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The importance of curiosity

I really think that curiosity is one of the most under-estimated beneficial mind sets. Cultivating curiosity is a way to enjoy your life more and do your bit in creating a better world for us all. It has benefits for you personally and for those you know and even for the rest of the world.

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5 powerful evidence-based ways to overcome your stress

We all know what stress is, but what can we do about it? There’s lots of ideas out there but are they backed up by solid research? Here are 5 simple but powerful stress reduction techniques that are: 1. Black Tea Soothes Away Stress Many people reach for a cuppa when they’re stressed. In many countries people will be offered tea after a shock or bad news. Research from University College London found that people recovered more quickly from every day stress when they drank black tea than when they drank a placebo. The  black tea has an effect on stress hormone levels in the body. 2. Volunteer to Beat stress Barbara R. Edwards, MD, MPH says: “One of the most surprisingly effective ways to enhance happiness and decrease stress is through volunteer work — that’s why I promote the idea that volunteering and being of service is a terrific way to improve your quality of life, and the lives of those in your community.” Volunteering can reduce your blood pressure, make you grateful for …

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