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Ed Halliwell on A Mindful Manifesto

When people hear that I’ve co-written a book called The Mindful Manifesto, they sometimes approach me with questions about the title, such as: “Manifesto? Do you mean that meditation is a party political act?,” or “Isn't a manifesto all about action and meditation all about...
Posted by Ed Halliwell
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Elke Lahousse on Failure

"What Europe can learn from America: failure!" That title appeared on the cover of Wired magazine last year and it has stuck in my head. Not a month goes by without business magazines like Wired and Fast Company reminding us that failure isn't always...
Posted by Elke Lahousse
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Nick Southgate on The Elusiveness of Cool

People find cool elusive because when they go in search of cool they often go in search of the wrong thing. Why is it so easy to go in search of the wrong thing? There are two reasons. First, cool is highly contextual. What...
Posted by Nick Southgate
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Neil Ansell on Escaping to the Woods

At the age of thirty, I was offered the tenancy of a cottage high in the hills of mid-Wales for just a peppercorn rent; a cottage with no electricity, gas or running water. I had no plan when I went there. I was...
Posted by Neil Ansell
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Paul Watson on The English Penchant for Sporting Failure

In 2009 I travelled to the tiny island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia to fulfill my lifelong ambition of coaching a national football team. The reason I chose Pohnpei was simple: they were semi-officially the worst football team on the planet. They had...
Posted by Paul Watson
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Elke Lahousse on the Rise of Amateurism

TV chefs teach us how to cook better. Cutting edge sports equipment makes us run faster. And with a combination of the words 'how to' and an internet connection, you can learn pretty much everything. The amateur is getting more professional. But are we...
Posted by Elke Lahousse
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Loretta Breuning on Why Love Is a Neurochemical Roller Coaster

Love triggers dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. That's why it's so motivating. But happy chemicals come in spurts. They do their job by turning off after they turn on. When your happy chemicals dip, you might interpret it as a loss of love. That turns...
Posted by Loretta Breuning
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Hugo Whately reviews How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff

Each of us is always changing the world in some way or other all the time. So John-Paul Flintoff starts out his answer to ‘how to change the world’ with a theory of history. Where Carlyle saw history as the work of great...
Posted by Hugo Whately

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