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Get a better life: say NO.

This article is a useful counter balance to the “self help myth”. I am clear, one day I will go into my doctor’s office and I will leave a dead man.  That is life, one day I will die.   What … Continue reading

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What Does the World Oldest Surviving Piano Sound Like?: Watch Pianist Give a Performance on a 1720 Cristofori Piano | Open Culture

I cannot imagine the world without a piano.  So many hours listening to Sarah, my daughter, learn and play this amazing and expressive instrument. (Sarah has played on the Red Piano, pictured, when it was at Te Manawa, here in … Continue reading

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Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

It is summer here in New Zealand.  And many of us are on our holiday.  We are getting outside, walking the dog and generally relaxing.  Walking, tramping is mind improving. Get off your computer, go for a walk. While it … Continue reading

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This Is What An Ancient Egyptian Woman Looked LIke

This is interesting.  A mummies head was scanned and her features reconstructed.  A fascinating project for the students and scientists involved and great to read.  Additionally, she was anaemic probably because of parasites. Using the latest technology and hours of … Continue reading

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Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness | The Huffington Post

Let us remember and support the 20% of those struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental illness. Demi Lovato says, ““If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well,” … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Biology of Altruism | Psychology Today

For many reasons I think we need to remember that altruism is a thing.  Altruism is a fundamental piece of our humanity and our success as a species.  This piece from Psychology Today outlines the evolutionary biology of this. Compassion, … Continue reading

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Language of Leadership

These are thoughts I have been pondering for some time.  The link below shows I am not the only one. I am fascinated by language; If you are a business person and you seek to lead change, you are a … Continue reading

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Africa’s community of evidence-informed policymakers is growing fast

A piece of good news. Many governments are making a commitment to evidence based policy.  Certainly one point I have been making for years is that if, countries like USA,  are the most “developed” then we must make more effective … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Girlboss: Elena Favilli, co-creator of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Timbuktu Labs — #girlboss

I am looking forward to receiving my copy of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”.  It has been published and will be on the way soon.  Here is the story of the woman behind the book. I have to add this … Continue reading

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sagan*sense – glorfindhel: Contact (1997) → dir. Robert…

For all poets.  From 1997 Contact.

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