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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 deconstruct the world | Psyche

Thinkers and theories

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How to deconstruct the world

Don’t believe everything you hear, read and watch. To puncture received ideas about culture, start thinking like Jacques Derrida

by Peter Salmon

How to experience more wow | Psyche

Wonder and the sublime

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How to experience more wow

Awe might seem an unobtainable luxury to many but, with the right approach, you can enjoy it daily – no mountain required

by Summer Allen

How to be excellent | Psyche

Virtues and vices

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How to be excellent

Plato and Aristotle can help you resist conventional worldly success, direct your energy and find your own highest calling

by Benjamin Studebaker

How to have more meaningful conversations | Psyche

Conversation

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How to have more meaningful conversations

Be brave enough to share, kind enough to listen, and you can escape the shallows of small talk to dive deep with another

by Lucy Foulkes

How to think like a detective | Psyche

Thinking and intelligence

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How to think like a detective

The best detectives seem to have almost supernatural insight, but their cognitive toolkit is one that anybody can use

by Ivar Fahsing

How to calm your inner storm | Psyche

Difficult emotions

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How to calm your inner storm

When your emotions become too painful and overwhelming, regain control using skills from dialectical behaviour therapy

by Sheri Van Dijk

How to motivate yourself to change | Psyche

Change and self-development

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How to motivate yourself to change

Change is hard, but it’s possible. Use motivational interviewing techniques to build your confidence, and take the plunge

by Angela Wood & Ralph Wood

How to save yourself another pointless guilt trip | Psyche

Shame and guilt

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How to save yourself another pointless guilt trip

Just because you feel guilty doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong. Relax the rules you live by and set yourself free

by Aziz Gazipura

How to laugh more | Psyche

Laughter and comedy

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How to laugh more

You don’t have to wait to be amused, there are ways to train yourself to enjoy the ‘cheap medicine’ of laughter every day

by Freda Gonot-Schoupinsky

How to learn a language (and stick at it) | Psyche

Learning and education

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How to learn a language (and stick at it)

Forget about fluency and how languages are taught at school: as an adult learner you can take a whole new approach

by John Gallagher