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Monthly Archives: July 2015

What the ‘gig’ economy will mean for work

Not so long ago, the only people who looked for “gigs” were musicians. For the rest of us, once we outgrew our school…

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Why a corporate cult captures and destroys our best students

To seek enlightenment, intellectual or spiritual; to do good; to love and be loved; to create and to teach: these are the highest…

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Why confidence is overrated

'Humble-but-competent leaders are both better-liked and more successful than braggarts' There's a jaded view of humanity according to which we're all manipulating each…

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Golf: Zach Johnson beats Oosthuizen and Leishman in three-man play-off. BBC apologises after commentator Peter Alliss sparks second sexism row at The Open.…

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Pensioner stabbed to death by motorist in 'road rage' attack. 'Who do you sponge off?', Prince Philip asks community centre. Obese men have…

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How to get stinking rich and do some good

Some people get into a high-flying sector like finance, for the lifestyle of fast cars and big mansions. However, some are doing this…

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'He presents himself as a One-Nation Tory, but Osborne is still absolutely in thrall to Thatcher'. Economists say Grexit is 'likely' as Tsipras…

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Barclays chief Antony Jenkins in shock sacking. The countdown to collapse: Greece warned it has 5 days to save itself from bankruptcy. As…

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Google takes on Uber with ride-sharing service. HSBC staff sacked after filming Isis-style 'mock beheading' on team-building day. Migrant dies on Channel Tunnel…

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How to stop worrying about what others think of you

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss I’m not sure we should take advice from a man who thought ham and eggs were green, but the above is a great quote, meaning you shouldn’t mind what others think of you; just be true to yourself. But is this always possible, or even wise? Are you who people think you are? Or do you let them see only a carefully-crafted persona for the reasons of likeability? Do you tiptoe through life, saying and doing only what passes through your internal social acceptability filter? The fear of social judgment wears many masks: shame, shyness, etiquette, prudence, perfectionism. Whatever form it comes in, its impact is to limit, to constrain, to constrict. People who fear social judgment miss out on much of life. Across the room they see what could be the person of their dreams, but they don’t approach because…

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