Social Media, Addiction and (un)Happiness

According to the World Happiness Report 2013, the term happiness is commonly used in two very distinctive ways. The first is to describe a combination of positive emotions felt at a specific moment in time (ie. ‘Were you happy yesterday?’).

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Productivity Suffocates Happiness

Hi, my name is Garrick and I’m hyper-productive. It’s been 6 minutes since I last achieved something and I’m afraid I’ll relapse at any moment. I know that I should take a break, but I can’t. I need to get sh!t

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The 4 Subtle Reasons People Don’t Like You

Certain people get under our skin. They may seem friendly and polite, yet for some unknown reason they rub us up the wrong way. Often it is because they display 4 subtle behaviours that trigger a response in our subconscious brain. This response tells us that the

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The Biggest Killers of Social Confidence

For a long time people believed that the key to building greater social confidence was building a stronger sense of self-esteem. And it makes sense, considering that self-esteem is how much we like ourselves. However, as far back as 2005,

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Snap out of Social Anxiety with these 3 Power Poses

It was too late, I had missed the quick draw and now my anxiety was about to take off. I was already stuck inside my head and was starting to talk myself out of the whole ordeal. She doesn’t look

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Sneaky Social Tip – Be infectious

As it turns out we unintentionally infect people with our emotions. Researcher Elaine Hatfield studies a phenomenon known as emotional contagion which describes how we automatically mimic other peoples body language to help us judge how they are feeling. By doing

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How to be ‘Cool’

Have you ever been in a social situation where your nervousness made you act a little strangely? Maybe you were overly conscious of your posture, the way you spoke or how you looked? To counter this self-consciousness you probably tried

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How to Buy Happiness in 3 Simple Steps

The old adage, you can’t buy happiness, might not be entirely accurate after all. While it is true that buying things to try and make ourselves happy is relatively ineffective, spending money can increase our overall sense of life satisfaction (the real type of

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Feeling Down? Me too…

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, we feel crappy. We wake up in a flat, apathetic mood, and no matter what we try, it refuses to go away. We force a smile, we chug a coffee, we eat Nutella toast – nothing works.

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Prevent Social Anxiety – The Quick Draw

‘You can’t let yourself get stuck inside your own head Dude. As soon as you start scripting it, its too late. Stop worrying about what you’re going to say and just walk over and introduce yourself. That’s it! The rest

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