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The January blues: 7 ways to beat it

For many of us, once the festive holiday season is over the January blues start to set in. But there are ways you can fight back and feel better. Dee

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The bright side of August: the good things that happened

There were many feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during August, but you may not have seen them. Ed Gould shares his Top 10

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

There are many different types of meditation. Discovering which style suits you best is useful – you'll be more likely to devote yourself to the

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Could Buddhist economics solve world problems?

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Imagine a world with fairly distributed wealth and a happy, enriched workforce. These are two of the aims of Buddhist economics. Ed Gould delves into the background of this economic model and asks

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from July

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There have been plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during July. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past month to uplift and inspire.
 
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23 gratitude affirmations for attracting happiness

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Can creating targeted gratitude affirmations boost our well-being? Sonia Vadlamani explores the science behind practising gratitude in the form of positive affirmations and offers insight on how to

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Does reading feel good news actually make us happier?

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The modern media are reporting more feel good news stories than ever. But is reading positive news scientifically proven to lift your spirits? Read on to find out...
 
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The Bright Side: feel-good news from June

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There have been plenty of feel-good health and environmental stories in the press during June. Ed Gould rounds up his Top 10 from the past month to uplift and inspire.
 
June 2021 was

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Spending money: can you buy yourself happiness?

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Ever get a rush of happiness when spending money only to crash later? Our spending habits – particularly balancing our 'needs' with our 'wants' – affect our mental health and happiness. So, next time

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7 of the best mindfulness books for kids

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With anxiety and depression levels rising in kids, mindfulness and meditation are increasingly being employed by parents. Here are 7 of the best mindfulness books for kids on the market that can

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Which values make you happy? It might depend on where you live

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Different cultures value different things — and that matters for happiness. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
When a new psychology study comes out, its

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Lunar living: harnessing the power of the moon

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Through time many religions have harnessed the power of the moon for its benefit on humanity. Jacqui Paterson explores so-called lunar living – using the influence of the moon to tap back into

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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.
 
May marked a

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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.
 
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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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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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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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