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How to be lucky | Psyche

Creativity

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How to be lucky

Most of us think that luck just happens (or doesn’t) but everyone can learn to look for the unexpected and find serendipity

by Christian Busch

How to make friends as an adult | Psyche

Friendship

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How to make friends as an adult

Friendships give us so much. Be bold, take the initiative, and you’ll be surprised how many people are pleased to connect

by Marisa G Franco

How to read more books | Psyche

Habits and routines

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How to read more books

Modern life can feel too frantic for books. Use these habit-building strategies to carve out time for the joy of reading

by Christian Jarrett

How to have a difficult conversation | Psyche

Conflict and conflict resolution

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How to have a difficult conversation

Avoidance will only foster more conflict. Aim for a shared understanding with these techniques from an expert mediator

by Adar Cohen

How to foster ‘shoshin’ | Psyche

Thinking and intelligence

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How to foster ‘shoshin’

It’s easy for the mind to become closed to new ideas. Cultivating a beginner’s mind helps us rediscover the joy of learning

by Christian Jarrett

How to be resilient | Psyche

Emotion regulation

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How to be resilient

Life is unpredictable. Brace yourself with a suite of coping mechanisms, internal and external, then deploy them flexibly

by Selda Koydemir

How to engage with life when you feel down | Psyche

Depression

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How to engage with life when you feel down

Withdrawing from activities you enjoy is both a product and cause of low mood. Break the cycle with behavioural activation

by Lucy Foulkes

How to speak in public | Psyche

Communication

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How to speak in public

Public speaking can feel like an ordeal, but take a lesson from the ancients: it’s a skill you can develop like any other

by John Bowe

How to enjoy coffee | Psyche

Food and drink

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How to enjoy coffee

Smooth like chocolate or fruity like a berry, coffee has as many tastes as wine or beer – you just need to know your beans

by Jessica Easto

How to be angry | Psyche

Anger

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How to be angry

Anger is a fuel that’s dangerous when out of control. But managed well, it can energise you to identify and confront problems

by Ryan Martin