formats
Christopher Hird  

Leaving Baghdad

The al-Hayalis were set to join the hundreds of thousands of middle-class families who have fled Iraq since the invasion. Just before their departure, calamity struck
Kim Sengupta  

Between the lines

Inspector Morse is one of Britain's most successful literary television adaptations. I first watched it while grieving for my father, and will always associate it with that time
Jason Cowley