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How To Find Happiness Living a Perfectly Imperfect Life

  As we search for new ways to approach life’s challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism, we’re increasingly looking to ancient wisdom for guidance.   Wabi sabi (“wah-bi sah-bi”) is a captivating concept from Japanese […]

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How To Draw Absolutely Anything

There’s no great secret to drawing. Anybody can draw. If you can write your name, you can learn to draw. In this extract from his book, How to draw absolutely anything, let writer and artist […]

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How to trick yourself to sleep

In today’s fast-paced, non-stop world, research by the UK’s Sleep Council has found that almost a third of us don’t get enough sleep most nights. If you’re reading this article we’re guessing you’re one of […]

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Strategies to help you cope with unemployment

  Dr Leahy provides strategies for letting go of your negative thoughts about unemployment Letting Go of those Negative Thoughts If you are out of work you probably spend a lot of time dwelling on […]

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Planning a Wild Cycling Route

Maps If you want to plan a wild cycling route, you need to start with a map. My favourite maps for planning bike rides, and the ones that I think suit the needs of adventurous […]

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Why resilience is important

Matthew Johnstone, author and illustrator of The Little Book of Resilience, explores the importance of learning to bounce back from adversity, and how developing and maintaining resilience can help us overcome and learn from difficult […]

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How to Make Sense of Science in the Media

  The need to understand science in the news has never been more important. Much of it is conflicting and confusing, and it can feel overwhelming to mentally process. So, how can we try to […]

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How to start gardening

A friend of mine who lives in a city doesn’t have any outside space but she does have a room with a large glazed roof and long windows at one end. When I last visited […]

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How to Keep On Top of Your Cleaning

Ready to start cleaning smarter not harder? Welcome to TeamTOMM! Gemma Bray believes that there’s more to life than housework. But knows that we still have to do it (unless you are Simon Cowell, who […]

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How to Make a Bar of Soap in Seven Simple Steps

With just a handful of ingredients, it’s possible to make stunningly beautiful, skin softening, amazingly moisturising soap in bars, liquid and cream. Soap making uses similar equipment to cooking and whilst you may want to […]

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Why are some people more altruistic than others?

In her viral TED Talk, psychology researcher and author Abigail Marsh asks essential questions: if humans are evil, why do we sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to help others even at a cost to ourselves? […]

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How to soothe distressing emotions: exercises in compassion

Did you know that not only does compassion help to soothe distressing emotions, it actually increases feelings of contentment and well-being?   Throughout history people have sought to cope with a life that is often […]

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