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Practical know-how that you can use in your own life, written by experts from a wide array of disciplines
How to make a difficult decision | Psyche

Decision-making and attention

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How to make a difficult decision

It’s tempting but unwise to delay important choices. Grasp the nettle by using both systematic checklists and gut instinct

by Joseph Bikart

How to connect with your grandchildren | Psyche

Parenting and families

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How to connect with your grandchildren

You have a joyous opportunity to support the next generation. Be yourself, be firm but fair, and bond through tradition

by Jill Lawson

How to know what you really want | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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How to know what you really want

From career choices to new purchases, use René Girard’s mimetic theory to resist the herd and forge your own path in life

by Luke Burgis

How to be a good friend to an Autistic person | Psyche

Neurodiversity

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How to be a good friend to an Autistic person

Autistic and non-autistic people see the social world differently. But openness and empathy can foster a valuable bond

by Abby Sesterka & Erin Bulluss

How to rest well | Psyche

Pleasures and pastimes

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How to rest well

Taking a break isn’t lazy – learning to recharge is a skill that will allow you to enjoy a more creative, sustainable life

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

How to talk about sexual desires | Psyche

Sex and sexuality

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How to talk about sexual desires

It’s not always easy to open up about sex. But letting a partner in on your wants and fantasies can strengthen your bond

by Sarah Hunter Murray

How to perform well under pressure | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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How to perform well under pressure

Ditch the tough talk, it won’t help. Instead cultivate your mental flexibility so you can handle whatever comes your way

by Josephine Perry

How to think about weird things | Psyche

Thinking and intelligence

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How to think about weird things

From discs in the sky to faces in toast, learn to weigh evidence sceptically without becoming a closed-minded naysayer

by Stephen Law

How to maintain a healthy brain | Psyche

Mind and brain

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How to maintain a healthy brain

Adopt these lifestyle changes and you will not only sharpen your mind today but also reduce your risk of dementia later on

by Kailas Roberts

How Chinese philosophy can help you parent | Psyche

Parenting and families

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How Chinese philosophy can help you parent

Confucianism and Daoism suggest ways to guide your children toward meaning and fulfilment rather than wealth and prestige

by Erin Cline