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    • Get Happy: Introduction to Happiness

    • By: Michelle Gielan, Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this five-part series, US happiness expert and positive psychologist Michelle Gielan and British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman explore ways to become truly happier, backed up by scientific evidence. Bringing their own unique and counter-balanced personalities to proceedings they ask questions such as: what is happiness? Can we make ourselves happier? And why is everyone talking about mindfulness? Michelle and Oliver tackle these questions with the help of some of the world’s leading experts on the subjects and at the end of each episode, Michelle leads the listener through a quick and easy practical exercise that has been shown to increase happiness. Listeners will be left with a genuine takeaway from each episode and encouraged to explore the topics further and take their own steps towards a happier life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overview

    • By Pavol P. on 23-11-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Why Are We So Angry?

    • And What Is It Doing to the World?
    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why is everyone so angry nowadays, and what is it doing to the world? In the developed world we live in a blessed epoch, a time and a place where life has never been better. Infant mortality has been all but abolished, we have greater personal choice than ever before, we have access to technology that would have been seen as the stuff of science fiction little more than a decade ago. We are safer and wealthier than at any time in human history. So why are we so damn angry about everything? 

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Addicted to Busy

    • Why Life Has Got So Hectic
    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There's a ritual of the modern workplace - one you've heard and most likely indulged in yourself. It's the call and response we go through when you ask a workmate how they're doing: 'Busy!' 'So busy.' It is pretty obviously a boast disguised as a complaint. And our simultaneously grim and half chuckled reply comes as a kind of congratulation: 'Ha, better than the opposite.' When did we start doing that? As if he didn't have enough to do, Oliver Burkeman explores this epidemic of busyness to reveal that it may not be what it at first seems. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting ... and enlightening.

    • By CC on 09-11-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Power of Negative Thinking

    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oliver Burkeman explores the virtues of negativity and shows how it can be a surprisingly powerful route to joy, success and satisfaction. 

    Regular price: £9.99