Sprinkle a little ancient philosophy into your daily routines


Sprinkle a little ancient philosophy into your daily routines Marble grave stele of a little girl and pet doves, Greece, 450 to 440 BCE. Courtesy the Met Museum, New York Joel Owenis a lecturer in evidence-based low-intensity psychological therapies, working on the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner training programme at the University of East Anglia in the UK. … Continue reading Sprinkle a little ancient philosophy into your daily routines

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is National Spongecake Day? Today you have an excuse to eat as much spongecake as you want, so go for it! This light cake made with egg whites, flour, and sugar is thought to have originated during the Renaissance. Now go start celebrating - and throw some berries on … Continue reading Did you know…

PROVOKE. PERSUADE. THE CNN newsletter


The chaos in Kabul By Richard Galant / August 22, 2021 Almost every US president of the last 70 years has been haunted by the aftereffects of two watershed events: the notorious 1938 "peace in our time" agreement struck at Munich between British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and the 1949 Communist victory in China's … Continue reading PROVOKE. PERSUADE. THE CNN newsletter

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY Tête-à-tête ted-ə-TET Part of speech: noun Origin: French, late 17th century 1A private conversation between two people.2An S-shaped sofa on which two people can sit face to face.   Examples of Tête-à-tête in a sentence "The world leaders had a private tête-à-tête before the press conference." "The 20-somethings sat on the tête-à-tête and continued to flirt."

Archea – the Third life form


Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of the Archaea? In 1996, scientists confirmed that archaea is a third life form different from bacteria and human-related life forms. Archaea deep-sea microorganisms do not need oxygen or sunlight, thrive on chemicals from the Earth's core, and give off methane. Yikes! ~~~

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – 23 August Slavery may have been abolished centuries ago, but its aftereffects remain in the form of social and economic inequalities even today. From the Black Lives Matter movement to Taking a Knee, a spotlight has been put on the gross inequalities of … Continue reading International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition