Category: Thing of the Day

A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.

23+ wellbeing things. No. 11 – Feeling useful feels good

Help yourself by helping others Psychologist Michael Steger at the University of Louisville in Kentucky carried out some research a few years ago looking at what sort of activities made people happy.  His research group found that counterintuitively, pleasure-seeking behaviours

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 10 – Skin care matters

Depending on your circumstances, you might not be having to wash your hands as often as you once did, but for those sharing a house with others and who still need to wash their hands regularly to avoid the chance

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 13 – Three historic thinkers on thriving amid adversity

Many things in life are unavoidable and cannot be changed.  We can work to influence some, object loudly to others, and even dedicate our lives to fighting certain causes but fighting the world is tiring.  As a matter of self-preservation,

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 9 – You are what you eat

It appears that someone got creative and scheduled parts 10 and 13 ahead of part 9, but we’re happy to roll with it and bring you the parts you might have been searching for over the last few days now!

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 8 – Watch yourself happy

Sometimes it is just nice to sit back and watch something interesting and informative.  If you are looking to broaden your mind while you are less easily distracted, there are many curiosities lurking on YouTube, from the mathematical curiosities explored

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 7 – Staying fit within four walls

Make use of your daily escape You are allowed to escape the confines of your home once a day to exercise, and that doesn’t include spending time in your garden, if you have one.  Spend it going for a walk

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 6 – Low(er) tech diversions for one

You can only sit for just so long at a computer before you want to get up and do something else.  Here are a few random sources of inspiration for entertaining yourself, with or without the aid of technology. Low

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 5 – tune out and say “howdy” to the real world!

If fine-tuning what social media places in front of you does not improve your mood, it might be that you need to re-engage with the real world around you.  With the average person staring at social media feeds for a

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Google has been busy…

Google is great for many things, and while librarians seem to spend their lives preaching about its limitations for academic research, there are a number of interesting specialist tools Google have developed on the quiet that offer access to some

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23+ tips for wellbeing in strange times #4 – Fill your stream with good vibes

Now is the time to start weeding your social media feeds and focus in on those things that make you feel good inside: Follow inspiring, happy accounts that make you feel good.  Some examples fro Twitter include (and this is

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