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happiness

(hăp′ē-nĕs) [ME.]
A subjective sense of well-being. A bright and positive outlook toward life.
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According the New York Post, the female streaker reportedly rushed into the field at Luigi Ferraris stadium, wearing nothing but a bikini and an oversized Sampdoria flag, to bring a light-hearted moment for the otherwise depressed home fans.
The BBC2 show's executive producer said: "When we used the word slope in the recent Top Gear Burma Special, it was a light-hearted wordplay joke referencing both the build quality of the bridge and the local Asian man who was crossing it.
This light-hearted book transports readers to another world filled with aliens and mysteries.
They were meant to be a light-hearted remark after what he reports to me was a very light-hearted introduction.
Celebration time: The Stonnall Players in their light-hearted show, Sixty Not Out
Summary: Ed Miliband and David Cameron have had a light-hearted clash in the Commons over revelations the PM signs off text messages with "LOL".
Heavy guitars, pounding drums and pleasantly screechy vocals hammer home a sound that has been forgotten by many other British bands in favour of light-hearted airy rock-pop or electro-inspired beats.
THE BBC has defended its decision to name a panda among the 12 women in its Faces of 2011 as "a light-hearted addition" to the list.
The broadcaster, entertainer and long-term Swansea fan, from Gorseinon, started writing light-hearted prayers when Swansea City beat Sheffield Utd 3-0 in their last Championship game of the season.
Channel 4, Monday, 5pm The channel's previous programmes in this slot have largely concentrated on celebrity interviews and light-hearted stories to fill its content, but think of a low-key version of Jeremy Kyle, or even a British equivalent of Oprah Winfrey, and you're getting closer to what Fern Britton's new series seems to be all about.
IRELAND is full of leprechauns and drink-loving boozers with red hair, a new light-hearted iPhone app claims.
The light-hearted evening, hosted by John Wilson, includes a traditional pie and pea supper.