Diane Matthews

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6 Ways to Love Your Life More

Many of us are unhappy in their lives. We believe that if only we earned more money, were thinner, were married (or single), had more friends, then we would be happy. What we fail to realize is that lasting happiness doesn't come from anything outside of ourselves, nor does it just happen for some …

The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

Aviation

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

Good Love Should Hurt Like Hell: Sam Russo’s Heartbreaking Happiness

The English songwriter writes crushingly bleak songs, even when life is going well.<p>I was a bit starstruck the first time I met Sam Russo. I’m not sure why. I don’t typically get so around warehouse workers from sleepy English towns like Haverhill, a small market city 20 miles outside Cambridge and …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

This man knows the secret to happiness: the small stuff

Can you make yourself happy by ignoring tired narratives and changing your behaviour? Paul Dolan thinks so.<p>Dolan is professor of behavioural science …

Happiness