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Meditation Helped Me Survive An Egyptian Jail, Says Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste

Meditation and running up to 10km a day in a narrow corridor helped Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste survive his 400 days in prison in Egypt. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the Australian journalist said he released he needed to “keep fit” physically, spiritually, and mentally, and began a Masters course, writing essays with…

Wellbeing Study Shows Believing You Have Unlimited Willpower Could Make You Happier

People who think they have unlimited willpower are likely to be happier, a new study has shown. Researchers found that those who believe they have increased willpower have a greater chance of feeling content with their lives and experience higher levels of wellbeing. Meanwhile those who feel they have less willpower are likely to feel…

Unplugged Weekends And Device-Free Bedrooms: This Is What Digital Detox Means In 2015

[Picture: Thomas Barwick via Getty Images] There’s no denying that many of us are overwhelmingly obsessed with technology. Nearly half of adults are “completely hooked” to their smartphones, a recent report from Ofcom revealed. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds (61%) of under 24s are addicted to their devices and almost half (49%) check their phone within five…

Formerly Convicted Women Get Makeovers To Help Them Transition From Prison To The Community

A group of formerly convicted women were given a confidence boost on Thursday when some talented stylists gave them a makeover. The Fortune Society – a charity that helps people re-entering society from prison – has been working with MAC cosmetics for the past three years. Stylists and makeup artists from the company gave 30…