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Nick Harkaway on The Extended Hearth

Let's suppose that I once had my nose broken in a practice boxing match with my trainer, and to this day I refuse to wear gloves and mistrust the entire glove industry. Anyone who does wear gloves I regard as suspect; any activity...
Posted by Nick Harkaway
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Michael Atavar on Doing The Opposite

Any place can be made to be creative. All we need to do is follow some simple processes, in order to surprise ourselves, to put ourselves in the path of chance by doing the opposite of what is expected. If you want to explore this idea,...
Posted by Michael Atavar
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Apr
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Matt Phelps on New Order Nosh Up in New Atlantis

Artist-chef Matt Phelps reflects on the meal he designed for New Order Nosh Up, the first in our Utopian Feasts series. The School of Life’s conversation dinners, exploring the ideas of major historical thinkers, are a chance for strangers to discuss ideas and collaborate...
Posted by Matt Phelps
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Apr
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Zoe Langdell reports on Rory Sutherland On Influence

I hate being sold to. I ignore magazine campaigns, am repelled by my Google-wants, scoff at Tube ads made for fools. I buy everything on sale, and things in my basket without yellow stickers are plain fails. So on a sunny Sunday with an...
Posted by Zoe Langdell
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Apr
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Dear Bibliotherapist

Within the last six weeks, I have moved from one end of England to the other, changed my job from working in finance to teaching, and my sister (who I am very close to) has moved permanently to Australia. All of this happened...
Posted by Ella Berthoud

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