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Grit may be more important to success than talent — here's how to get it

When it comes to getting ahead, a concept called grit might be an important part of achieving your goals.<p>Grit is a trait that's a mix of passion and perseverance, and it might have more to do with success than talent alone.<p>Angela Duckworth, the researcher who came up with the scientific definition …

Living Danishly: 6 hacks for a happier life

What does the happiest country in the world know that the rest of us don't? Author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell, reveals why people …

Happiness

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Home, sweet home: how to combat the ‘indoor pollution’ of scented candles

Air fresheners and cleaning products release chemicals that are harmful in enclosed spaces. But houseplants could help cut the risks<p>The last bits of tinsel are down and the fairy lights are back in hibernation. With the dark, cold nights here for a while, there is no better time to light up those …

Pollution

Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice<p>Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. …

Education

A Wharton professor discovered a lazy way to stop procrastinating

No willpower or discipline necessary. It's backed by scientific research and even has a cool name: "temptation bundling."<p>And oddly enough, it all starts with "The Hunger Games." Seriously ...<p>How Katniss killed procrastination<p>Katherine Milkman loves audiobooks. Especially the "Hunger Games" series. …