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Psychologies November 2016 - Sleep Easy

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In partnership with NOW Live Events, we’re offering two workshops: business innovator, David Pearl, tells us how to find fresh answers to problems right on our doorsteps, and yoga coach, Salema Veliu, shows us how to live, learn and love
Love, home and family are woven through this month’s selection of captivating new reads…
Vanessa King from Action for Happiness recommends The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg to help us carve out positive patterns
INTERVIEW
Award-winning actress Emily Blunt tells us why her Hollywood career isn’t as important to her as being close to her loved ones, and why playing flawed heroines is appealing
FEATURES
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There is a lot more to the Danish art of cosy than interior design – it’s a philosophy for better living. Andréa Childs uncovers its secrets
Meet our new columnist, bestselling author and businesswoman Sháá Wasmund MBE, who’s here to help us focus on all things entrepreneurial. Want to set up your own business? Read on!
Our Associate Editor, Elizabeth Heathcote, explains how her journey to literary success has been punctuated by some important life lessons
The comedian and president of the British Humanist Association has written a novel, Nina Is Not OK, and recently finished a run of her new stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival... and there’s wisdom in those wisecracks
Ever inspired by the magic of colour, Farrow & Ball’s creative consultant, Joa Studholme, loves painting her rooms in new and refreshing shades
Our award-winning coach Kim Morgan meets a woman who is trying to be everything to everybody
Kate Beahan has long learned the power of no. Lorien Haynes is a yes person. We asked them to spend a month living opposite to their customary way
Every month, Oliver Burkeman invites you to improve your work life
Few of us will avoid emotional hurt at some point in our lives. Here, three people talk about the lessons they have learned, and how they are managing to live well after their heartbreaks
Our agony aunt Mary Fenwick offers a new perspective on whatever is troubling you
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THE DOSSIER
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THE RETREAT
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