Can my friend Claudio get your office into a samba for Blue Monday

I have been blessed with many good friends, and am particularly proud to know Claudio kron Brazil. He’s a Brazilian drummer from Yorkshire. He is now leading a nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to use everyday office items to create their own office samba bands to help beat the Blue Monday blues on ‘the most depressing day of […]

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Twixtmas is here! Give yourself a 5 day ‘happiness workout’

Twixtmas is here! You can transform your personal happiness by doing a five-day work out during the Twixtmas break between the Christmas and New Year holidays. By following some easy-to-do ‘happiness work-out’ tips devised by Professor Richard Wiseman, you can make yourself happier, be more optimistic, and even exercise more. The binge happiness five day […]

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Our ‘broken society’ needs a ‘Peter Beardsley’ and a ‘Waddle’

Talk of the UK being a ‘broken society’ makes me angry. A failure to put things in perspective may cost us dearly, economically, socially, emotionally – and creatively. Prior to the recent ‘highly localised riots in three main English conurbations’ I wrote a blog about how, on an individual level, if you want to achieve […]

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Tedia Studies: why boredom is good for your creativity

My call for a new subject of ‘Tedia Studies’ to prepare students for the inevitable mundanities of life has deepened after reading a new major academic text, on boredom. Yes, wake up! The book was about boredom and this blog piece is highlighting how boredom can be good for your creativity. In his new text […]

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Happiness: the need for learned helpfulness

Can you believe it? Apparently, people who live in places considered to be the happiest are more likely to take their own lives, according to new research. The phenomenon is caused by what is called ‘relative comparisons’ – your happiness is determined by how you perceive your satisfaction according to others. […]

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