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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 change your self-limiting beliefs | Psyche

Change and self-development

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How to change your self-limiting beliefs

Let Descartes, Kant and other philosophers help you view the world through a more positive filter and you’ll bloom

by Rebecca Roache

How to thrive after leaving your religion | Psyche

Change and self-development

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How to thrive after leaving your religion

It can be distressing, but liberating too. Use these tips from clinical practice and personal experience to emerge stronger

by Micah Rees

How to have less stuff | Psyche

Home

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How to have less stuff

Do your possessions hold too much power over you? Learn to regain control – and benefit your wallet and the planet

by Melissa Norberg

How to explore ethical non-monogamy | Psyche

Sex and sexuality

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How to explore ethical non-monogamy

Before enjoying the freedoms of a more open relationship, get a handle on the practical and emotional complexities ahead

by Meg Wilson

How to be useless | Psyche

Meaning and the good life

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How to be useless

Follow the Daoist way – reclaim your life and happiness by letting go of the need to produce, strive or serve a purpose

by Helen De Cruz & Pauline Lee

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 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 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 cope with an existential crisis | Psyche

Meaning and the good life

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How to cope with an existential crisis

Has the world gone grey? Are you wondering what life is for? Kierkegaard’s philosophy could help you rediscover your zing

by Skye C Cleary

How to think about pleasure | Psyche

Virtues and vices

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How to think about pleasure

Weirdly hard to define, much less to feel OK about it, pleasure is a tricky creature. Can philosophy help us lighten up?

by Sam Dresser