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Understand the nature of your eating habits

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, and identity.” Jonathan Safran Foer. Eastern and Western cultures think in profoundly different ways – food is no exception. David Robson, author of the Intelligence Trap and former BBC Future journalist, explains in this . . .

Read articleposted 27th August 2020
Understand the nature of your eating habits

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, and identity.” Jonathan Safran Foer. Eastern and Western cultures think in profoundly different ways – food is no exception. David Robson, author of the Intelligence Trap and former BBC Future journalist, explains in this . . .

Read articleposted 27th August 2020
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I’m an adult with ADHD, what is right with me?

When we hear of somebody with “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”, we picture a wild, young boy who keeps banging against furniture as he runs through a classroom, oblivious to social norms.  Hence there is a common, but inaccurate, belief . . .

Read articleposted 27th August 2020
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The Art of Complaining

“Often behind criticism, there is a wish.”  Esther Perel.  – Sarah to Pete; “I’m so annoyed at Helen. She never communicates what she wants. She expects us to read her mind and when we don’t, she gets frustrated!”  – Pete to . . .

Read articleposted 28th July 2020
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Relational Intelligence Explained by Quarantined Teens

“Just like downing a powerful caffeine drink, “reaching out to others” pays that big “life energizer dividend!”  Wes Adamson In the midst of the quarantine, I read an article about French philosophical workshops for kids and teens. These workshops aim to . . .

Read articleposted 15th June 2020
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As a man, I want to feel like a woman

“Women aspire to get a seat at the board table whilst men aspire to get a seat at the emotional intelligent table,” Owen Marcus From infancy, girls from Western cultures are often taught to display a large variety of positive . . .

Read articleposted 27th May 2020
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The egocentric, the altruist and the everyday hero

(3 min read) “This hybrid engine of self-interest and concern for others serves a much wider circle of people than can be reached by self-interest or caring alone.” Bill Gates As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, reports of selfish behaviours decrease . . .

Read articleposted 22nd April 2020
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Does Confidence Equate To Competence?

“If you believe in yourself anything is possible.” Miley Cyrus If you believe in yourself anything is possible. This quote resonates with most of us – if we are westerners. We’ve been brought up to think that confidence is one characteristic . . .

Read articleposted 25th March 2020
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How do Leaders Shape the Future?

Until recently, we believed that the secret of successful leaders was their inherent qualities which include beliefs, values and character. Examples of this include Richard Branson at Virgin and Steve Jobs at Apple (the Trait theory of leadership). As a . . .

Read articleposted 13th November 2019
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Impulsiveness, a resource to fuel our creativity?

“Both my best and worst habit is that I’m very impulsive.” Tove Lo How many times have you heard this exclamation; “You’ll never guess what I learned today!”. “As humans, we have an impulse to share what is going on . . .

Read articleposted 4th November 2019
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