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How to make small changes that last

Posted April 16th 2014, by Martha Roberts

Why is it so tricky to change a habit? We all know deep down it’s hard. And it isn’t fast either: new research suggests that on average it takes about 66 days to turn even a small change into a routine habit. But it is possible, says Martha Roberts. And even tiny changes can have a ripple effect that eventually creates big results

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Guest blogger: Why gentle humour can help with grief

Posted April 16th 2014, by Annie Broadbent

Jokes and humour help reassure those who care about the bereaved that they are not going to crumble into a million pieces after a death, says Annie Broadbent

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Why radical boredom could benefit you

Posted April 15th 2014, by Psychologies

Contrary to the popular myth that only boring people get bored, writer Matt Chittock believes that embracing monotony and allowing yourself to drift away could be good for you

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Boost your natural ‘feelgood’ chemicals

Posted April 14th 2014, by Psychologies

Can you train your brain to make you happier? Try Loretta Breuning’s simple tips for working with natural chemical building blocks to boost the feelgood factor, whether you want to feel more secure, crave respect or need a quick happy high, says Catherine Turner

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10 tips to make you more tidy now

Posted April 10th 2014, by Lauren Hadden

Forget everything you’ve been taught about decluttering. Japanese tidiness expert Marie Kondo has tips that will transform your home from unmanageable mess to ordered haven

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Life Lab Experiment: Mind

Posted April 8th 2014, by Martha Roberts

Martha Roberts invites you to road-test research around feeling good – and tells you how to play to your character strengths

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