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Lean on Me

Respect, admiration and trust are qualities that we look for in compatriots. The spark arising when two people bond can be unexpected and exciting.

02/09/2015
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Are We There Yet?

Road trips are all about freedom, adventure and new perspectives, with a bit of nostalgia and fried food thrown in.

02/09/2015
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The Creative Impulse

Is creativity something we're born with or something we learn from our environment? We speak to researcher Mei Tan to learn what position science has.

02/09/2015
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A State of Solitude

Just because you shared space as a kid doesn’t mean you must give up individuality as an adult: Carving time out for you can strengthen family ties.

02/09/2015
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Excerpt: A Sense of Belonging

In his new book, Community: The Structure of Belonging: Peter Block explores how we can become better connected citizens on a local level.

02/06/2015
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Words with Friends

Whether you’re a quiet person or a loud talker, your conversational skills can enhance your social interactions.

02/06/2015
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Simple Philosophies

But what does it all mean? Many great philosophical minds have tried to pare down their theorems to find the fundamental truths.

02/06/2015
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Keeping it Civil

Our lives are dictated by unspoken rules that keep society moving smoothly and civilly. Without them, imagine the impolite chaos that would descend.

02/06/2015
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My Bedside Table: The Curator

Hans Ulrich Obrist, renowned critic, art historian and curator tells us how he assembles the items next to his bed and shares a few morning rituals.

18/02/2015
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In Praise of Slowness

In this excerpt from Carl Honoré’s In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed, Honoré writes on benefits of flexible hours and downtime.

18/02/2015
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An Interview with Carl Honoré

Carl Honoré, respected advocate of the Slow Movement and author of the book In Praise Of Slowness, offers some insight into what Slow means today.

18/02/2015
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The Solace of Sunday Night

Whether you’re planning the week’s agenda or loafing on the couch, this evening can be used to embrace the calm before the weekdays’ storm.

18/02/2015
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A Creative Escape

Leaving your usual environment and venturing out into nature can often lead to bright ideas and a refreshed imagination.

17/02/2015
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Work on Your Shoulders

Some people complain of life sitting on their shoulders, but for others it’s work that provides that pressure.

17/02/2015
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Colleague Camaraderie

It’s not just the work you do in the office that counts: What goes on after hours makes all the difference to productivity and morale in a workplace.

17/02/2015
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Learning to Unlearn

Sometimes opening our eyes to knowledge’s blind spots can reveal fresh solutions to old problems and give us an appreciation for the unknown.

17/02/2015
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The Science of Scribbling

Doodlers, rejoice! Scrawling stick figures and pyramids in afternoon meetings may actually make us concentrate more on the tasks at hand, not less.

17/02/2015
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