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The benefits of kindness

From boosting your mood to lowering stress, science shows the benefits of kindness are greater for the giver than the receiver. As Calvin

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Do mindfulness apps work?

Research on mindfulness apps is limited, but here's what we know so far. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science

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8 reasons why awe makes your life better

Research suggests that awe can make you happier, healthier, more humble, and more connected to the people around you.
 
Starting 15

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The benefits of kindness

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From boosting your mood to lowering stress, science shows the benefits of kindness are greater for the giver than the receiver. As Calvin Holbrook finds out, if you help others you can help

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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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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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Measuring Happiness: How and Why

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Happiness means different things for different people, so how – and why – could you measure it? As Ed Gould explains, it is possible. Here are the techniques used to map and measure well-being and

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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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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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Jon Kabat-Zinn: the father of mindfulness and MBSR

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

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

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With age comes wisdom and experience, but also the possibility of cognitive impairment such as memory loss, poor judgement and a decline in thinking skills. But, as Ed Gould writes, there are five

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Maslow’s Pyramid: the hierarchy of needs

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What is Maslow’s Pyramid? Arlo Laibowitz takes a deeper look at the hierarchy of needs.
 
How do we become happy? A question that has been asked since the dawn of man. And, answered

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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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Happiness Hormones: the Neurochemicals of Happiness

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Serotonin, dopamin and oxytocin are three of the so-called ‘happiness hormones’. Here, Rae Bathgate explains how they influence your mood and looks at the ways in which you can boost them to help

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Does money lead to happiness? Here's what science says...

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XX money lead to happiness XX Arlo Laibowitz XXX
 
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of

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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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6 scientifically-proven benefits of meditation

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Meditation is much more than a trendy ancient practice. From stress relief to fighting depression to lowering heart disease, happiness.com discusses six scientifically-proven benefits of

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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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