Programs that bring young and old together help foster meaningful relationships across generational divides.
Intergenerational Day serves as a reminder of what the old and young can learn from one another, as well as the benefits that come from connecting with others.
Investment in public parks can help reduce crime.
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People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
Kigali, Rwanda: In Rwanda there are various positions and groups that are responsible for aspects of governance and decision-making.
Governance structures that provide opportunities for people to contribute to decision-making would also enhance people’s abilities to control important factors in their life.
Most college students believe there’s a mental health crisis on campuses throughout the nation.
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Several scholars weigh in with tips on how to support college students’ emotional well-being during the pandemic.
There is more than one way to pursue happiness and to cope with the inevitable low times in life.
Managing everything yourself can be tricky - and rewarding.
Being self-employed can bring a whole heap of benefits - but if you’ve been forced into it during the pandemic, it can be scary.
It’s hard to beat a good laugh with a friend.
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Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Musicians and athletes have a lot in common when it comes to performing in the glare of the spotlight.
With no guarantee of work or pay, is the stress of flexible work contracts affecting the health of workers?
The combination of a narcissist’s high but easily undermined self-worth might seem paradoxical.
Like a grotesque mask reflected in a pool, narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled…
Snoring occurs due to vibration of the soft tissues of your upper airway.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
Around half of young people are heavy social media users, with one in four teen users constantly connected.
How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.
For a parent, talking to children about their cancer may be the only thing more difficult than facing their own diagnosis.
Young people whose parents have cancer report levels of psychological distress that are three to six times higher than others their age.
Jumping to conclusions. Does GDP mislead us?
Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.
So-called ‘healthy towns’ will address child obesity and dementia, but the real killer remains at large.
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One of the experts behind the ONS’ well-being project explains why it’s so important for the government to know how you’re feeling.
The most powerful strategy for achieving happiness is to give up trying to be happy.
To pose the question of whether we can love happiness feels a bit like asking whether the Pope is a Catholic. Most of us believe we not only can love happiness, but that we should!
The price of growth? Ebola management in Guinea.
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If ever we wanted a reminder of how global capitalism has got things wrong, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves the purpose well. Our assumption that economic growth is essential is not only a feature…
Sharing stories around the dinner table fosters greater self-esteem and resilience in young people.
Families and friends share memories all the time; “You’ll never guess…”, “How was your day?”, and “Do you remember when…” are rich daily fodder. Sharing memories is not only a good way to debrief and reminisce…
Don’t confuse happy individuals with happy societies.
Many readers of this piece will be aware that economists are rethinking the role of happiness and GDP. They question facile assumptions about economic growth alone being good for us. What’s the good of…