Want ‘Sustained Happiness’? Get Religion, Study Suggests

Chad Mizelle sits in silent meditation during service at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington. (Erin Schaff/For The Washington Post) A new study suggests that joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation, such as volunteering, playing sports or taking a [...]

Racism rising in Australia

Community groups and academics say they are concerned about a "rising tide of racism" in Australia, stemming from recent tensions in the Middle East. Sociology professor Andrew Jakubowicz from the University of Technology in Sydney says there has been a noticeable rise in racism in Australia. Professor Jakubowicz says part of the problem has been [...]