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Matt Heath: Dad's so proud I made it into the pages of the one and only NZ Herald
OPINION: The Herald turns 160 today - that's 1120 in dog years.
Matt Heath: An article on giving up on your summer body
OPINION: To enjoy long-term health and fitness, we need boring, doable, permanent change.
Matt Heath: A great election result? A Chinese proverb says 'maybe yes, maybe no'
Matt Heath on the Rugby World Cup and the election.
Matt Heath: Long-haul flights are nothing to complain about
OPINION: Think about the past to make hanging in the sky more bearable
Matt Heath: I've had to face the fact I'm a mouth-breather
The dangers of a vacant expression.
Matt Heath: Why a wave is still appreciated by drivers
OPINION: Matt Heath on driving etiquette.
Matt Heath: I finally got Covid - why we need a Willie Apiata when we're unwell
OPINION: Matt Heath on how friends respond to you being sick.
Matt Heath: Is this the most divisive election year?
OPINION: New Zealanders are hating each other more and more in Parliament.
Matt Heath: 'Shame and regret’ - the guilt of not eating mum’s packed lunches
Don't mock mum's packed lunch, writes a shameful Matt Heath.
Matt Heath: A daily game of cards is a winning hand for parents
OPINION: Matt Heath on spending device-free time with our children.
Matt Heath: Exercise and rhyming is all about the timing
OPINION: Matt Heath on keeping fit.
Opinion: Do we live in the most annoying time in history, asks Matt Heath
Opinion: There is an easy fix to live a less annoying life.
Opinion: It’s best to be happy without winning Lotto
Matt Heath on Lotto and the meaning of happiness.
Matt Heath: Quit doom scrolling, get a buzz by paying a compliment
In 2023 people are still wasting their lives thumbing out grievances on social media.
Matt Heath: Do yourself a favour and rewatch the Rocky movies
Opinion: The 'Italian Stallion' flicks still pack a punch to the heart.
Matt Heath: Doing 30 minutes of yoga every day has changed my life
Opinion: It’s easy to start and stops you grunting like a pig...
Matt Heath's instant solution to the inflation ravaged hospo sector
Opinion: No judgment here. I just want the Red Ribbon Roast.
Opinion: How far can you really go on dreams alone?
You have power over how hard you work, but sometimes rewards are not in your control.
Matt Heath: The different types of gift-givers at Christmas
OPINION: There are shocking gift-giving ways that need to be outed.
Opinion: You don’t need a trip to Fiji to live in the moment - but it helps
Matt Heath's take on the importance of mindfulness.
Matt Heath: Why not showering isn’t such a stink idea
OPINION: A humorous column from Matt Heath.
Matt Heath: A hole the whole country can be proud of
Spectacular cave system takes out inaugural title.
Matt Heath: Being nice to retail workers is more important than ever
OPINION: Workers are experiencing increasing levels of abuse, aggression and violence.
Great Minds: Top tips from the best on your mental wellbeing
Listening to the smartest in the game can give you tools to tackle personal struggles.
Great Minds: Our boys and men are struggling mentally
Our happiness editor Matt Heath speaks to social scientist and author Richard Reeves.
Matt Heath: Melancholy and the infinite blandness - and what to do about it
Pandemic, war, crime and politics getting you down? Let the sun shine in.
Exercising rural women's right to mental wellbeing
Happiness Editor Matt Heath talks to Kate Ivey.
Matt Heath: Defeating a fear of needles with the help of a monk
Matt Heath has faced down his personal dragon - and been jabbed.
Life is short and the universe doesn't care, so make the most of it
Happiness Editor Matt Heath talks with author Oliver Burkeman.
Matt Heath: It's time to cut the game of chess down to size
OPINION: Get looser with it. It's a board game; for God's sake, it's supposed to be fun.
Matt Heath: My Nostradamus-style take on the All Blacks
OPINION: All Black supremacy or muppet show?
Your mindset can be key to turning life into happier reality
Happiness Editor Matt Heath talks with award-winning UK science writer Dave Robson.
Matt Heath: Four budget-friendly flat recipes to beat inflation
OPINION: There is one cohort of Kiwis who revel in budget cuisine more than any other.
Life and happiness lessons from Urzila Carlson, Jeremy Wells, and Dai Henwood
Matt Heath looks at wellbeing habits that contribute to success.
Matt Heath: Why sharing a room with your kids isn't a bad idea
OPINION: Is the key to a good night's sleep sharing a room with your kids?
Matt Heath: Why I want the iPhone 14, and why I don't need it
OPINION: The announcement of an iPhone 14 makes the 13 feel less special.
The false belief that's driving doctors to burn out
Happiness Editor Matt Heath talks with Occupational Physician Dr David Beaumont.
Kieran Read on leading the All Blacks: 'Rugby taught me a lot that I am using now'
Matt Heath discusses post-retirement happiness with the former All Blacks captain.
Matt Health: Tom Cruise back from too weird to worship to top gun
OPINION: Tom is a legend. I love him. As far as I'm concerned the couch never happened.
Kieran Read: 'I feared going into shops and running into people who wanted to talk about the game'
Matt Heath discusses mental wellbeing with the former All Blacks captain.
Why anxiety is like an addiction - and how to break the habit
Happiness Editor Matt Heath meets psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Judson Brewer.
Learning to want what you already have: Matt Heath meets William B Irvine
Happiness Editor Matt Heath meets professor of philosophy William B Irvine.
Introducing our new Happiness Editor Matt Heath: 'Why are rich and famous people so miserable?'
OPINION: 'We all want to be happy but we seem to be doing a bad job of it.'
Matt Heath: What we could all learn from the Oscars face slap
OPINION: If you want to be a "vessel of love", think carefully before smacking someone.
Opinion: Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna - what grifter shows say about us
COMMENT: Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen is the grifter key to success, at least on Netflix.