The science of why playing is good for adults

We all know that playtime is important for children. It is a vital part of early development and improves creativity, social skills, language, and imagination in young brains. But what about playing as an adult – is it still important?

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5 pillars of wellbeing and mental health

Research carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) found that there are five core pillars to supporting our wellbeing and mental health – these are known as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

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Reasons to ditch the gym and exercise outdoors

We are often told that getting back to nature is good for us. But why actually is that? It’s so important to understand just what an impact the most basic physical factors can have on our wellbeing. Factors like daylight, fresh air, and movement.

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Why filtering ourselves online is bad for wellbeing

We are all familiar with the concept of social media vs reality—bright shiny filters applied to our faces and lives to make them look glossier than they really are. But do we take things a step further?

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When jumping to conclusions leads to unconscious bias

Don’t judge a book by its cover, assumption is the mother of all F ups, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. So many phrases we frequently use but rarely manage to adhere to that all amount to the same thing; advice to look beneath the surface. Because what we see on the outside rarely reflects what someone is experiencing on the inside.

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Review of sexual wellbeing book ‘Come As You Are’

Come as You Are (Emily Nagoski) is essentially about female sexuality, and a bit of science, spelled out letter by letter in crayon for those of us who don’t have a PhD in Genius.

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