12 YEAR OLD MICHAEL JACKSON INTERVIEW

ABC: What kind of audience do you play to, I mean what do you . . Who do you think is listening when you perform your music and what do you try to tell them? Or do you try to tell them anything? Michael: You mean when I’m singing? ABC: Yeah Michael: Uh . . […]

PHILOSOPHY – Epicurus

This is a philosopher who helps us think about money, capitalism, and our runaway consumer societies Epicurus was an Ancient Greek born in 341 BC. What made him famous was that he spent all his life trying to work out the largest puzzle there is: what makes people happy? Philosophers before him had discussed at […]

Things It’s Best to Say in Latin

Latin sentences and sayings seem to be designed to be carved out of stone. This is a matter of their concision and weightiness. Because of its highly inflected grammatical structure, Latin uses far fewer words to express something that a non-inflected language such as English. Here are some of our favourite Latin sayings. “Veni, Vidi, […]

PHILOSOPHY – Nietzsche

The challenge begins with how to pronounce his name. The first bit should sound like ‘Knee’, the second like ‘cha’ Knee – cha. Then we need to get past some of his extraordinary and provocative statements: ‘What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger’ ‘God is dead! And we have killed him.’ And his large moustache. […]

Using O Net Online to help build your resume

As you work on your resume it can be difficult to find the words to describe your work experiences in ways that are relevant to the jobs that you’re applying for. This is particularly difficult if you haven’t held a professional position before or if you’re changing fields. So I want to share with you […]

PHILOSOPHY – Hegel

Georg Friedrich Hegel was born in Stuttgart in 1770. Intellectually he was adventurous, but in externals, respectable, conventional, and proud of it. He ascended the academic tree and reached the top most branch, head of the University of Berlin, when he was sixty years old; he died the following year. Hegel wrote some very long […]

Suicide

On average, over 800,000 people kill themselves every year around the world. Suicide is the 15th leading cause of mortality accounting for some 1.5% of all deaths. More people die by suicide than are collectively murdered, die in traffic accidents, or are killed by animals. It remains entirely strange then that through the media we […]

POLITICAL THEORY – Niccolò Machiavelli

We’re often appalled by how sly and dishonest many politicians are, but we shouldn’t be. In moods like this we need to remember and read the works of Niccolo Machiavelli. A late 15th century political advisor and political theorist who argued that we shouldn’t think that politicians are imoral and simply bad for lying and […]

PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

René Descartes was a French 17th century philosopher, famous above all for saying ‘I think therefore I am’, but worthy of our attention for many reasons beyond this. What makes him stand out is that he was a fierce rationalist. In an age when many philosophers still backed up their arguments with appeals to God, […]

Why We Go Cold On Our Partners

The story of the path to coldness in love is well known: we start off full of affection for one another and then, with time, feelings fade. We start prioritizing work, we check our phones while they’re speaking, we don’t especially want to hear how their day went. There’s a popular surface explanation for this […]