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Viewing entries posted in January 2010

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Jan

Catherine Blyth on Memory

3502102037_b421073cd0_m When the fairies doled out my christening gifts, they forgot a perfect memory. My weakness is names. But I'm not alone.  According to David Eagleton's, Sum, we waste over...
Posted by The School of Life
21
Jan

Nick Southgate on Diplomacy

4063068028_bd5b51baca The French diplomat Charles Talleyrand once remarked: When a diplomat says 'Yes', he means 'Maybe'; when he says 'Maybe', he means 'No'; and if he say 'No', he's no diplomat at all. Talleyrand's diplomatic prowess in the reign of King Louis XVI...
Posted by The School of Life
08
Jan

How do we deal with extreme change?

Backcountry-skiing-snow-shelter-sm It's a pertinent question as Arctic conditions grip Britain.  And as we enter a New Year that's guaranteed to bring its further share of surprises. For whatever our desire for control in our lives, one thing that life guarantees us is its fundamental...
Posted by The School of Life
04
Jan

Five Ways to Expand Your Empathy

It is usual, at this time of year, to make a series of earnest New Year's Resolutions which by tradition you resolutely fail to keep. Why not try promising yourself some New Year's Explorations instead and widen your personal horizons. Expanding your empathy might offer...
Posted by The School of Life

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