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Goal setting: use SMART goals for motivation and easy success

Find trouble getting motivated or sticking to your goals? By using the SMART technique, you can focus harder says Dee Marques. And if you combine it

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How to mobilize men against sexual harassment

Many forces undermine efforts to help men to empathize with women and speak out against harassment and assault. ELIZABETH SVOBODA gives some ideas

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How to open yourself up to receiving help

Some people resist compassionate support from others. Here’s why — and what they can do about it. By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, science director of

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Goal setting: use SMART goals for motivation and easy success

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Find trouble getting motivated or sticking to your goals? By using the SMART technique, you can focus harder says Dee Marques. And if you combine it with neuro-linguistic programming, all the

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How to mobilize men against sexual harassment

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Many forces undermine efforts to help men to empathize with women and speak out against harassment and assault. ELIZABETH SVOBODA gives some ideas for overcoming them.
 
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How to open yourself up to receiving help

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Some people resist compassionate support from others. Here’s why — and what they can do about it. By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, science director of the Greater Good Science Center.

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Mindfulness and compassion at work: interview with Liz Hall and Luis San Martin

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In the workplace, mindfulness and compassion is increasingly becoming more important. Experts in their field, Liz Hall and Luis San Martin talked with Arlo Laibowitz about why these skills are needed

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Benefits of mindfulness: Bodhin Philip Woodward

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What benefits do mindfulness and compassion have? And how can we increase their levels naturally? Arlo Laibowitz sat down with Bodhin Philip Woodward to find out more.

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9 Tips for Constructive Criticism at Work

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Giving feedback can be uncomfortable. From balancing the positive and negative to providing specific examples, these nine tips on constructive criticism in the workplace will make feedback sessions

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WHAT IS: Emotional Education

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It’s often said that schools don’t provide the life skills children really need as they become adults, but emotional education – or social-emotional learning – is becoming much more popular these

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Top 10 insights from science for a meaningful life

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For some of us, developing a meaningful life can be hard. But from helping others to finding a sense of purpose, these ten scientifically-backed tips from Ed Gould can help you to find meaning in

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Acts of Kindness: The Good Cards

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We chat with Corey Harnish, co-founder of The Good Cards project, which is hoping to change the world one little act of kindness at a time. This fun and interactive initiative is spreading happiness

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HOW TO: practice Self-Acceptance

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Self-acceptance can be difficult, especially in a world where we often compare ourself to others. But being aware of your strengths and also being happy with your flaws can have real benefits. Here,

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5 benefits of gratitude practice

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The benefits of a gratitude practice are proven by science. From stronger relationships to self-improvement, Dee Marques looks at five key advantages to always being

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7 strategies for staying engaged and enriching daily life

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Living our lives to the fullest begins with what is already here. Indeed, Dee Marques suggests that staying engaged and curious can transform routine activities into satisfying snapshots of

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5 life lessons I learned sailing the world

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When Marilyn Coates-Lower packed up her life and went sailing across the world, she faced her fears head-on. The experience was challenging and with dangers, but she also learnt a lot from her

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How BDSM can help you find self-acceptance

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After growing up in a household where sex was shamed, discovering BDSM helped Sienna Saint-Cyr to find self-acceptance and enjoyment when it came to her sexual life. 
 
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What work can teach us about improving our relationships

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The structure of work means we learn, ask and (hopefully) improve. But no one teaches us these things we in come to partnerships.  Happiness.com looks at how we can improve our relationships through

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What the 12 pillars of well-being can teach us

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Can 12 ideas be described as constituting pillars of well-being? Ed Gould examine the ideas of the leading psychologist, Rick Hanson.
 
An expert in his field, Rick Hanson PhD is the

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Easily master these 4 NLP happiness techniques

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Neuro-lingustic programming (NLP) can help you to spot and change negative thought patterns, assumptions and processes. Follow these four NLP techniques from Dee Marques to change your way of

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Stop ruminating with these 3 techniques

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Can't stop thinking of past mistakes? Rumination is an unhealthy form of worrying that can lead to depression. If you're stuck in the past, these three techniques from Dee Marques will help you to

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How to meditate for beginners: the best YouTube videos

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Struggling to get started with meditation? Our guide on the best how to meditate for beginners videos from Arlo Laibowitz will help you learn what you need to get started with your meditation

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Non-materialistic life goals lead to happiness

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While many in today's society strive for wealth, the pursuit of money and status appears to actively damage well-being. Conversely, non-materialistic life goals such as spending time with family or

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Free 8-week course on the science of happiness

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Interested in positive psychology and increasing your own happiness? Then the Science of Happiness course could be right for you. Tine Steiss tried it out... but did it change

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Mindfulness Daily: get started with this easy-to-use app

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Looking to develop or improve your mindfulness practice? Tine Steiss reviews Mindfulness Daily: an app that aims to do just that.

In Mindfulness Daily, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach are

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Moral Courage: 5 ways to (safely) stand up against hate

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Having moral courage is necessary more than ever, as dealing with hate speech and crime is becoming more common in society. Ed Gould suggests five ways to prepare yourself to speak out and stand up

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5 strategies to build resilience

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Dealing with what life throws at us can be tough, but there are ways to build resilience and feel stronger, sooner. So, from writing it all out to practising forgiveness, here are happiness.com's

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Improve your emotional well-being with self-acceptance

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Accepting ourselves unconditionally is essential if we want to improve our self-approval, acceptance levels and emotional well-being. Here are three great ways you can do just

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