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How to practise Niksen: the art of doing nothing

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,

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from March

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

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

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

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from April

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The news agenda is still being dominated by Coronavirus, but let's remember that there are still great things happening around the globe. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from March to uplift and

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How to avoid feeling defeated in today’s crazy world

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The world's problems may feel overwhelming, but we can nurture our caring spirit so we stay active in solving them. By Tim Desmond on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
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The Four Agreements: a guide to personal freedom

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What exactly are the Four Agreements? Arlo Laibowitz explores these ancient suggestions for ways of living your life in happiness...
 
Do self-help books help? This simple and

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from March

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The news agenda is obviously currently dominated by Coronavirus, but let's try not to forget there are still great things happening all over the world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from March

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Mindfulness quotes: 10 sayings to inspire and ground you

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If you're struggling to live in the present moment, these ten mindfulness quotes from spiritual leaders will inspire you to stay grounded. Recall them when you need to be more mindful. By Calvin

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How to keep the greater good in mind during the Coronavirus outbreak

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In the midst of our panic around COVID-19, we must look to each other to help us get through it. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
I just learned that my

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When is the International Day of Happiness 2021 and what is it?

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What is the International Day of Happiness, when is it, and what's the theme for 2021? Discover the history of this day dedicated to spreading well-being and making people

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from February

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Need a break from negative news? These feel-good stories from February highlight the positive things happening around the world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the

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Jack Kornfield: mindfulness teacher and author

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Writer and teacher Jack Kornfield has spent his life working with mindfulness and meditation. Let's take a deeper look at his life and learnings.
 
Jack Kornfield is a writer, teacher

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Creating a happy society is more complicated than we think

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More countries are measuring happiness – but are they measuring the right things? By Sam Wren-Lewis on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
Imagine two different societies. In

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The Bright Side: positive news from January

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A new year means new beginnings. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up of feel-good news stories from January to kick-start 2020. 

January was full of feel-good news. If you thought that

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What is a lightworker and what do they do exactly?

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The term lightworker is increasingly used, but what exactly is a lightworker and what is their role in society? Sonia Vadlamani looks at some of their common personality traits and shows you how to

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Random acts of kindness: 22 ideas to spread happiness!

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Showing altruism benefits both the receiver and the giver. As Feb 17 is Random Acts of Kindness day, Calvin Holbrook shares some great ideas for paying it forward: spread joy with these 22 inspiring

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19 stories from 2019 to make you smile!

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This year the mainstream media has been full of stories about climate emergency, political scandal, crime increases, and other less-than-positive events. But, if you scratched below the surface,

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The Bright Side: positive news from November

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Tired of negative news? These feel-good stories from November highlight the positive things happening in the world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the month.

November was

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from October

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Not every news story to hit the headlines in October could be said to be full of happiness – far from it. However, in an uncertain world, there were plenty of feel-good news items that broke into the

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from September

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Tired of all the negative news in the mainstream media? These feel-good stories from September showcase all the positive things that are happening in the world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up

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Changing perspective and gaining happiness

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By changing perspective to look at an apparently negative situation in a different way, we can imagine a more positive story, one that's more likely to lead to happiness. Ed Gould examines how

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Personal meditation: 7 factors to consider when choosing a style

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From kundalini to loving-kindness, meditation styles can be very personal. Ed Gould looks at seven factors such as duration, location and frequency of meditation, which may affect your personal

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from August

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Need a change from all the negative news in the media? These feel-good stories from August will lift your spirits. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the month.
 
August may

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from July

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Need a change from all the negative news in the media? These feel-good stories from July will lift your spirits! Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the month.
 
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What we can learn about happiness from Iceland

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Governmental psychologist Dóra Guðmundsdóttir explains what makes a society flourish. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
The World Happiness Report comes out

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from June

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In the need for some feel-good news? Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from June, including Canada's plastic ban, a decline in African elephant poaching, and the secrets to happiness revealed in a

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The Bright Side: positive news from May

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Tired of reading negative news? Then these feel-good stories from May will help spread some cheer. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the month...
 
Although international

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The Bright Side: positive news from April

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In the need for some feel-good news? Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the past month, from amazing seaweed water pods to a new alternative for coffee waste...
 
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