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Why is volunteering important? These 7 great reasons show the benefits

Are you considering volunteering? It's an important way to help individuals and communities in need. And, as Calvin Holbrook writes, the benefits of

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Six science-backed benefits of living a simple life

Considering escaping the consumer-driven world and living a simpler life? Calvin Holbrook is and he's not alone. Read about the 'voluntary

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Why happiness is a choice (and 8 ways you can choose it today) 

Happiness is a choice, not a result of achievements or purchases argues Calvin Holbrook. But maintaining your happy vibe takes work. Here are eight

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Why is volunteering important? These 7 great reasons show the benefits

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Are you considering volunteering? It's an important way to help individuals and communities in need. And, as Calvin Holbrook writes, the benefits of this altruism act are proven by

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Six science-backed benefits of living a simple life

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Considering escaping the consumer-driven world and living a simpler life? Calvin Holbrook is and he's not alone. Read about the 'voluntary simplicity' movement and discover six benefits of a

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Why happiness is a choice (and 8 ways you can choose it today) 

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Happiness is a choice, not a result of achievements or purchases argues Calvin Holbrook. But maintaining your happy vibe takes work. Here are eight ways to help you do just

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What happens when you embrace dark emotions

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Psychologist Beth Kurland explains how to face emotional challenges using mindfulness, acceptance and self-compassion. On behalf of the Greater Good Science Center. 
 
When I was 15,

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Six steps to achieve real happiness at work

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Purpose. Engagement. Kindness. Flexibility. Appreciation. Resilience. Dee Marques explores the six ways you can achieve happiness at work and help others build a happy workplace

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Uncomfortable truths: how to say 'no' and prioritize your happiness

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Uncomfortable truths? Veronika Eicher has had the ‘pleasure’ of practicing how to address them. Discover her strategies on how to come out with the truth more easily in difficult situations and

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Why happiness is a journey, not a destination (and 5 key ways to enjoy the ride)

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Instead of striving for happiness through end goals or objects, try cultivating day-to-day well-being. Because, as Calvin Holbrook explains, science shows that happiness really is a journey and not a

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How to avoid the social media outrage trap

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Here are six ways to keep your head when the internet loses it. By Zaid Jilani on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
The short video went viral on social media, as so many do.

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How to stop ruminating with these 3 techniques

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Are you overthinking about past mistakes? Rumination, an element of OCD, is an unhealthy form of worrying that can lead to depression. If you're stuck in the past, learn how to stop ruminating

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What is NLP? These 4 techniques could change how you think

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Neuro-lingustic programming (NLP) can help you to spot and change negative thought patterns, assumptions and processes. Use these four NLP techniques from Dee Marques to change how you think and feel

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7 mindfulness tips for staying engaged

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Living our lives to the fullest begins with what is already here. These seven mindfulness tips from Dee Marques will help you to stay engaged and transform routine activities into satisfying

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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 – on behalf of Greater Good Science Center – gives some ideas for

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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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Top 5 benefits of gratitude practice

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

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12 ways to practice self-acceptance

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Self-acceptance can be difficult, especially when comparing ourselves to others. But knowing your strengths and being happy with your flaws has real benefits. Arlo Laibowitz answers the

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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.

The second

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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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The Good Cards: acts of kindness

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

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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. 
 
Coming to

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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 when it comes to partnerships. happiness.com looks at how we can improve our relationships

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