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Wait – The useful art of procrastination

Frank Partnoy RSA Frank Partnoy ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible … Continue reading

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BBC: Why Birds Sing

Source: BBC 4 Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg’s book of the same title, this documentary explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to … Continue reading

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Chinese Man Grows World’s Most Expensive Tea from Panda Dung

NTD TV These days pandas are doing more than just eating bamboo and practicing kung fu. One panda in China’s Sichuan Province is now mastering the art of tea farming. Here’s the story of this panda’s unusual contribution to tea … Continue reading

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H. G. Wells: The Open Conspiracy (selected passages – 1933)

Panarchy.org Note H. G. Wells launched the idea of an Open Conspiracy in a booklet in 1928 and then, in a more extended text, in 1933. Here we offer some extracts from the various chapters of the later work. The … Continue reading

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The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Roman Krznaric RSA Cultural historian Roman Krznaric reveals how the art of empathy can not only enrich one’s own life but also help to create social change. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/the-six-habits-of-hig… Our … Continue reading

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Debt-laden Greeks give vent to anti-German feelings

Mark Lowen BBC News In a smoky Athens newsroom, the popular cartoonist Stathis Stavropoulos scribbles down his latest drawing. It is one of his typical pictures: a German soldier, a gas chamber and a caption about Greek jobs being burnt. … Continue reading

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The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and … Continue reading

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Discovering the Body’s Wisdom

Discovering the Body’s Wisdom by Mirka Knaster is a three-part book that introduces various techniques that relieve pain and increase general pleasures in life. The author, Mirka Knaster, is a licensed massage therapist and is well-experienced in diverse body methods … Continue reading

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2012 Royal honors granted to criminals

Source: Press TV The British society would begin 2012 with fraudsters, family members of convicted murderers and scandalous political donors walking the streets with royal honors. Queen Elizabeth II’s list of honors for the 2012 New Years featured several people … Continue reading

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In the land of facades, mark the first signs of an Indian spring

Source: John Pilger When the early morning fog rises and drifting skeins from wood fires carry the sweet smell of India, the joggers arrive in Lodi Gardens. Past the tomb of Mohammed Shah, the  15th century Munghal ruler, across a landscape … Continue reading

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