Happiness expert Dr Andy Cope tells us why it pays to make others happy

Jul 18 2019

Happiness expert Dr Andy Cope tells us why it pays to make others happy in this blog.

We can pretend that males and females are the same, but they’re actually not. Males are endowed with physical strength. Guys were designed to chase and wrestle with warthogs, drag the carcass home and, crucially, know which was home. Females can do those things too, but with smaller warthogs, and the way home might be less clear. Sometimes left and right get confused. But evolution has compensated by giving the female of the species a whole load of emotional superpowers. Generally speaking, females have less physical strength but a finely honed ability to ‘tune in’ to emotions as well as mastery of the dark art of understanding the meaning of what hasn’t been said.

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Kids’ Books that will stand the test of time – Roundup 2019

Apr 25 2019

As a qualified book worm, every year I attend various events where authors and publishers present their latest releases. Here’s my favourite selection of kids’ books recently showcased by Penguin Random House that will stand the test of time. Do you agree?

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Ideas to create a story corner for a memorable bedtime experience

Mar 30 2019

Let’s face it. The pace of our life is super-fast. These days parents lead very, very busy lives and are constantly juggling work and home duties. Things like reading bedtime stories are often not considered a priority. This is why the childhood tradition of storytelling before bed is in serious peril. Parents are not making the time to read to their children at the end of the working day and stop that practice when they become independent readers, even if the child isn’t ready to lose their bedtime story.

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