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The Bright Side: feel-good news from July

Need a change from all the negative news in the media? These feel-good stories from July will lift your spirits! Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up

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What we can learn about happiness from Iceland

Governmental psychologist Dóra Guðmundsdóttir explains what makes a society flourish. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from June

In the need for some feel-good news? Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from June, including Canada's plastic ban, a decline in African elephant

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from July

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Need a change from all the negative news in the media? These feel-good stories from July will lift your spirits! Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the month.
 
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What we can learn about happiness from Iceland

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Governmental psychologist Dóra Guðmundsdóttir explains what makes a society flourish. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
The World Happiness Report comes out

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from June

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In the need for some feel-good news? Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from June, including Canada's plastic ban, a decline in African elephant poaching, and the secrets to happiness revealed in a

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The Bright Side: positive news from May

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Tired of reading negative news? Then these feel-good stories from May will help spread some cheer. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the month...
 
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The Bright Side: positive news from April

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In the need for some feel-good news? Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the past month, from amazing seaweed water pods to a new alternative for coffee waste...
 
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The 5 best happiness apps to improve well-being

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Which are the best happiness apps out there on the market? Rae Bathgate selects the top five that you'll want to ring home about...
 
Apple coined the phrase “there's an app for

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Why the world needs an empathy revolution

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A new book explains how we can learn empathy and have better social interactions. By Jill Suttie on behalf of the Greater Good Science Center.
 
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The Bright Side: positive news from March

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As winter turns to spring, new hope can start to emerge in all sorts of ways. And in March there were plenty of feel good news stories in the media. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten.
 
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Join the happiness.com community as a beta tester!

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happiness.com is a new community, magazine and academy focusing on happiness and well-being. Join us as a beta tester and bag some free online courses at the same time. 
 
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When is the International Day of Happiness 2019 and what is it?

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What is the International Day of Happiness, when is it, and what's the theme for 2019? Discover the history of this day dedicated to spreading well-being and making people

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Random acts of kindness: 22 ideas to make a difference!

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Need some ideas for Random Acts of Kindness day? From complimenting strangers to gifting books, spread happiness with these 22 inspiring ideas from Calvin Holbrook.
 
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Escape the happiness trap (by avoiding the pursuit of happiness!)

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Are you stuck in the happiness trap? If the pursuit of happiness is overwhelming you, follow these five science-backed tips from Ed Gould. From practising gratitude to reaffirming your values, become

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The Bright Side: positive news from February

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February may be the shortest month, but it wasn't short of positive news stories. From a smart new way to reuse plastic bags to mindfulness classes in schools, here's the Top 10 happy news

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Changing perspective and gaining happiness

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By changing perspective to look at an apparently negative situation in a different way, Ed Gould says we can imagine a more positive story, one that's more likely to lead to happiness. Gaining

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The Bright Side: positive news from January

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Positivity can often seem in short supply during the New Year and winter, but January was actually full of great news. Here's our regular Top 10 positive story round-up from Ed

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The Bright Side: positive news from December

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The final month of the year is a time for happiness, hope and reflection on the 12 months that have just passed. In his final installment for the year, here are Ed Gould's Top 10 positive news

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Social justice isn't just for super heroes

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Poverty, hunger, homelessness: human injustice is ever-present throughout the word, but what can we do about it? Sienna Saint-Cyr takes a looks at social justice...
 
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The Bright Side: positive news from November

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In November, the media was focused on political turmoil, but it was actually a great month for positive news stories. Here's Ed Gould's round-up of the ten best, full of messages of hope and

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The Bright Side: positive news from October

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October may mark the mid-point between summer and winter, but it remains a good one from the point of view of positive news. This October saw many new stories that were full of hope and happiness:

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8 essential life lessons from RuPaul, the biggest drag queen in the world

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As drag icon RuPaul launches GuRu, his new self-help book, Calvin Holbrook looks at how the entertainer is increasingly showcasing his spiritual side and the life lessons that can help you create

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The Bright Side: positive news from September

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September was a great month for positive, uplifting news. Ed Gould shares the top ten news stories that you may have missed, to help bring some hope and a smile to your face...
 
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The Bright Side: positive news from August

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Members of the press often refer to August as 'silly season' as there tends to be fewer items that are seen as being genuinely newsworthy. As such, 'silly' stories get more coverage. However, there

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Sri Mooji’s Guidance on Self-Inquiry

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Mooji is a renowned spiritual teacher who is of the Advaita non-duality tradition. Here, he offers two simple yet potent exercises about self-inquiry that help us look and discover our true nature:

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The Bright Side of May: the Good Things That Happened

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Positive news and happiness are so often missing from the mainstream news agendum and May is certainly no different. However, in fact, the month was full of optimistic news stories. Here's Ed Gould's

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Wired to Create: 10 things great artists do differently

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The authors of a new book, Wired to Create, explore the depths of the creative mind and offer ideas on how to kick-start your own creativity. From daydreaming to having a natural curiosity, here are

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