Happiness

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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

A happy woman at work
Careers

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

Aka your shortcut to a happier career

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge with hot air balloons
Life

City living holds this unexpected key to happiness

Science says so

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Anna Brech
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Careers

Why we should all express more gratitude in the workplace

How does better sleep, fewer headaches and healthier eating sound to you?

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Moya Crockett
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Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes
Life

Dame Kelly Holmes reminds us that hitting rock bottom is no barrier to success

When life gets you down, you can pick yourself back up

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Anna Brech
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Urban parks make people happier, research shows
Life

Making this simple change to your lunch break is proven to boost your mood

And it takes just 20 minutes.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Have you heard of this great mental wellness podcast?

It tackles issues such as anxiety head-on, without judgement

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Anna Brech
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Hate your job? Try this simple escape tactic

Carve out a window away from the stress

Life

How the Marie Kondo method can fix your toxic relationship habits

Find out what you *really* value

Posted by
Anna Brech
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How social media and productivity pressure sucked the joy out of having fun
Life

How social media and productivity porn sucked the joy out of downtime

Feel like you’re never really ‘off’? Here’s how to start having fun again

Posted by
Alexandra Jones
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Davina McCall
People

Davina McCall on why she feels the need to “fake” being happy

“I am often guilty of thinking, ‘No one really wants to see me when I’m unhappy.’”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Staffordshire bull terriers are named as our favourite dog breed
Life

“Adopting a dog was one of the best decisions I ever made”

As Staffordshire bull terriers are named as our favourite dog breed, one writer delves into why we have such a strong bond with our canine pals.

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Amy Swales
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Life

Fearne Cotton’s advice on staying positive when it’s cold and dark outside

“Instead of fretting about not getting any sun until May, seek out the joy in cosiness.”

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Fearne Cotton
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Woman listening to headphones
Life

These 5 songs are scientifically proven to boost your mood

Research has shown that music – and these five songs in particular – can have an enormously positive effect on our emotional state.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Megan Murray
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The 4-minute ritual that is guaranteed to make you happier

Researchers say that these daily rituals are the best way to boost feelings of “happiness in the moment”

how to be happy according to countries in the global happiness index
Long Reads

This is the global secret to happiness

Having spent five years researching how to be happy, writer Helen Russell has found the answer...

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Helen Russell
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