Have you made a New Year’s resolution this year? It feels good doesn’t it? You probably feel full of hope and determination. Unfortunately, that’s going to change. And there’s nothing you can do about it… A Resolution In Two Acts Think back to the last time you
We all want to be happy, right? Unfortunately it’s not always easy to achieve! Many popular psychology articles and self-help books advise us to engage in random acts of kindness. The advice is from positive psychology studies which suggest that putting others ahead of yourself is the
Want to feel more self-confident, active and enthused? A new study suggests that taking an evening course can make you feel more satisfied with your life. And it doesn’t seem to matter what course you choose. Studying Happiness Researchers at Oxford University studied people who took one
There is a common painkiller that you probably have in your medicine cabinet. It’s one of the most widely used drug ingredients in Europe and the United States. It helps to dull mild to moderate pain and it is generally considered to be safe. It is often
Let’s get dirty. I promise you’ll feel better afterwards, or at least science does! Your Dirty Mind You may remember that taking a nature bath can boost your health and promote feelings of well-being. It turns out that getting really up close and personal with nature can
Having a baby is a joyous event. Surely that bundle of joy keeps on dishing out happiness? Just look at the photograph above, happy parents, happy child, the ideal happy family. But, are parents really happier than childless couples? The surprising answer to that is “maybe”. The
We are leading increasingly urbanized lives. In fact, since 2014 more people live in urban regions than do in rural areas. By 2050 it is estimated that two thirds of the world’s population will be urban, rising to 86% in developed nations. How does living in an
The parenting style that avoids causing psychological damage in our kids.