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What Happens When You Take a Facebook Break – Happiness Article

For a healthier and happier life, you might try to quit something: sugar, gossiping, hitting the snooze button. These days, many people have directed their self-improvement energy at trying to quit social media, at least temporarily. I decided to join them. On Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m., I embarked on my own Facebook and Instagram sabbatical—for research purposes, of course. Admittedly, I was curious how I’d spend the extra time—and whether all the curly hair gurus I follow were…

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The Deep Fear That Makes Us Turn to Mister Rogers – Happiness Article

I’ve spent a lot of time with Mister Rogers over the last three years as I researched and wrote my book about his life and faith. Throughout, I have been fascinated by the question of why we keep summoning him forth from memory. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Sony Pictures Releasing premiered on November 22, 2019. For decades, we have recalled Fred whenever something terrible happened in our world, sharing his comforting words and image on social media.…

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Black Friday: when is it and what deals on courses are coming? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Amber RolfeBlack Friday is coming… Want to make the most of your money this Black Friday? We’ve got you covered. With a wide range of courses expected to go on offer, and discounts of up to 80%, 2019 could be the year you finally learn something new (yes, 11 months in still counts). Here’s everything we know about our biggest courses sale, and what to expect when the time comes: When is it? Black Friday is on Friday 29th November – but the…

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Top companies hiring September 2019 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Michael ChearyOK, so we can’t help improve the weather this month… But we can help you love Mondays.Not only do we have over 250,000 opportunities live on the site right now, but with more than 5,000 brand new roles added every single day, there’s something out there to suit everyone. Even if you’re just looking to get your student loan paid off before you start work.To help keep your career options bright, here are just a few of the…

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What Are the Solutions to Political Polarization? – Happiness Article

What drives political polarization? Is it simply disagreement over the great issues of the day? Not necessarily. Recent research by the More in Common Foundation found that more than three-fourths of Americans support both stricter gun laws and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought here as children. Roughly the same number of Americans agree “that our differences are not so great that we cannot come together.” Are they right? Advertisement X Oct. 10-12, 2019: Greater Good Institute for…

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Top companies hiring June 2019 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Amber RolfeAh June, the month of wondering whether it’s warm enough to wear shorts … Hint: it’s probably not. But whilst you can’t always rely on a good British summer, you can rely on us to give you over 270,000 jobs to choose from, from thousands of the UK’s biggest and best brands. And what better way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday than with a brand new job? Let’s face it, it’s what she would want.To help get you…

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When You Should Help Your Coworkers—and When to… – Happiness Article

When was the last time you helped a colleague at work? Helping in the workplace can take various forms—for example, training an intern, comforting a colleague in distress, or taking on extra work to complete a team project. If your organization has a competitive work culture—or if you’re anything like the 35 percent of working Americans who feel overwhelmed by their workload—helping others in the workplace may not be at the top of your priority list. However, research suggests that…

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In a Divided World, We Need to Choose Empathy – Happiness Article

As I dialed the number, my palms began to sweat. The person on the other end wasn’t a loan officer or angry lawyer; he was an old friend and we were about to catch up. This should all be mildly pleasant but was instead nerve-wracking. You see, I had reached out to him because we had a problem.  Over the years, my friend’s politics and my own had taken incompatible turns. On social media, I saw him growing reactionary; he…

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