How Close Are You to Genetic Happiness?

August 2, 2014 5:44 PM

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How Close Are You to Genetic Happiness?

Did you know that the closer you live to the homeland of the world's most famous suicidal prince, the more likely it is that your genes -- and therefore you -- are happy?

Most scientists agree that genes are responsible for about half of our happiness level. Studies have identified a "happiness gene" (OXTR), a "happy hormone gene" (5-HTTLPR), a for-women-only happy gene (MAOA), genes that differentiate between a purposeful life and a shallower one, and a "happy hour ...

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