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FOUR WAYS TO BE HAPPY (AND ONE THAT WON’T WORK)

FOUR WAYS TO BE HAPPY (AND ONE THAT WON’T WORK)

This week I got a surprise – apart from breaking my arm in a cycling accident in Lisbon.  The more important and lasting surprise came from re-reading Charles Murray’s splendid 2012 book Coming Apart.  The book is a convincing and depressing account of how the values and lives of the upper and lower classes in America have diverged since 1963.  But then along comes a really fascinating...

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A NEW MODEL OF HOW TO TAP THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND

A NEW MODEL OF HOW TO TAP THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND

Most books about the unconscious make using it complicated.  But I think it’s very simple:   Stage 1 – Conscious Thought Stage 2 – Input to Unconscious Stage 3 – Output from Unconscious   Stage 1 – Conscious Thought What precisely do you want to achieve? Let us say, for example, that you want to find creative solutions to a problem or issue involving your work, career, or...

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YOUR HIDDEN FRIEND

YOUR HIDDEN FRIEND

Our hidden friend is something we all possess.  It gives fantastic results for almost no effort.  It largely determines our success and happiness – yet very few of us use our friend to anything remotely near its potential. I speak of the mind, and in particular the most powerful and “80/20” part of it – our unconscious mind. The unconscious is the seat of intuition and creativity. ...

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THE UNCONSCIOUS IS YOUR TRUMP CARD

THE UNCONSCIOUS IS YOUR TRUMP CARD

I believe future history examinations will contain this question: “Explain how it was possible for Donald Trump to become President of the United States.”  There are all manner of political answers to this question – for example, the fact that Trump identified a new constituency, the socially disengaged; the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton and of Trump’s opponents for the Republican...

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7 REASONS TO REJOICE

7 REASONS TO REJOICE

It is in our nature to be dissatisfied with life and to look for improvements, both for ourselves and for society.  That is good.  But it is also sometimes good to look back on the past and realise that we live in the best times that have ever existed, only to be bettered by the future, to which we should march confidently forward. Collectively, we are Richer and Healthier than ever, and Live...

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WALK TO THINK, TO DEEPEN FRIENDSHIPS, & TO MAKE MONEY!

WALK TO THINK, TO DEEPEN FRIENDSHIPS, & TO MAKE MONEY!

It’s official!  Through the miracle of Twitter, I have just discovered an article by Ferris Jabr (see end of this post) which gives scientific evidence that walking helps us think.  Walking stimulates the heart, sending more blood and oxygen to the brain, connecting brain cells, improves memory, and stimulates the growth of new neurons and of messages between the neurons.  Experiments on 176...

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