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Navigating life: 10 tips for overcoming obstacles

Life is seldom smooth-sailing. Sonia Vadlamani shares some helpful, research-backed ways that can make navigating through life obstacles a great deal

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Perfectionism and anxiety: 7 ways to cope

None of us is perfect. Yet, perfectionism isn’t a rare trait and often overlaps with anxiety, research suggests. Sonia Vadlamani recommends effective

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How to overcome challenges and move forward

Sometimes the obstacles we face in life paralyze us, leaving us trapped. Stanislava Puač Jovanović shares eight tips on how to overcome challenges

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Here's how to find meaning in your midlife crisis

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Middle age can be a time of renewal, if you're willing to ask the right questions. By Michael F. Steger on behalf of Greater Good Science Center. 
 
I’m still having my midlife

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How much of your happiness is under your control?

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The researchers behind the original 'happiness pie chart' share what they've learned in the past 15 years. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
Do you know

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How stressed are you at work? Find out in less than 3 minutes!

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Do you ever get stressed at work? Many of us do. In fact, stress and depression account for around half of lost working days in the UK. Find out your work stress level by taking our questionnaire and

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How to find meaning in life: 7 strategies

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Many of us struggle to find purpose or meaning in our lives, but as Dee Marques explains, it doesn't have to be such a challenge. From lifelong learning to developing your relationships, here are

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How to practise self-compassion: 6 proven techniques

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Many of us show compassion easily to others but struggle when it comes to ourselves. Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains why self-compassion is essential to our well-being and offers six practical

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What the 12 pillars of well-being can teach us

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Can 12 ideas be described as constituting pillars of well-being? Ed Gould examines the ideas of leading psychologist Rick Hanson.
 
An expert in his field, the creator of the 12

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What is: emotional education and social emotional learning (SEL)

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It’s often said that schools don’t provide the life skills children really need as adults, but emotional education – or social emotional learning – is becoming much more popular. Arlo Laibowitz

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Queer life and the pursuit of happiness

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Finding happiness when you're a member of the LGBTQ community can be hampered by prejudice and homophobia. Roney, community manager at gays.com, shares his thoughts on how to be queer and

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7 mindfulness tips for staying engaged

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Living our lives to the fullest begins with what's already here. These seven mindfulness tips from Dee Marques will help you to stay engaged and transform routine activities into satisfying snapshots

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Five obstacles to happiness (and how to overcome them)

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Mindfulness can help us maintain our well-being in the face of difficult situations. By Mitch Abblett on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
“You’re making Daddy late for work!”

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Mindfulness at work: 6 productive tips

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We're busier in our jobs than ever before, so could mindfulness in the workplace help us to work more productively and calmly? Calvin Holbrook looks at mindfulness at work and shares six tips to stay

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How to show compassion at work: 7 top tips

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We spend hours working alongside our colleagues, and showing compassion in the workplace can help to create real joy and happiness. Arlo Laibowitz speaks with Meysam Poorkavoos about the benefits of

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Why happiness is a choice (and 8 ways you can choose it today) 

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Yes, happiness is a choice and not a result of achievements or purchases. Learn how to maintain your happy vibe with these eight tips from Calvin Holbrook.
 
As editor of this

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Why is volunteering important? Here are 7 benefits it offers

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Are you considering volunteering? It's an important way to help individuals and communities in need. And, as Calvin Holbrook writes, the benefits of this altruistic act are proven by

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Living a simple life: 6 science-backed benefits

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Considering escaping the consumer-driven world and living a simpler life? Calvin Holbrook is and he's not alone. Read about the 'voluntary simplicity' movement and discover six benefits of a

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What happens when you embrace dark emotions

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Psychologist Beth Kurland explains how to face emotional challenges using mindfulness, acceptance and self-compassion. On behalf of the Greater Good Science Center. 
 
When I was 15,

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Uncomfortable truths: how to say 'no' and prioritize your happiness

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Due to the awkwardness involved, we sometimes fail to disclose uncomfortable truths and choose to appease others instead. Veronika Eicher reveals her strategies on how to come out with the truth more

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Why happiness is a journey, not a destination (and 5 ways to enjoy the ride)

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Instead of striving for happiness through end goals or objects, try cultivating day-to-day well-being. Because, as Calvin Holbrook explains, science shows that happiness really is a journey and not a

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How to avoid the social media outrage trap

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Here are six ways to keep your head when the internet loses it. By Zaid Jilani on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
The short video went viral on social media, as so many do.

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12 ways to practise self-acceptance

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Self-acceptance can be difficult, especially when we compare ourselves to others. But knowing your strengths and being happy with your flaws has real benefits. Arlo Laibowitz answers the

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How to stop ruminating with these 3 techniques

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Are you overthinking about past mistakes? Rumination, an element of OCD, is an unhealthy form of worrying that can lead to depression. If you're stuck in the past, learn how to stop ruminating

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Mindfulness Daily: get started with this easy-to-use app

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Looking to develop or improve your mindfulness practice? Tine Steiss reviews Mindfulness Daily, an app that aims to do just that.

In Mindfulness Daily, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

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Goal setting: use SMART goals for motivation and easy success

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Find trouble getting motivated or sticking to your goals? By using the SMART technique, you can focus harder says Dee Marques. And if you combine it with neuro-linguistic programming, all the

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How to mobilize men against sexual harassment

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Many forces undermine efforts to help men to empathize with women and speak out against harassment and assault. Elizabeth Svoboda – on behalf of Greater Good Science Center – gives some ideas for

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How to open yourself up to receiving help

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Some people resist compassionate support from others. Here’s why — and what they can do about it. By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, science director of the Greater Good Science Center.

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