Unaffordability is only one type of housing vulnerability that has taken its toll on British Columbians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A sociologist took a critical look at the cherished career advice to ‘follow your passion.’ What she found is that this advice often brings unintended consequences.
Just when things seemed to be getting back to COVID normal, a new variant has us worried all over again. But we can be kind to our brains and boost well-being in uncertain times.
Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.
Even during difficult times, it is possible to stay well if we can accept the circumstances, stay connected and validate how we feel.
There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
Volunteering can improve your life physically, mentally and emotionally. And it might help you find your next job.
Investment in the arts is also an investment in economic growth, health and well-being – but arts practitioners won’t be holding their breath at budget time.
The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to experience. Puberty is is the time brain networks are hardwired around milestone events. We should help teenagers make meaning of the pandemic.
Here’s what the research tells us about what wears us out, what renews us, and how to feel more refreshed in 2021.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Juggling work and family becomes all the more difficult when you’re trying to figure out how to work Zoom, and stressing about losing your job.
For rural people, these stresses are cumulative and contribute to higher levels of trauma, mental ill-health and in some cases, suicidal behaviour.
In February Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg called the idea of a well-being budget ‘laughable’. It’s time he took it seriously.
The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student’s overall well-being.
Global experts in child development say recess will be critical for children’s well-being when schools reopen, so education authorities should see planning recess as a high priority.
When our COVID-19 lockdowns end, we can’t afford to stop caring about collective well-being. NZ is well positioned to show the world how it’s done – if we listen to Māori and other diverse voices.
Noting nature around you – it could be a glance outside, tending plants, or ‘green’ exercise – will improve your well-being, research shows. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more important.
Companies can play an important role in keeping their workers both productive and mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.