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Viewing entries posted in October 2012

30
Oct
fear

Dear Bibliotherapist

Dear Bibliotherapist, With the season of spooks approaching, I feel a tingling in my fingers; they itch to find some scary tales to read aloud around a fire on a dark autumnal evening – or to read to myself, enjoying the feeling of my...
Posted by Ella Berthoud
26
Oct
digitalbook

Aleks Krotoski on How Power Works Online‏

People generally don’t think of the paper on which the daily news is printed, or the printing press that puts it there, as anything but neutral. They identify the publishers as the ideologues and the medium as a conduit. You'd think the same, broadly...
Posted by Aleks Krotoski
17
Oct
patternity

Inspiration from the East-End

The School of Life has collaborated with Liminal Space to curate a Tour of Designer-Makers of London's East End this Saturday. Our expert guide is design historian Sarah Teasley. Our hosts include artist Adam Dant, ceramicist Stuart Carey, creative consultancy Patternity and Town House founder,...
Posted by The School of Life
17
Oct
BB

Get Ready for a Vulnerability Hangover

I recently had the great privilege and pleasure of interviewing Brené Brown, one of the world’s most original and exciting thinkers about emotional life, before a packed audience at London’s historic Conway Hall. It was no surprise that the event, organised by The School...
Posted by Roman Krznaric
16
Oct
lungsblog

Yoga-strong Medicine

Over its four thousand year history yoga has accumulated a heavy burden of radical claims for its powers to tackle stress and foster mental and physical well-being. Inspired by these claims, and often by their own positive experiences in the yoga studio, scientists are...
Posted by Ben Martynoga
09
Oct
Steven Pinker Blog

On Violence and the Human Condition

The decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species. Its implications touch the core of our beliefs and values – for what could be more fundamental than an understanding of whether the human condition,...
Posted by Steven Pinker

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