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Viewing entries posted in February 2010

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Feb

Nick Southgate on Colleagues

   Blue Modern working life means our jobs are less about what we work at, and more about the people we work with. Tasks have been subsumed by relationships. However important the skills are that you have mastered to do your job...
Posted by The School of Life
19
Feb

Catherine Blyth on Style

** 2683153576_79b285ca19 In my teens I believed fashion was about following herds, and style about rising above them.   As that superannuated teenager, Quentin Crisp, put it, 'Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.'   My 'look' was lots of...
Posted by The School of Life
11
Feb

Robert Rowland Smith on Feeling Down

Melancholy lane 1 It's February. Christmas is a distant memory, the days are still short, the Easter break's a long way off, and there's plenty of winter to come. An urban myth says that most suicides take place at this time of...
Posted by The School of Life
08
Feb

Valentine\'s Day Reading Prescription

As February 14th looms ever nearer, we are compelled to ponder love in all its forms. The *love of beasts* is a subject we bibliotherapists feel doesn't get enough press.  This Valentine's Day, find an animal to love.  As George Eliot said, 'animals are...
Posted by The School of Life
03
Feb

Reading the Mind in the Eyes

I've recently been involved in advising a fascinating BBC television series called Child of Our Time about how to measure empathy. This long-term project involves tracking the lives and development of 25 children from a range of social and ethnic backgrounds born in 2000,...
Posted by The School of Life

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