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New year resolutions: why your brain isn’t wired to stick to them – and what to do instead
New year, new resolutions. It is that time once again. A recent survey shows that almost 58% of the UK population intended to make a new year’s resolution in 2023, which is approximately 30 million adults. More than a quarter of these resolutions will be about making more money, personal improvement and losing weight.
Going home for the holidays? How to navigate conflict and deal with difficult people
The holiday season is upon us and for many that means all the tension that comes with it. This time of year can be a minefield of uncomfortable moments, disagreement and outright conflict. It’s no wonder many young people are apprehensive about returning home for the holidays after living far away.
Dreading seeing COVID conspiracy-spreading relatives this Christmas? Here’s why you may have ignored their misinformation in the family group chat all year
Christmas is just around the corner and though it’s time to enjoy the family coming together, you may be dreading seeing that one relative that can’t help but bring up COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
Procrastination: the cognitive biases that enable it – and why it’s sometimes useful
Are you procrastinating? I am. I have been delaying writing this article for the last few days even though I knew I had a deadline. I have scrolled through social media, and I have gone down a rabbit hole looking up houses on Rightmove – even though I do not need a new house.
Emotional labour: what it is – and why it falls to women in the workplace and at home
Have you ever been asked to make a cup of tea for your colleagues in the workplace? A recent survey commissioned by Samsung of around 2,000 employees in the UK showed that this is about three times more likely to happen to you if you are a woman.