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Here's how to find meaning in your midlife crisis

Middle age can be a time of renewal, if you're willing to ask the right questions. By Michael F. Steger on behalf of Greater Good Science

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How much of your happiness is under your control?

The researchers behind the original 'happiness pie chart' share what they've learned in the past 15 years. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater

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

As dealing with hate speech and crime is becoming increasingly common, having moral courage to confront it is more necessary more than ever. Ed

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Here's how to find meaning in your midlife crisis

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Middle age can be a time of renewal, if you're willing to ask the right questions. By Michael F. Steger on behalf of Greater Good Science Center. 
 
I’m still having my midlife

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How much of your happiness is under your control?

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The researchers behind the original 'happiness pie chart' share what they've learned in the past 15 years. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
Do you know

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

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As dealing with hate speech and crime is becoming increasingly common, having moral courage to confront it is more necessary more than ever. Ed Gould suggests five ways to prepare yourself to speak

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How stressed are you at work? Find out in less than 3 minutes!

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Do you ever get stressed at work? Many of us do. In fact, stress and depression account for around half of lost working days in the UK. Find out your work stress level by taking our questionnaire and

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How to find meaning in life: 7 strategies

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Many of us struggle to find purpose or meaning in our lives, but as Dee Marques explains, it doesn't have to be such a challenge. From lifelong learning to developing your relationships, here are

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How to practise self-compassion: 6 proven techniques

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Many of us show compassion easily to others but struggle when it comes to ourselves. Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains why self-compassion is essential to our well-being and offers six practical

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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 examines the ideas of leading psychologist Rick Hanson.
 
An expert in his field, the creator of the 12

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These 4 NLP 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

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What is: emotional education and social emotional learning (SEL)

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

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Queer life and the pursuit of happiness

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Finding happiness when you're a member of the LGBTQ community can be hampered by prejudice and homophobia. Roney, community manager at gays.com, shares his thoughts on how to be queer and

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7 powerful quotes on resilience

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Resilience is the art of turning setbacks into opportunity. However, sometimes it can be hard to deal with life changes and difficulties. These seven quotes on resilience from Calvin Holbrook may

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7 mindfulness tips for staying engaged

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

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Building resilience: 5 strategies for thriving

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Dealing with what life throws at us can be tough, but by building resilience you can cope better and feel stronger. So, from writing it all out to practising forgiveness, here are five science-baked

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Five obstacles to happiness (and how to overcome them)

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Mindfulness can help us maintain our well-being in the face of difficult situations. By Mitch Abblett on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
“You’re making Daddy late for work!”

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Mindfulness at work: 6 productive tips

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We're busier in our jobs than ever before, so could mindfulness in the workplace help us to work more productively and calmly? Calvin Holbrook looks at mindfulness at work and shares six tips to stay

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How to show compassion at work: 7 top tips

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We spend hours working alongside our colleagues, and showing compassion in the workplace can help to create real joy and happiness. Arlo Laibowitz speaks with Meysam Poorkavoos about the benefits of

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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 and not a result of achievements or purchases argues Calvin Holbrook. But maintaining your happy vibe isn't easy. Here are eight science-backed ways that can

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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 altruistic 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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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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Unhappy at work? Here are the six things you need to find

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If you're unhappy at work there are six things you need to find: Purpose. Engagement. Kindness. Flexibility. Appreciation. Resilience. Dee Marques explores how you can achieve happiness at work and

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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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