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Words, judgments and heart: the tripod to happiness

Over the years, I’ve noticed that there two categories of people: those who like to complicate matters and those that prefer to simplify them. I’m a simplifier. While I was earning my Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, I was the student who everyone would look to for making simple sense of what …

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Expectant Dads – 10 useful tips

 It happened. Finally! Or maybe it was more of a whoops “How did that happen?” Either way, you and your partner are expecting a baby. Congratulations! You are about to undergo an emotional roller coaster that will result in the best and most infuriating change of your life. You are …

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Stop surviving, start thriving!

How can you grow and develop healthily? According to Martin Seligman, an American psychologist who has devoted his career to cracking the code of permanent happiness, being happy is more than the absence of misery. In his book Flourish – A visionary new understanding of happiness and wellbeing, Seligman identifies the 5 building blocks to …

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OCD or just a quirk?

I’ll admit to having a quirk or two… I arrange the clothes in my wardrobe by colour. I count to myself up to 8 while going up and down the stairs as well as while doing other tasks. And before I go to sleep, I always double check whether I’ve locked the …

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Change your lifestyle & live longer: 6 essential tips

If you are reading this article it means that you are interested in how you can change your lifestyle to increase your general well-being and ultimately your lifespan. The good news is that you will find the answer below. The bad news is that you probably already know what you should …

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How can you stop yourself from procrastinating?

You have a deadline, whether it’s a report or a piece of homework, but instead of working you keep checking your Facebook profile for updates or chatting with your friends on Whatsapp. It is true that in this modern day and age social media have changed the way in which …

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7 Lessons from Pursuing Mental Health

Whether you have become dependent on medication, you are dealing with an eating disorder or you’re suffering from depression, finding your way on the road to better mental health can be an educational experience. But the overhaul may be filled with a lot of changes. The following are 7 lessons you can …

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4 ways to ease teen depression

Depression is devastating, especially among teens. However, only 1 teen in 5 is actually seeking treatment for their symptoms. Although exercise isn’t a cure-all, recent studies from the Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology concluded that workouts that get your heart pumping may help boost your happiness. But you don’t need to …

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