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The 20 online talks that could change your life

<b>How Economic Inequality Harms Societies</b><p><b>Who's talking?</b> Professor Richard Wilkinson, an epidemiologist.<p><b>What is he on about?</b> The effects of inequality on societies all over the world. This will be familiar territory to anyone who has read The Spirit Level, but for those who haven't it will be …

How To Keep Job-Associated Grumpiness To A Minimum

After a seemingly interminable day on the job, the last question you want to be asked is the ever-dreaded, <b>"How was your day?"</b><p>If these four little words have the mighty power to incite a hulk-like reaction within you, you're not alone. You might be tempted, in the moment, to unload all of your …

Is Happiness Preventive Medicine?

That probably depends on how you define it. If you think of happiness as fleeting and resulting from factors outside of yourself, like a new job or a Hawaiian vacation, well then it's probably not so beneficial. But if you see it as inherently within you -- something you give, rather than get -- …

Happiness

6 Ways To Become A Creature Of New Habits

<i>To quote Joan Didion, "With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved." Here's how to kick-start real change -- and start on your path for good.</i><p>By Jena Pincott<p><b>Perfect Your Hospital Corners</b><p>Making the bed every morning doesn't seem like it has much to do with our more ambitious goals, like …

Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

<i>By Anita Yok Sim Ho for YourTango.com</i><p>In marriage it's common sense advice to treat one another with respect and share love. But some are not so sure what that looks like on a day to day basis. That's where things get a little trickier. Check out this list of marriage "don'ts" to make sure you're on …

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History and Human Rights

It is forty years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights claiming that:<p>Recognition of the …

Human Rights

100 academics savage Education Secretary Michael Gove for 'conveyor-belt curriculum' for schools

Michael Gove’s proposed new national curriculum will severely damage education standards by insisting children learn “endless lists of spellings, …

In Michael Gove's world who needs teachers?

No matter what you think of Michael Gove, he has one remarkable achievement to his credit: his policies have persuaded the two biggest teachers' …

Irate teachers threaten 'civil disobedience'

A growing grassroots movement of teachers threatened "civil disobedience" on Saturday in protest at education reforms.<p>Classroom teachers at the …

The Maoris in New Zealand History

In his book, <i>The Maori King</i> , first published in 1864, John Eldon Gorst, the British politician, wrote:<p>The hopes of social advancement which the …

New Zealand

Renaissance Fashion: The Birth of Power Dressing

I shall never forget, while staying in Paris, the day a friend’s husband returned home from a business trip. She and I were having coffee in a huge …

The White Rose and the Definition of ‘Resistance’

On February 18th 1943 Hans and Sophie Scholl threw hundreds of leaflets from the third floor of the main building in the centre of the Munich …

Inspiration

Woodrow Wilson as Commander-in-Chief

In the American era of 'Progressive' reform, President Woodrow Wilson was widely regarded by many contemporaries as the very embodiment of pacifist …

Foreign Policy