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Women (and men) don't enjoy the full wellbeing benefits of flexible working

Dr Dan Wheatley of Nottingham Trent University looks at the untapped opportunities to improve the wellbeing of both sexes through flexible working

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The article analyses data from Understanding Society and the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), both funded by ESRC

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The secret to a happy marriage? Saying 'thank you'

The secret to a happy marriage? Saying 'thank you' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists at Georgia University found gratitude and believing that partner values you, directly influences how you behave in your marriage, as well as your levels of commitment.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey 

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Is this the secret to a lasting marriage?

Is this the secret to a lasting marriage? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers in Canada found happily married women were more sensitive to their husband’s unexpected positive emotions than to their negative ones.
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The research cited in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Having children later makes parents happy

Children can be a source of delight, and then in the next moment leave their parents feeling completely exasperated. Thus, the answers to the question of whether having children leads to happiness have varied.

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Switching to public transport or cycling/walking to get to work might help shed the pounds

Switching from driving to work to using public transport, walking, or cycling might help commuters shed weight within a couple of years, suggests research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 

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The findings discussed in this article were based on responses from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Commuters who walk, cycle or take transit likelier to shed some extra flab

A new study has suggested that switching from driving to work to using public transport, walking, or cycling might help commuters shed weight within a couple of years. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey,

based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight

Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Using public transport, cycling or walking, instead of driving to work, could help people shed pounds, a new study has found.

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Article cites the ESRC British Household Panel Survey based at the University of Essex

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Sunny days make British office workers sad

Sunny days make British office workers sad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After millennia of coping with grey clouds, sleet, fog and other “bad” weather, humans have learned to cope. Happiness is not correlated to whether the sun is shining, according to research.

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You need to get out more

You need to get out more | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whether you call it ‘ecotherapy’ or just ‘going for a nice walk in the countryside’, reconnecting with the natural world makes us both healthier and happier

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

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Sickness and health between men and women

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says

Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to new research, couples who were also best friends experienced the most happiness in life, while married people were in general happier than unmarried ones.

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Married couples are happier than singles says new study

Married couples are happier than singles says new study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Married couples are happier than single people, especially those who say they married their best friend, says a new study.

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Midlife crisis got you down? Marriage might help you get through it

Midlife crisis got you down? Marriage might help you get through it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research concludes that not only are those who marry happier than single people, but the positive effects of marriage extend into the long term
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EHolland's curator insight, January 13, 2015 4:35 AM

Highlights a positive effect that marriage has on people

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Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage

Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers found that in a long term marriage, women worry and become sad and frustrated. Men, however, simply get frustrated.

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based at the ISER

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Too few available men with enough education in USA? A cross-national comparison

Over the past several decades, marriage rates have fallen dramatically in the U.S. Many believe that a shortage of 'marriageable' men is the primary culprit.

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8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research

8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Give five hugs a day, spend time with friends and spend money on someone else, to name but three things.

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Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older

Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Evidence shows lone mothers suffer from poorer health on average than women with partners. But the situation isn't as clear cut as this might suggest.
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Could spending pounds on better infrastructure shave Ibs of the nation's waistline?

Switching from public transport to travelling to work by car is associated with an average weight gain of one kilo per person.

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The findings in the study are based on responses to the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

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Commute using a cycle to arrive at workplace stress-free, research says

Commute using a cycle to arrive at workplace stress-free, research says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study has suggested that those who want to arrive stress-free at work should commute using a cycle instead of cars or any other means of transport.

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How city trees, related vegetation reduce pollution, improve health

How city trees, related vegetation reduce pollution, improve health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The National Arbor Day Foundation has a simple app that allows visitors to see how a city changes as it adds tree cover and other vegetation. Using a little sliding tool, one can gradually change the illustration from one with few trees to one with abundant trees. The difference is striking.

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Rain or shine, it makes no difference to how happy most Britons feel

Rain or shine, it makes no difference to how happy most Britons feel | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research dispels belief that sunny weather cheers people up and bad weather makes them miserable

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Artilce cites a study that used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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UnderstandingSociety's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:36 AM

This research uses BHPS and Met Office data to look for links between happiness and temperature or sadness and rainfall. Find out more https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/bhps-in-understanding-society

 

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Mental sickness and health - men affected most

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Artilce cites research based on data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Are married couples really happier?

Are married couples really happier? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Americans seem invested in the idea that getting married makes them better than single people, and researchers are trying mightily to show them they are right.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Parents hold the key to children who are on the money

Parents hold the key to children who are on the money | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In an age of rampant consumerism, the importance of a good grounding in money management is more relevant than ever

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Jay folks's curator insight, January 15, 2015 3:19 PM

#savemoney #teachyourchildren #value of a dollar

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Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The race to the altar has become more of a marathon than a sprint. And though younger generations might be slower to get there, marriage still offers a big draw: According to a new study, married people are happier than their single counterparts.

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