When you ask people around the world what makes them happy, these are just some of the answers.

For International Day of Happiness, the United Nations released a video highlighting what it means to be happy around the world.

With more than 7 billion people on earth, there are 7 billion unique definitions of happiness.

For some, happiness takes the form of relationships with others. And for others, it's a connection with nature, hobbies, or material possessions.

Happiness can be the weather.

It can be music.

It can be clean air and relative safety.

It can be as simple as life itself.

The point is, it's up to each of us to figure out what makes us happy as individuals.

The theme of the third annual International Day of Happiness is connection with others. (The previous two have been "reclaim happiness" and "happy heroes.")

See more stories of what makes others happy in the video below.

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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.


This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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