Happiness

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    Life

    Being happy at work is a potent recipe for success – here’s why

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    Life

    Yale’s world-famous happiness class has been transformed into a podcast

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    Life

    This quick happiness hack could help you feel less sad today, according to experts

Latest Stories

Life

There’s a very scientific reason why helping people feels so good

Being more compassionate is one of the ways you can live a happier life.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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The Good News Report: Forgiveness emoji crowdfunded by a group in Finland
Life

From the first forgiveness emoji to a Lady Hale brooch T-shirt, this week’s feel-good news stories

Plus, abortion was officially decriminalised in Australia.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s secret to long-lasting love is quietly powerful

In Hollywood years, the actor has been married to Freddy Prinze Jr. for a lifetime.

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Christobel Hastings
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Life

This is how much of our lives we actually spend doing things we enjoy

And it’s time for change.

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Lauren Geall
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Moya Crockett
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“Don’t mourn the end of summer. Autumn is the greatest season of all”

Feeling sad about bidding farewell to summer 2019? Here are 7 reasons why autumn will be even better.

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Long Reads

6 successful black women on how they tackle impostor syndrome at work

“I’ve had moments of thinking, ‘how did I get here? I’m not worthy, it’s all a fluke’”

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Paula Akpan
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Life

How optimism and negativity can impact your life expectancy

Good news for positive people

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Chloe Gray
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Books

5 quick and delicious books to re-read on a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon

Chomp your way through these throwback delights

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Anna Brech
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Life

Ikigai is the Japanese lifestyle philosophy to achieve happiness

We spoke to an expert about how it can help you feel more balanced and how to practice it.

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Megan Murray
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Life

You can now take Yale’s world-famous happiness class online for free

Back to school never sounded so fun.

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Christobel Hastings
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Long Reads

Beautiful portraits of centenarians show what joy looks like around the world

Need an instant happiness boost? These touching images are guaranteed to make you smile.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Kayleigh Dray
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These are the 10 happiest places to live and work in the UK

Brighton tops the list of happiest places in the UK, according to a new study.

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Careers

These are the best jobs for work life balance in 2019

Desperately seeking a career which prioritises a good work life balance? Look this way…

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Kayleigh Dray
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Unmarried women without children are happiest, says an expert.
Life

Unmarried and child-free? You’re actually the happiest person in the world

Marriage benefits men, but not women.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Travel

Would leaving London for a new pace of life really make you happier?

Why a move to Denmark just might be the best decision you’ll ever make

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Helen Russell
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Careers

Exclusive: Millennials are unhappier than ever before – but why?

New research has revealed the truth about millennials in the workplace, and it makes for eye-opening reading…

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

In defence of being a humble people pleaser

The pleasure is all mine… and yours, actually, says one proud people pleaser

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Libby Heeley
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Life

Why finding your tribe is the fastest route to happiness

What’s the number one thing that can make you feel joyful? It’s not gin. Or cheese. It’s feeling like you’re part of a community.

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Kate Faithfull-Williams
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Anna Brech
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Exercise makes us happier than money, says science

Bring on the feel-good vibes

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Careers

These are the UK's top places to work right now

Aka your shortcut to a happier career

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Anna Brech
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