The brain is surprisingly changeable.
When setting a new year's goals, look closely at the reasoning behind it. Is it something you want to do, or think you should? The answer can help predict the outcome.
Parkrun gave participants a sense of community, belonging, and accomplishment. Here's our take on how temporary alternatives can do the same.
Assessing around 500 of the composer's correspondence, we are able to see how a rise in sadness and other negative emotions resulted in increased creative productivity.
Being nostalgic about the past can lead to a sense of loss in tough times.
Contact with family and friends is as important as ever – we will just need to be more creative this year.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Australians report high levels of life satisfaction but there are gaps — Indigenous Australians, immigrants and the unemployed fare worse. And COVID-19 won't have helped.
Hope and religion can be important coping resources for people during strict lockdowns - but also a source of struggle.
Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.
Locking down again? You need a wellbeing plan.
Day of the Dead rituals help people connect with their ancestors, which the Aztecs believed was key to well-being.
The current chaos means there is perhaps greater receptivity to alternative ways of thinking and being.
Hope can energise, motivate and help us see through to a time when things will be better. To pull together in a crisis, we should put hope to work.
Here's how to make sure nature-based prescriptions are actually effective.
The perception that you are negatively treated because of your background is psychologically damaging.
Optimism and pessimism can lead to poor decision making.
Once something bound up with other people, more recently 'happiness' is seen as something very individual. Has our dependence on each other during lockdown changed our sense of where happiness lies?
Whether it's cars passing nearby, a neighbour's blaring music or the constant drone of a lawnmower, the trouble with sound is that – unlike light – it can be hard to block out completely.
Working from home during lockdown reminded many of us of the benefits of office life. With a bit of imagination we could have the best of both worlds.