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The Happiness Equation: Three ways we can actually measure happiness

Wed 04 September 2019

Most of us tend to think happiness as an unmeasurable, subjective, and ultimately fleeting concept. However, for the last thirty years or so, researchers - like Nick Powdthavee a professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School - have been collecting data and studying what makes people tick.

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The vanishing bus rider: What are the reasons for the great decline in bus ridership in the UK?

Thu 18 April 2019

Margaret Thatcher is famously alleged to have said: “A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.” Though the provenance of this remark remains in question, one thing is clear: each year there are fewer such “failing men” — and women, for that matter, writes Professor Mike Waterson from the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics, for an article first published in Advantage Magazine.

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Who wants to live forever?

Mon 26 November 2018

Queen asked the question, Oasis quite fancied it but Lemmy from Motorhead didn’t want to. Living forever is something which has captured the imaginations of scientists and artists, well...forever.

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Addressing the crisis facing social care for older people in England

Fri 02 December 2016

There is a crisis of social care in England, but it was missing from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Dr Juanita Elias and Professor Shirin Rai from the University of Warwick’s department of Politics and International Studies, discuss why this was the case. Did government fear the issue is just too big to tackle, or does it assume someone – normally women – will always step in to take on the job?

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The EU Referendum: In conversation

Mon 20 June 2016

Britain goes to the polls on June 23rd to decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. In this article, researchers from each of our four faculties have highlighted some of the pro-leave and pro-remain discussions relating to their different academic disciplines.

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Does digital have to be disruptive?

Sun 01 June 2014

Personal data and kick-starting the personal data economy are what makes Professor Irene Ng tick, both in research and practice. But how can we make better use of this data as technology evolves and markets change as a result? In this interview she explains more about her current project, the first human-centric database - the Hub-of-All-Things. Words by Gareth B Jenkins.

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