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    Careers

    How working longer hours could put you at higher risk of developing depression

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    Life

    How relationship happiness is affected by who does the washing up

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Careers

Why you shouldn’t push yourself too hard at work

Consistently working overtime or investing huge amounts of effort into your job isn’t good for you – or your career.

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Moya Crockett
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Black women scientist in STEM
Visible Women

Why visible role models are so important for black women in STEM

New research highlights the inspiring role played by black female scientists.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

4 sleep myths you need to stop believing right now, according to scientists

No, wine before bed won’t help you nod off.

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Moya Crockett
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Anne Hathaway
Life

How celebrity fat-shaming affects women’s views of their own bodies

In a new study, psychologists explore how women are influenced by the treatment of famous female bodies in the media.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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How keeping your own surname changes the way people perceive your marriage

Research suggests staying as ‘Ms’ can influence how outsiders view your relationship. Why is this still an issue in the 21st century?

Stressed woman
Careers

How to deal with deadline stress, according to a time management coach

Six strategies to help you cope if deadlines make you break out in a cold sweat.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Cycle to work? Here’s why mixing up your route could be better for your health

Making this simple tweak will reduce your exposure to harmful pollution.

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Moya Crockett
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The pressure on women's appearance in the workplace: research
Careers

The disturbing reason people don’t trust attractive women in the workplace

A new study suggests beautiful businesswomen are viewed with suspicion. In an appearance-obsessed world, it almost seems as though women can’t win.

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Moya Crockett
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Kerry Washington in Scandal
Life

The unexpectedly positive side effect of watching Scandal

New research reveals that political dramas with female lead characters offer much more than just light entertainment.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

Doing this each morning will make you more enthusiastic about work

Do you struggle to get back in the professional zone after time out? This simple strategy could be the answer.

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Moya Crockett
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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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Moya Crockett
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How our romantic relationships can be affected by what we share on social media

What we share (or don’t share) on social media can dent our relationship satisfaction – but there is an easy way to fix it.

Careers

Why you should be your authentic self in the workplace

New research suggests it’s healthier and more productive to be honest about who you are at work.

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Moya Crockett
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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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Careers

How having a close-knit female network can help your career

Knowing brilliant women in your field doesn’t just make you feel good – it can also boost your job prospects.

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Moya Crockett
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The morning after pill
Life

The pill stops you recognising these emotions

A new study has found that women on the Pill are less likely to detect “complex” emotions like contempt and pride.

Posted by
Emily Baker
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Life

“How my teenage friendships impacted my adult romantic relationships”

And why yours probably did too.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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happiness
Life

Why it’s high time we stopped focusing on negative news stories

Breaking: it's not all bad news

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Alix Walker
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Moya Crockett
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Why ‘exercise snacking’ is set to be the next big office fitness trend

Why ‘exercise snacking’ is set to be the next office fitness trend

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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