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

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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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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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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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The research in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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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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