How to Get a Teen Room Tidy

Generation X Parenting: How to Get a Teen Room Tidy When Maggie and I pushed through the door into our Gen Z’s teen room, our jaws dropped. We were slapped by an odour of festering half-eaten snack food, rancid shoes and gym gear pushed beyond the limits of hygiene. Not a single item of clothing…

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Is Generation X Happy?

Let’s dive straight into this. Is Generation X happy or not?  Brutal truth: Happiness is an ideal. By definition, it’s unachievable. Wait! Don’t jump off the building just yet. There’s more to it than that. Am I Happy Yet? Happiness is surprisingly complex. See for yourself:   Fact: You can be happy instantly by devouring a…

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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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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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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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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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