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Creativity in a box

As a writer, I suffer from a disability that I suspect isn’t unique. I am never pleased with anything I write. There must be, my critical self nags, a better idea to write about or a better way to write … Continue reading

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How to stop fooling yourself

When I first wrote about self-deception, a little more than a year ago, I found the experience traumatising. It can be very troubling to realise that inside my own head I maybe tucking away truths that I am already aware … Continue reading

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The most remarkable theory of how to achieve happiness

Review of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Happiness is subjective. And yet, it is hard not to relate to someone else’s happy moments. In this book Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced as mihayli sixcentmihayli) compiles decades worth of research to construct a theory of … Continue reading

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Why memorising matters and what I’m doing about it

I hate rote learning as much as anyone can. My high school exams were a nightmare to prepare for. I detested the process of memorising facts, just so to vomit them out on an exam paper. So much so that … Continue reading

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