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Why Films Make Us Cry

Why Films Make Us Cry

Often it’s the happier moments.
(700 words)
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Choice

Too much choice?

Does having so much choice cause us problems?
(640 words)
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Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is important. Are you getting enough?
(760 words)
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Stories

Stories We Tell Ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves have quite an impact on our lives.
(580 words)
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Regret

Regret

What are you likely to regret and how might it help you?
(900 words)
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In a rush

In a Rush

In a rush? Sometimes it’s just not worth it.
(530 words)
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Belonging

Belonging

Our well-being is connected to our sense that we belong. – Tara Brach.
(760 words)
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Good manager

What Makes a Good Manager?

What makes a manager good, and why is it so important?
(600 words)
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Happiness Part 1

Happiness Part 1 – Average Levels

The good things won’t be as good, and the bad things won’t be as bad as we think. – Dan Gilbert
(720 words)
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creativity

Creativity

Where do ideas come from and how can we be more creative?
(820 words)
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Horror Films

Why We Like Horror Films

What makes horror films scary, and why do people enjoy watching them?
(720 words)
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Fairness

Fairness

Fairness is important to humans and maybe to some animals, but why do we have such strong feelings when things are not fair?
(810 words)
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Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Being lost in thought tends to make us unhappy, but mindfulness meditation can help us to be more present more of the time.
(690 words)
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Influence

6 Ways People Influence You

People who know how your thinking works can use that knowledge to influence the decisions you make.
(670 words)
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fear

Fear 1 – Common Fears

Many common fears limit our lives – what are you afraid of?
(750 words)
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Dreams

Dreams

It’s difficult to know whether our dreams have any meaning, but it does seem like they’re helping us in important ways.
(690 words)
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Morning routines

Morning Routines

Win the morning, and you win the day.
(660 words)
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Tribes

Tribes and Lost Connections

Is the loneliness we feel these days a signal to get back to our tribes?
(790 words)
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Listening

Listening

Really listening to someone can be very powerful, and it’s a skill that can be developed.
(620 words)
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Social media

Social Media

It’s not neutral: social media companies are trying hard to get your attention.
(690 words)
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Man's best friend

Man’s best friend

Why are dogs ‘man’s best friend’, and how did it come to be that way?
(850 words)
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