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Life

I was positive about everything for a week - here’s what I learned

Put on a happy face…

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Mental Health

We asked 10 optimists what their secret to staying positive was and this is what they said

If 2020 taught us anything, it was the value of seeing silver linings even in the bleakest of times. Here are the secrets of the glass-half-full gang.

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Serena Smith
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Life

Here’s how to be positive when “positive thinking” makes you cringe

Train your brain to look on the bright side.

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Method
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Health

8 reasons to be hopeful (even if you’re not feeling it right now)

In need of a pick-me-up? Look this way.

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Lauren Geall
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Christobel Hastings
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New Year Honours: meet the frontline heroes who gave their all to fighting the pandemic

Round of applause for these extraordinary people.

Life

It wasn’t all bad: 10 life-affirming moments that make 2020 worth remembering

Let's take a look back at the silver linings.

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Christobel Hastings
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Opinion

2020 wasn’t the worst year of all time. We can prove it

This year may have all the grace of a reversing dump truck without any tyres on, but it’s still had its charms.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Mental Health

Could this simple shift in attitude be the key to feeling more resilient in these wild times?

Say hello to the concept of a ‘growth mindset’.

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Lauren Geall
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Books

How to be hopeful (and fill your day with optimism)

How to trick your brain out of the negativity bias.

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Bernadette Russell
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Life

Coronavirus anxiety: cognitive therapist says one word can help ease your feelings

Use it to reframe how you feel about yourself and the world at large.

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Anna Brech
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People

Stacey Solomon’s words on “feeling beautiful” during lockdown are a reassuring read

“I know it sounds really silly but I actually got excited to get dressed up and walk down the stairs.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Duffy shares new music with people in isolation – and it’s something beautiful

“So here’s a song … here’s ‘Something Beautiful.’”

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Life

3 ways to think more positively, because the negativity bias is real

Looking on the bright side of life just got a whole lot easier.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

These uplifting stories prove that everything really does happen for a reason

This Instagram post – which has been liked 36,000 times – reminds us that bad situations really can turn out for the best.

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Megan Murray
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How to see your body more positively
Life

Making this simple change to the way you think could transform how you feel about your body

Because self-love is important.

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Lauren Geall
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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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The Good News Report: Positive stories to inspire and make you smile
Life

The Good News Report: 5 seriously uplifting stories that went viral this week

This week, an eight-year-old girl went viral for her wall of kindness - and a group of bin men made this toddler's day.

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Lauren Geall
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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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Jameela Jamil
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Jameela Jamil: “A letter to my inner bully”

Our guest editor pens a letter to her harshest critic

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Life

The Good News Report: 5 seriously uplifting stories that went viral this week

This week, a blind hedgehog was miraculously reunited with his owners after being stolen – and a woman's act of kindness inspired Twitter.

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Lauren Geall
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