Positive Psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, mindfulness, and personal strength

Discover the simple techniques to help experience deeper joy, cheerful contentment, and long-term happiness

It’s often said that happiness is a choice: You can either choose to be happy or choose to be sad, stressed, or anxious.

But simply choosing happiness doesn’t always make it so. Many times, you can’t simply force a smile and make believe that everything is coming up roses.

Thankfully, there are much more effective ways, based squarely on research-proven Positive Psychology strategies and concrete techniques that can help you deal effectively with life’s challenges and attain long-term happiness.

That’s why the health experts at Harvard Medical School have created the all-new Positive Psychology Course — the exclusive interactive resource that helps you apply the same tools that are widely used by mental health professionals to help treat a variety of condition, from stress, anxiety and anger to coping with grief and loss.

Step-by-step, Harvard’s Positive Psychology Course will give you strategies to build happier, more positive lifestyle. Enroll today and you’ll discover how to…

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How metacognition, thinking about thinking, can help improve your life

Metacognition, thinking about how you think, has been shown to help students improve their grades. Stanford University researchers published a new study that outlines a 15-minute thinking hack that led to an average improvement of one third of a letter grade for the participants.

The research stems from the insight that while many resources are provided by educational institutions, students don’t always know how to use them effectively. Patricia Chen, a postdoctoral research fellow who led the study, hypothesized that if students were made more self-reflective about how they approach their studies and the available resources, they could do better.

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‘Loss of pleasure’ found in teen sleep study

Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements. Negative mood is not unusual in adolescence, but lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing anhedonia (or loss of pleasure), anxiety, anger and significantly increasing the risk of depression, a global study of more than 350,000 teens shows.

Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements.

Negative mood is not unusual in adolescence, but lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing anhedonia (or loss of pleasure), anxiety, anger and significantly increasing the risk of depression, a global study of more than 350,000 teens shows.

The results just published in Sleep Medicine Reviews connects less sleep with a 55% increased chance of mood deficits and double the risk of reduced positive mood.

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Looking for fun ideas to homeschool your kids or grandkids during lockdown? We have an idea for you!

The deadline for the ISF & UNESCO global storytelling competition has been extended to 31 May. And it’s now open to ALL 12- to 18-year-olds worldwide!

Write 250 to 500 words (in English or French) on the theme: “Once upon a time in my future…”

We need you to help spread the word! Share this post with your children, grandchildren, their friends, and teachers.

And remember the winners will have their stories published in a special hardcover edition as well as attend a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

With so much of the world in lockdown, what better time to reflect on what might be?

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Coronavirus: 100 cursos online gratuitos de Harvard para fazer durante a quarentena

A Universidade de Harvard liberou mais de 100 cursos online gratuitos e você pode fazer durante a quarentena do Coronavirus

A Universidade de Harvard é uma instituição privada de educação, pesquisa e disseminação do conhecimento, com sede na cidade de Cambridge, nos EUA. Seu nome é sinônimo de qualidade e respeito no meio acadêmico, sendo considerada uma das melhores universidades do mundo. Você irá dar um UP na sua carreira, mesmo com o Coronavirus.

E liberou mais de 100 cursos gratuitos em sua plataforma de ensino online. Se você quer impulsionar sua carreira e carimbar mais conhecimentos no currículo, aproveite esta oportunidade.

Com a pandemia do Coronavirus no Brasil, a metodologia de ensino a distância se torna a única forma segura de continuar estudando, além de contar com toda a flexibilidade em relação ao tempo diário de estudo.

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Yoga in schools has ‘profound impact’ on behaviour

A project taking yoga classes into schools has helped children with social and emotional challenges, according to a head teacher.

The classes at Reedham Primary in Norfolk have been aimed at children with a range of special needs, including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The yoga teachers concentrate on techniques that promote a sense of calm and the trial has said to have given the children the ability to manage behaviour and respond to stress, anxiety and depression.

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