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10 science-backed benefits of meditation

Meditation is so much more than a trendy ancient practice. In fact, it has many scientifically-proven health benefits. From stress relief to lowering

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Three emerging insights about happiness

Researchers are exploring how our everyday thoughts and feelings contribute to our well-being. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science

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11 science-backed truths about finding happiness

Many of us are trying to find more happiness in our lives. Following these 11 science-backed tips from Calvin Holbrook every day could help to boost

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10 science-backed benefits of meditation

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Meditation is so much more than a trendy ancient practice. In fact, it has many scientifically-proven health benefits. From stress relief to lowering anxiety, Calvin Holbrook looks at ten

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Three emerging insights about happiness

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Researchers are exploring how our everyday thoughts and feelings contribute to our well-being. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
Last month, researchers

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11 science-backed truths about finding happiness

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Many of us are trying to find more happiness in our lives. Following these 11 science-backed tips from Calvin Holbrook every day could help to boost your well-being and

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Cognitive impairment: 5 key ways to reduce the risk as you age

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With age comes wisdom and experience, but also the possibility of cognitive impairment such as memory loss and poor judgement. But, as Ed Gould writes, there are five key ways to fight off these

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Money can’t buy happiness (except when you spend it like this)

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Think money can’t buy happiness? Think again. Research suggests that cash can improve well-being to a certain level. But, as Dee Marques finds out, essentially, it’s how you spend money that

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Cherophobia: the fear of happiness explained

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Feeling unhappy is usually viewed as something to be avoided, but as Calvin Holbrook discovers, studies show that cherophobia – the fear of happiness – is real. So, why are some people afraid of

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The World Happiness Report 2019: key findings

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The World Happiness Report 2019 has just been released. Calvin Holbrook reports on the findings of the report which ranks the happiest countries in the world to live in. And there are some shocks in

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Happiness. What is it exactly, anyway?

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What is the definition of happiness? Does it involve fancy holidays, flash cars or spendy shopping trips? Well, only if you want a cheap thrill. As Calvin Holbrook suggests, the true meaning of

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Measuring happiness and well-being: how can we do it?

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How can you measure happiness when it means different things to different people? As Ed Gould explains, it is possible. Here are the techniques used in mapping and measuring happiness and well-being,

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Do mindfulness apps work?

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Research on mindfulness apps is limited, but here's what we know so far. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science Center. 
 
Want to feel more Calm, get some Headspace, and

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Is happiness genetic? Here's what science says

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The discovery of a so-called 'happiness gene' might suggest that happiness is genetic, but as Ed Gould finds out, much more is at play than just our DNA when shaping life

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The power of kindness (and how you can benefit from being nice)

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From boosting your mood to lowering stress, the power of kindness is proven. In fact, science shows the benefits of kindness are greater for the giver than the receiver. So, as Calvin Holbrook says,

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8 reasons why awe makes your life better

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Research suggests that awe can make you happier, healthier, more humble, and more connected to the people around you.
 
Starting 15 years ago, scientists have been studying the

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How relational energy can change your workplace

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We spend so much time at work that it's essential to our well-being that it's a happy experience. In fact, positivity in the workplace has been proven to be contagious. Happiness.com takes a look at

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Meaning in Life: Related to Motivation and Values

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New research suggests that meaning in life or purpose is related to values and motivation. But do motivations of intimacy and friendship rate higher or lower than financial success? And do men and

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The time is now: how to stop worrying about the future

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Most worrying doesn't solve anything and only leads to anxiety. From 'mind cleaning' to 'worrying by appointment', Dee Marques explains five key strategies that will help you stop worrying about the

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Economic hardship: the three things that bring happiness during financial difficulties

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During times of economic hardship, how is happiness affected? Arlo Laibowitz examines how social contacts, religiosity and political confidence helps people to stay cheerful when facing financial

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: master of mindfulness and MBSR

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Who exactly is Jon Kabat-Zinn? Arlo Laibowitz tells us more about the father of mindfulness in the Western world and the creator of the MBSR course.
 
Jon Kabat-Zinn (New York, 1944)

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Happiness hormones: the neurochemicals of happiness

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The three so-called ‘happiness hormones’ are serotonin, dopamin and oxytocin. But how do they influence your mood and how can you boost them naturally to increase your happiness levels? Rae Bathgate

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: the pyramid of happiness

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What exactly is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? Let's take a deeper look at the definition of the psychologist's so-called 'pyramid of happiness' with Arlo Laibowitz.
 
How do we become

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WHAT IS: Flow

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Ever had the feeling of complete focus and contentment on a work/study task or hobby? That's called 'flow', and when you find it, cherish it. Because, as Arlo Laibowitz explains, finding that elusive

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Apart of Me: a safe virtual space to help young people deal with grief

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Young people often struggle with grief following a loss, but a new app, Apart of Me, could help change that. Tine Steiss sat down with co-founder Louis Weinstock to find out more about this exciting

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Mindful people are happier due to clearer authenticity

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Many people believe that mindfulness makes us happier. But how does mindful living improve our authenticity (sense of self), or our happiness? New research sheds light on some of these fascinating

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The amazing effects of MBSR: backed up by science

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MBSR or mindfulness-based stress reduction is a technique growing in popularity. Ed Gould takes a look at the science behind it and the growing list of physical and mental positive effects on the

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The key to a good life is not what you think

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A unique study looking into the lives of men has found that happiness is not obtained from work, wealth or fame. In fact, the key to a good life lies much closer to home...

A unique

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