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This UK Company Is Loving Its Six-Hour Working Day Inspired By Sweden

A British company has shortened its working day from eight hours to six, inspired by a Scandinavian model aimed at boosting wellbeing and efficiency. Workers at Liverpool-based Agent Marketing say they feel more “refreshed” and “energised” since the work day was reduced, though some admit it felt “strange” to start with. The company is trialling…

What People Hate Most About Smartphone Culture: ‘The Expectation Of Being Constantly Available Makes Me Anxious’

Our mobile phones are well and truly part of our lives with the average person checking theirs every six and a half minutes. But that doesn’t necessarily mean our devices make us happy. In a recent Reddit thread, one user asked others to reveal what annoys them most about our current “smartphone culture”. The thread…

Four Pieces Of Advice The Self-Help Industry Tries To Peddle (But Which You Should Ignore)

Self-help books can sometimes be an oxymoron – the advice ends up being the least helpful thing you need during a crisis. That doesn’t mean they are all bad, or indeed, aren’t helpful. But it’s worth knowing what advice to take and what to disregard. Sarah Alexander, life coach and author of Spiritual Intelligence in…

WISE WORDS: Helen Lederer On Self-Belief, Dealing With Negativity And Switching Off From The World With The Help Of Chocolate

As a comedienne, actress, author, presenter, journalist, after-dinner speaker and yak farmer (ok we made that last one up), we wanted to know just how Helen Lederer manages to de-stress and find balance in her busy life, and what she’s learned along the way. MORE ‘WISE WORDS’: WISE WORDS: Robbie Savage On Ponytails And Dealing…

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