What Makes You Happy, a new Canadian magazine with information and articles touching on all things happy, will be distributed with the Globe & Mail, Friday, February 10th. On the cover of the first issue is CBC’s Rick Mercer who discusses his show, his feelings for Newfoundland and Canada, politics of course, and tries to convince us that he is not a comedian.
The rest of the magazine is filled with happy, inspiring, silly, important, useful, and/or frivolous articles that address different aspects of happiness. One highlight of the first issue is the exclusive release of an international happiness poll conducted by Global research company Ipsos which found, among other things, that one country’s citizens are 6% “very happy” while the population of another country is 51% “very happy.”
“We conducted in-depth research on the concept for this magazine and every person – without exception – was energized to talk about happiness and eager to hear what makes others happy – so that’s what we’re about!” said Johnny Lucas, the magazine’s editor. “No one didn’t get it. Everyone was interested in reading about positive things and happiness. Advertisers in particular were clear and enthusiastic about wanting to be associated with positive messages.”
Six issues of What Makes You Happy will be published each year. It will be distributed in the Globe & Mail and individual subscriptions will be available.