March 20, 2018

Today is the UN’s International Day of Happiness. It’s the 5th ever IDoH and a fantastic day to raise awareness of the fact that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.

We at Young Happy Minds have advocated thi...

July 17, 2017

 Another week, another happiness Q&A! 

This time we caught up with Michael Plant, who is completing a PhD in Happiness at the University of Oxford and is also the founder of a happiness app- Hippo

Sam: To you, what is happiness?

Michael: I think happiness is the sa...

Are you familiar with Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book? The story about the little boy who is brought up in the jungle by a pack of wolves, a black panther and a chubby bear?

 

Then you might have noticed that there is a new film version out in the movie theatres t...

April 22, 2016

 

My name's Emma I'm 18 and this is one of my little happiness hacks to help when times get a little bit tough.  

 

 

Spring cleaning is not something I can say I typically do, I might hoover once a month and god knows the last time I cleaned the windows. I’m quite a...

March 19, 2016

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My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the last post in the series on what being gra...

March 17, 2016

Hello!

 

My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the seventh post of a short series on what bei...

March 17, 2016

Hello!

 

My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the sixth post of a short series on what being...

March 16, 2016

Hello!

 

My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the fifth post of a short series on what being...

March 15, 2016

Hello!

 

My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the fourth post of a short series on what bein...

March 14, 2016

Hello!

 

My name’s Emma (18) and I’m taking part in the Being Grateful experiment. The idea is to spend a few minutes every day for a week to think about what you’re grateful for and see the difference that can make. This is the third post of a short series on what being...

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HAPPINESS CAN BE LEARNT. JOIN THE RIDE!
 
Oh yes, difficult times will always come. There are also no quick fix to eternal happiness (too bad), but research shows that although our general mood levels and well-being are partially determined by factors like genetics and upbringing,
 
"roughly 40 percent of our happiness is within our control."
 
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