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How to capture that happy feeling?

Would you like to feel happier? Do you want to know how to build a (good) life? Well, I bring you answers, with a short read from Oprah Daily and a great (if much longer) conversation 'How to build a life' from the Atlantic Festival between columnist and Harvard Prof. Arthur Brooks (who teaches a class on happiness) and best selling author Daniel Pink.

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An actual spray-on dress at Coperni

While trends come and go, the spray-on bodycon dress has had great moments in the last couple of decades. So many designers have attempted to perfect this garment, but none managed the coup as well as Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant from the Paris-based brand Coperni.

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Connecting to your joy

I can’t remember how I found this sweet article a few days ago, but it’s one of those uplifting pieces that landed just right when I came across it.

How present is joy in your life? I’m feeling lucky right now, joy-wise. Puppy and kittens will do that to you (when you forget about potty training incidents, of course).

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The connections to foster

There is a lot of fascinating data about how those closest to us influence who we are. But it turns out that it’s not our close friends and family that support career mobility. It’s the ‘weaker’ ties that seem to yield results. The study published in Science was done with the help of LinkedIn’s algorithm. So friends of friends are more important than you think.

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An ode to books

I love books. That’s not a secret, and it is a notable trait of my personality. I realise now that way before I had the opportunity to embrace my precious global nomad lifestyle, my readings gave me a sense of connection to the world beyond what I knew, and it powered an early sense of being more than my individual identity. Given how much I value reading, I was shocked to discover the banned books campaign unfolding in certain American schools and touching several million students. as Stephen King put it, "a uniquely portable magic" – and “the portable part is as important as the magic”. Shouldn't we all have access to that magic?

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Three fresh podcast episodes

If you are back at work - and perhaps commuting to the office - I’m happy to bring you three fresh interviews on the Out of the Clouds podcast, released over the summer.

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For your ears only

Early on in working on my podcast, I decided to select some questions which I’d ask every guest at the end of each interview. My favorite question is ‘what brings you happiness?’ and my second favorite is probably ‘what song best represents you?’

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Abigail James on skincare, self-care and ageing well

Abigail James, London’s famed A-list facialist who’s been crowned ‘the queen of skin’ and ‘priestess of facial massage’, is also a well-being expert, yoga teacher, author, and single mother. In her absorbing interview with Anne, Abigail discusses her winding path to where she is now, the art of facial massage and power of positive touch, as well as the life philosophy she practices to keep going.

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Who do you want to be?

Do you know what you’d like your future self to look like? Sound like? Feel like? This very interesting article by Medium-made success, writer Benjamin Hardy, for HBR, leans on academic research papers to make the point that we need to choose what we want to be, in order to become that future self. He also points to the skill sets that can support this approach, including psychological flexibility, a topic I tackled before and that you can listen to in depth in my interview with Jonathan Kaplan.

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