Dog owners are happier – it’s official

Those with a dog have 69 per cent more ‘meaningful’ interactions (one-to-ones which boost their overall mood) than those without. That's according to a study of 2,004 adults which also found dog owners benefit from the simple act of walking their canine chum. Nearly one in three (31 per cent) feel less lonely when they…

ShinyShiny snippets: Dyson launches bizarre face mask/headphones combo

Image: Dyson Wearing a face mask in public has gone from a peculiar sight to an everyday occurrence in the past two years, but people may still not be ready for Dyson’s latest invention. The company, better known for bagless vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, has unveiled a headset designed to purify…

How to Better Manage Your Life-Work Balance

Getting enough sleep is essential to improve your life-work balance No matter what job you have or the lifestyle you lead, many of us feel like we’re constantly juggling the two. To lead a great quality of life and enjoy every aspect, it’s all about balance. However, for many, work overrides…

How To Get Your Health Back On Track After Lockdown

COVID-19 hit fast and hard and disrupted lives everywhere. There was and still is a lot of uncertainty about how life looks and will look like in the future. One aspect that may have been impacted by the pandemic and lockdown is your health. You likely found yourself around the house more and unsure of…

2 in 3 SME owners put financial success ahead of mental health

Nearly two-thirds of SME business owners admit to ‘deprioritising’ their mental health in favour of financial success, according to research. A study of 500 SME owners found 63 per cent have overlooked their personal well-being due to the pressures of running a business. More than one in five (22 per cent) have sacrificed friendships in…

10 Habits You Should Practice Everyday

Not every habit is bad. There are a lot of habits we can practice that will make us better people, or keep us on track to living our best lives. Like any good habit, it takes time for it to stick and keeping at it over and over again will eventually make it part of…

Yoga, cycling and lifting weights make Brits happiest, claims survey

A study of 2,000 adults found the average person has a glow for up to an hour and 25 minutes after yoga, and one hour and 21 minutes after cycling. And lifting weights sees them feeling happy for an hour and 15 minutes. It also emerged adults believe they need to exercise for around 40…

4 in 10 Brits ‘never gone so long without holiday’

Four in 10 Brits said the past year is the longest they have ever gone without a holiday – taking an enormous toll on their overall mood and wellbeing. A study of 2,000 adults found that prior to the pandemic, they would have enjoyed a holiday or mini-break from their daily routine every four months.…

1 in 3 adults unhappy in current job, claims survey

A study of 2,000 workers found 32 per cent feel unhappy in their current job and 18 per cent are dissatisfied with their quality of life at work. Over the last 12 months, 64 per cent of the employees polled were based at home, resulting in 61 per cent of them working outside of their…

3 Ways To Help Your Mental Health In Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has been raging for almost a year now, but that doesn’t mean we have it all figured out. Around the world, government-ordered lockdowns have kept people indoors for the best part of a year, in order to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19 and save lives. No matter who you are or…