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  1. Oliver James On Envy

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    The growth in our relative materialism in the last 20 years has bought us neither reassurance nor contentedness, but unrealistic aspirations and neurotic competitiveness. Psychologist Oliver James…

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    • Enduring Questions: Self-help from Plato to Freud

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      Philosophers Robert Rowland Smith and Mark Vernon discuss the development of 'Self-help' looking back at the connection between Self-help and ancient philosophy. They consider the influence…

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      • David Eagleman on Being Yourselves

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        If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing? Why can you argue with yourself, cajole yourself, and get angry…

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        • David Eagleman - On Uncertainty

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          David Eagleman, is interested in the possibilities that ‘grey areas’ hold. A Possibilian, he argues, is one who is interested and comfortable with our present position of vast ignorance…

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          • Peter Lovatt on Good Moves

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            The history of thought from the Greeks and Descartes has taught that the mind is master, the body is a machine and the two are separate things. We’ve built our lives, from our education system…

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            • Jonah Lehrer on Genius

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              • Tony Buzan On Daydreaming

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                “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” —Albert Einstein At…

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                • Allegra McEvedy on Gluttony

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                  None of the 7 Deadly Sins is currently quite so out of favour as gluttony, but that's because it is deeply misunderstood argues chef Allegra McEvedy. Allegra’s sermon isn’t a call…

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                  • Stephen Cave On Immortality

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                    We’re all afraid of the Reaper — and we’re all pursuing strategies to deny, defy or defeat him. Whether we hope to quaff the elixir of life, to rise again, to live on as a spirit…

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                    • Charles Leadbeater On Perspective

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                      Leading innovation expert, Charles Leadbeater, puts forward the case for adopting a new perspective on life: one that views it back to front. Drawing on a range of moving personal stories, Charles…

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                      • Philippa Perry on How to Stay Sane

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                        Philippa Perry explores the ideas within her book 'How To Stay Sane' one of The School of Life's new guides for everyday living published in conjunction with Pan Macmillan. Filmed at…

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                        • John-Paul Flintoff on How to Change the World

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                          John-Paul Flintoff explores the ideas within his book 'How To Change the World' one of The School of Life's new guides for everyday living published in conjunction with Pan Macmillan.…

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