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Last updated at 16:12 BST, Wednesday, 29 April 2009


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Britain is less happy than in the 1950s despite the fact that we are three times richer. So what exactly makes us happy? A new car, an expensive holiday or simply spending time with friends and family?

Join Rebecca and Kate as they discuss what makes them feel cheerful as well as hear from some experts about where we can find true happiness.

This week's question:

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Which country do you think is the happiest? Is it

a) Mexico
b) Denmark
c) Nigeria

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

Vocabulary from the programme

take stock

to look at something and assess it

the feeling of being pleased with your situation and not hoping for change or improvement
the feeling of having everything you need or want
great happiness
meeting all your needs and expectations
material possessions
objects (eg cars, clothes, books etc) as opposed to abstract ideas such as love, happiness etc.

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