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    Life

    How people sleep around the world

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    Careers

    6 ways to deal with deadline stress

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    Life

    Doctors issue important message to social media companies, and we couldn’t agree more

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Careers

Doing this each morning will make you more enthusiastic about work

Are you struggling to get back in the professional zone after Christmas? This simple strategy could be the answer.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This fascinating research shows writing thank you notes can actually boost wellbeing

Letters of gratitude really do make a difference.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

It’s official: nightmares and bad dreams can actually be good for you

Bad dreams serve a very specific purpose in our lives, if a recent study is to be believed.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

More than half of American men don’t feel “comfortable” with a female president

Well they better get comfortable fast, because the future of American politics is female.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Sarah Shaffi
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This 10-minute hack could make you feel like you’ve had 44 minutes extra sleep

Sleep and mindfulness go hand-in-hand.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019
Life

Ada Lovelace Day: how her legacy is helping to close the gender pay gap

Meet the new generation of women making waves in STEM.

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Hollie Richardson
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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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Woman doing the washing up
Life

How relationship happiness is affected by who does the washing up

New research shows less than 7% of couples share housework equally - here’s how that could be affecting your relationship.

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Moya Crockett
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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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Moya Crockett
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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.

Couple on wedding day
Life

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?

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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

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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Life

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.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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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.

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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