Nov 22
Getting to Grips with the UK’s Well-being

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May 28
Iceland – the Happiest Country?

As with any happiness or life satisfaction league table, who comes top depends on exactly what’s being measured and how. In this article by The Observer journalist John Carlin, Iceland is referred to as the happiest country in the world. How can this be? We all know that it’s Denmark! Carlin’s conclusion is based on […]

Mar 19
The Cost of Ill-health and Happiness

The cost of ill-health to the British economy is a staggering £103 billion a year according to a recent report from Professor Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work. This article from today’s spiked suggests that the government’s attempts to get the unemployed back to work by e.g. re-branding “Incapacity Benefit” as “Employment […]

Oct 29
Why you should be bad at something

Over the past couple of months I’ve written many times about the benefits of focussing on your strengths (e.g. here and here); most Positive Psychology literature (unsurprisingly) concentrates on what’s good about using a strengths-based approach and mentions very little in the way of the downsides. I’ve come across the phrase “overusing strengths”, but that’s […]

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