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  • Why it probably wasn't better being Single

    We have a very unhelpful tendency - when in relationships - to idealise what it was like being single.

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  • What Do Cynical People Really Want?

    What lies behind the pessimism and witty bitterness of the cynic? As always: a lot of pain...

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  • Why Socrates Hated Democracy

    We're used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it.

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  • LITERATURE - George Orwell

    George Orwell is the most famous English language writer of the 20th century, the author of Animal Farm and 1984.

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  • How To Cope With Snobbery

    The existence of snobbery explains why we work so hard and so desperately in our careers. We are all terrified of humiliation and disrespect

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  • Why Polyamory Won't Work For You

    Polyamory sounds - from a distance - like an ideal solution to boring relationships.

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  • Why Childhood Soft Toys Matter

    There's nothing trivial about the soft toys of childhood. They are training tools for learning to reassure and comfort ourselves.

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  • Emotional Translation

    Good relationships require us to develop the skill of decoding what a partner is telling us; we need to learn Emotional Translation.

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  • Philosophical Meditation

    We've pioneered a new form of Meditation we call Philosophical Meditation, designed to help with anxiety, sadness and a lack of direction.

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  • The Fragility of Good Government

    We are not living in an age of unusual folly. We're simply rediscovering how rare good government has ever been...

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