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The Bright Side: feel-good news from May

There were plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during May. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past month to uplift

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from April

There have been plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during April. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past month to

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The 10 keys to happiness, according to science

One seemingly simple question that most people wonder is: 'can we choose our happiness?'. Sonia Vadlamani explains how we can indeed cultivate

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from May

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There were plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during May. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past month to uplift and inspire.
 
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The Bright Side: feel-good news from April

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There have been plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during April. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past month to uplift and inspire.
 
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The 10 keys to happiness, according to science

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One seemingly simple question that most people wonder is: 'can we choose our happiness?'. Sonia Vadlamani explains how we can indeed cultivate happiness consciously by following the 10 keys to

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What are sound baths? Explore the benefits of this ancient practice

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The ancient art of sound bathing is growing increasingly popular. Meditation teacher Ann Vrlak explores how sound baths harness the power of sound to reduce depression, anxiety and pain, as well as

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How to practise Niksen: the art of doing nothing

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What exactly is Niksen, the Danish art of doing nothing? Dee Marques takes up the arduous challenge of, well, sitting and doing very little at all, in order to discover the benefits it can bring to

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from March

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There have been plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during March. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past month to uplift and inspire.
 
March was a

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Preparing for death: what really matters at the end of life

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Death is unavoidable, so why is it still taboo? And why do we not prepare for end of life better? Ed Gould looks at why planning for our passing needs an overhaul and discusses what really matters at

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from February

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There have been many feel-good health and environmental stories this past month, but you may have missed reading about them in the mainstream press. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten positive news

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from January

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There were plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories to start 2021, but you may not have heard of them – until now! Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten positive news stories from the past month

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from December

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There were plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in December, but you may have missed them given all the negative news currently in the press. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten

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The power of pottering

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Like most of us, Dee Marques spent more time inside at home in 2020. It gave her the opportunity to discover the power of pottering – leisurely carrying out small tasks and activities without

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How getting COVID-19 forced me to re-examine my life

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Slowing down helped Radha Ruparell figure out what really mattered to her.
 
On April 5, 2020, I started to feel tired in the middle of the day. A couple of days later, I found myself

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from November

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November was full of feel-good environmental and health stories – but you may have missed them given all the negative news currently in the press. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten feel-good news

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New year and January blues: 7 ways to beat it

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Once the festive season is over, for many of us the January blues and new year depression start to set in. But there are ways to fight back and feel better. Dee Marques shares seven ideas on how,

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from October

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October was full of feel-good environmental and health stories – but you may have missed them given all the negative news currently in the press. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten feel-good news stories

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Stuck in the happiness trap? Discover 5 ways to escape it

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Could you be stuck in the happiness trap? If so, it's time to stop searching for happiness. From practising gratitude to reaffirming your values, these five science-backed tips from Ed Gould will

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Living on a houseboat

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Have you ever considered swapping bricks and mortar for life on a houseboat? Urban designer Peter Kelly did just that and has been living on a houseboat for the past couple of years. Has it made him

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from September

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September was full of feel-good environmental and health stories – but you may not have heard about them! Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the past month to uplift and

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Ayahuasca company retreat: spirituality at work

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What happens during a company ayahuasca retreat and how can it benefit an organization in terms of employee motivation? happiness.com's Tine Steiss finds out...
 
Before I talk about

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10 types of meditation: which style is best for you?

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Meditation incorporates many different styles. Discovering which is your preferred type is useful: it will increase your perseverance to practise and so the health benefits will stay with you for

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Gazing at the stars: replacing your worries with wonder

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When Jacqui Paterson started stargazing with her kids during the COVID pandemic, it changed their lives for the better. She explains the power of gazing at the stars and the proven benefits of this

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from August

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While COVID-19 still dominated the mainstream press during August, there were plenty of other feel-good news stories that showed how positive the world can be, too. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from July

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As the Northern Hemisphere enjoyed summer kicking in, a lot of feel-good news stories focussed on the relaxation of lockdown rules in many parts of the globe. However, there were many other news

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Happiness is a state of mind: 8 ways you can achieve it

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Understanding that happiness is a state of mind rather than something to be obtained is a key life lesson. Dee Marques outlines eight ways you can consciously choose to be more

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“It's about being at peace with not feeling peaceful”: an interview about mindfulness with MBSR instructor Dave Potter

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Interviewer Veronika Eicher still had the distant flavor of raisins in her mouth – from finishing the 'raisin meditation' on Dave Potter’s MBSR course – when the pair sat down to talk. She asked him

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