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Why is family important for happiness?

From mutual support and solidarity to a sense of belonging, there are many ways 'family' – including our own chosen tribe – can help us. Dee

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Dealing with rejection: how to understand and master hurt

Rejection is always painful, so how can we learn to deal with it? From building up your self-confidence to remaining open, Ed Gould offers up some

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How to promote intimacy and deepen connection: 5 easy exercises

Feeling connected to others in a world that's increasingly individualistic may seem a challenge, but as  Dee Marques explains, there are some simple

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Why is family important for happiness?

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From mutual support and solidarity to a sense of belonging, there are many ways 'family' – including our own chosen tribe – can help us. Dee Marques looks at six reasons why family is important for

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Dealing with rejection: how to understand and master hurt

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Rejection is always painful, so how can we learn to deal with it? From building up your self-confidence to remaining open, Ed Gould offers up some techniques on how to do just that.

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How to promote intimacy and deepen connection: 5 easy exercises

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Feeling connected to others in a world that's increasingly individualistic may seem a challenge, but as  Dee Marques explains, there are some simple exercises you can use to develop stronger bonds,

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What playfulness can do for your relationship

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Being silly with your partner may have some serious benefits. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of the Greater Good Science Center.

I live with a hip-wiggler. When we’re in an elevator, Fred

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How to forgive someone

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Practising forgiveness is a key way to cultivate deeper happiness. However, forgiving someone – or yourself – isn't always easy. Here, Arlo Laibowitz shares some great steps on how to make the

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Mindful listening: six ways to improve conversational skills

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If you struggle to give your full attention to others when in conversation, mindful listening can help you improve your conversation skills. Dee Marques explains how to do it and the benefits it can

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What to do after a break-up: 10 tips for recovery

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When a relationship ends, our world often falls apart. From fighting isolation to rediscovering your inner 'self', here are ten ideas from Dee Marques on what to do after a break-up, so you can

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Losing a parent: 6 tips for coping with loss

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The death of parent is often devastating and can lead to both physical and mental health issues for the child. But, as Dee Marques writes, there are ways of dealing with the pain. Here, she shares

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How to help a grieving friend: 7 ways to be there

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When one of your friends is grieving, it's not always easy to know what to say or do to try and help them. Paula Stephens shares seven suggestions on how you can be there for them with compassion and

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How to talk to a parent with dementia: 8 tips on dealing with it

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Learning how to talk to a parent with dementia takes both resilience and time. Dee Marques shares eight key strategies to help you deal with the communication process more

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3 key techniques to find inner peace

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In today's busy, noisy and unsettling world, in can be difficult to find inner (and outer) peace. Dee Marques explores three key techniques that can help, including mindfulness, shadow work and

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Older friends: 8 reasons why everyone should have at least one age-gap friendship

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As age gap friendships become increasingly common, Calvin Holbrook muses over the benefits older friends can bring to our lives and how they can bring happiness to different

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Constructive criticism: its benefits and how to give it

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Giving someone criticism can be tough, especially if they're sensitive. Learn how to be compassionate with your advice by giving constructive criticism.
 
Most of us have faced an

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What teens gain when they contribute to their social groups

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Research suggests that adolescents thrive when they can make a meaningful difference in their communities. By Meghan Lynch Forder on behalf of Greater Good Science Center. 
 
As

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When to end a friendship… and how

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We all need friends. However, if yours are not adding happiness to your life, you may need to end a friendship... but how? Here's when and how to end a friendship – the healthy

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Happy Friendship Day! Understanding the power of friends

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Friendships are a powerful aid in maintaining mental health and happiness. Dee Marques explains why you should nurture them and wishes you a happy International Friendship Day!

A few

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Feeling lonely? Here are 11 things to shift your focus

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When you're feeling lonely it can be easy to sit around feeling sorry for yourself. Instead, try one of these 11 ideas from Calvin Holbrook to relieve the pain of loneliness and

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Accepting my bisexuality brought me deeper connection and trust

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It wasn't until she was in her mid-20s that Abi Brown realised she was bisexual. When she finally accepted and explored her sexuality with her male partner, it led to a more fulfilling relationship

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Ever thought ‘I have no friends’? Here’s how to make new ones as an adult

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Making new friends as an adult is easier than it appears. So, if you've ever said 'I have no friends', these six tips from Ed Gould will boost your buddy count and your happiness

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How to keep your smartphone from hurting your relationships

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Research suggests ways to manage your smartphone use so you stay connected to the people around you. By Tchiki Davis on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
By 2016, 77 percent of

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Adoption: the highs, the lows, happiness, and forgiveness

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National Adoption Day is 17 November. To adopt a child is usually a chance to change its life for the better, but this isn't always the case, as Anastasia Fox can contest. Problems from her own

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Can you cultivate a more secure attachment style?

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If intimacy doesn't come naturally to you, new research suggests ways to improve your romantic relationships. By Elizabeth Hopper on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.

When people

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Kindness: why this simple action can change the world

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Corey Harnish shares his idea of what kindness is, and how you can practise it every day to improve your life and the lives of others.

Let’s start this journey with a little self-talk.

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Daaji: The best you can be

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Telling your kids 'no' often makes them only rebel more. So, what's the best way to deal with curious children when problems arise? Indian spiritual leader KAMLESH D. PATEL aka Daaji says it's time

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The 4 key factors for a happy sex life

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Having lots of sex doesn't always mean it's fulfilling or lead to happiness. Indeed, as Sienna St-Cyr argues, factors such as the quality of sex and couple compatibility are far more important when

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