The New Science of Happiness (Cover Story)

What makes the human heart sing? Researchers are taking a close look. What they've found may surprise you


Walking the Tightrope

Kim Jong Il's nuclear brinkmanship has China, South Korea and the U.S. at odds over how best to bring him back to the bargaining table


Northern Exposure (TIME Global Adviser)

Thailand's Lanna-inspired hotels and resorts

Diversions (TIME Global Adviser)

Pictures of Change

Gadget Guide (TIME Global Adviser)

Japan is offering tourists an easy way out


Crossed Wires

As nimbler players pick off NTT's customers, Japan's telecom giant discovers it may be too big for its own good


Fixing China's Mines (Notebook)

China's biggest reported coal mining accident claims 213 lives. Is there any way to keep these disasters from happening?

Letters (Notebook)

After the Iraq Election