1. Oliver Burkeman: The Negative Path to Happiness and Success


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    "Get motivated!" and "stay positive!" are common bits of self-help advice. But have we gone too far in our penchant for positivity? Leaning on research (including a story about Mount Everest climbers),…

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    • The Antidote, by Oliver Burkeman


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      Self-help books don’t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth—even if you can get it—doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness. Romance,…

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      • The Antidote


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        Journalist and author Oliver Burkeman offers an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Listen to the podcast…

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        • Enduring Questions: Self-help from Plato to Freud


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          Philosophers Robert Rowland Smith and Mark Vernon discuss the development of 'Self-help' looking back at the connection between Self-help and ancient philosophy. They consider the influence of psychoanalysis…

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          • Help Yourself: How Does Self Help Help?


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            In this session, a psychotherapist, self-help author and mindfulness expert discuss the different tools associated with self help and present different arguments as to why and how therapy, self-help…

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            • The Well-Being Agenda


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              With the 'well being' agenda of the new government becoming a controversial topic, this session looks at whether it is possible to measure happiness, and what it says about our society that the well…

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