Is Boredom the New Key to Happiness?

Boredom is on the rise. Generation X feels boredom more than Boomers. Generation Z, more than Millennials. But researchers are finding some surprising benefits to boredom.

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Generation X Parenting: How Much Therapy Will Your Kids Need?

Generation X Parenting, with all its helicoptering, participation awards and parenting-by-negotiation, is falling out of favour. Did we get it wrong?

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Four Proven Tips for Anger Management

Sudden Onset Grumpy Old Fart syndrome can be tough on sufferers and those around them. This is the story of how I overcame anger. It’s a survival story – with fart jokes.

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Try Our 6-Point Self-Help Checklist: Is Your Life on Track?

Congratulations Generation X, you’re halfway through life. Might be time to pull the hood and do a midlife service. Try our 6-Point Self-Help Checklist to see if your life is on track.

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How to Make Peace When Generational Warfare Breaks Out

How two unsuspecting Generation X parents found themselves at war with their two Generation Z kids, and the surprising approach they took to bring peace…

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The Four New Secrets to Happiness*

You tried self help and your life still looks like it always has? Traditional self help is useless in the Brave-emoji New World we live in. We need self help tailored for the #moreblessedthanyou modern era. Fortunately, the new secrets to happiness are right in front of us.

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Do You Need a Will? Don’t Die Wondering.

Thought much about dying? Not the bit where the piano falls on your head (or squashes you mid coitus – more on that later), the bit afterwards where your loving family tears itself apart in a bare-knuckle fight over your mortal estate. Here’s how to avoid the drama when you finally tap out. Read More…

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Mum, If I’m So Special Why Aren’t I Rich?

Remember when mum used to say you could be anyone you wanted to be? How’d that turn out for you? Here’s what mum didn’t tell you (and how to fix it)…

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Crush Fear the Skydiver Way

Skydivers know they don’t have time to think when they’re spinning under a malfunctioning parachute, soiling themselves and crying for their mums. So they don’t even try. Here’s how they beat fear and find their inner action hero.

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Gen X, We Need to Talk About Euthanasia

When respected scientist Dr David Goodnall flew across the world to end his 104-year-old life, he sent a powerful message: my life, my right to die. Advances in longevity will mean our kids will routinely live as long as Goodnall. In the meantime, we need to talk about euthanasia.

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How to Have an Epiphany

Ever had an epiphany? A moment when something you heard or saw or thought changed your life? These Hall of Fame moments are as rare as finding true love (after those other ‘true’ loves tanked), overcoming adversity and finding a park in front of the post office. But what if you could induce epiphanies?

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Will We Survive Artificial Intelligence?

That’s right, fuck artificial intelligence too. (Mum, if I go missing start a revolution and come free me from the Computer Overlord’s human battery pack. Pull out the giant plug. No, the giant one. There’s only one plug, mum. Oh, forget it).

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Fuck Robots and the Self-Driving Horse They Rode in On

Okay, we got it. The robots are coming and we’re all fucked. Now, can we ease up with the desperate warnings of killer robots rising up to enslave humankind? In this two-part post, we throw a little cold water on the panic merchants, and advocate Douglas Adams’ ever-sage advice: Don’t Panic.

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Where Next for Generation X?

Where next for Generation X? Surely, we just need to look at our Baby Boomer parents to see what’s in store for us – after all, they’re us in 20 years right? Turns out there are some powerful forces (no, not Putin or Zuckerberg or The Dark Side; think social and technological) at play that may be steering us towards a different future.

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Who is Generation X?

It wasn’t easy growing up Gen X; ‘rocking out’ to Wham, flapping around in parachute pants, pretending you cared what happened on 90210. Stuck between Baby Boomer parents and Millennial kids, Gen Xers have matured into a new, less blow-dried, set of challenges. And some sweet ass benefits too…

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Four Things to do Before you See a Financial Adviser

Good financial advisers are worth their weight in gold, which is about what they charge. Do these four things to make sure you get your money’s worth.

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