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Children’s well-being and social relationships, UK: 2018 
Children’s well-being is an important part of the nation’s well-being. Childhood sets the foundation for a well-functioning and healthy adulthood.
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Marriage is best for long-term happiness 
Those who marry are more satisfied than those who remain single. The benefits of marriage persist in the long-term. Marriage seems to be most important in middle age. Those who are best friends with their partners have the largest well-being benefits.
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The effect of a dog in school 
A comfort dog is a counselling support. They possess the two most important qualities of an effective social worker or counsellor--unconditional acceptance and warmth.
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Compassionate Communities
A “compassionate community” scheme in Frome aimed at tackling loneliness and associated ill health has helped cut emergency hospital admissions by 17%.
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Time to Change
Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself.
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Insights into poverty and inequality - 4 
Since the early 1990s, inequality, as shown by the Gini coefficient, has stayed relatively level. In other words, although there is inequality there has not been a large increase in recent years.
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Lifting spirits of those with dementia 
While music is known for lifting moods, rising evidence shows profound responses when favourite tunes are played to those with dementia.
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Insights into poverty and inequality - 3
Pay is not a strong satisfier but an employees’ perceived lack of pay or unfairly administered pay is a serious dissatisfier.
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Why beauty matters 
“At every level of the human experience, we are looking for the beautiful, something that gives priority to our souls, not just our physical needs.”
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Insights into poverty and inequality - 2
What measures give a better indication of poverty and help focus attention on areas needing improvement as well as showing us what is working well?
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