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    Charlie Munger says become a Learning Machine like Warren Buffet

    I recently watched the 2007 USC commencement speech given by Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s partner and confidante for almost 60 years. Take 37 minutes out of your life to watch it. You will learn something. Munger is the long-serving Vice Chairman of Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and like Buffet is a billionaire investor. He is as smart, […]

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    Four practical subjects they don’t teach in schools but should

    School education is still stuck in the Industrial Age and kids aren’t prepared for the real world when they leave. Schools educate on facts but don’t teach wisdom. They are grounded in the abstract but provide very little by way of practicality. Other than teaching youngsters to read, write and socialise with a peer group, schools […]

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    Self-defence skills to learn for the street

    If you’re a fan of boxing history you’ll recognise the gentleman in the title image of this article. Jack Dempsey is one of the all-time great heavyweights. Known for his aggressive fighting style, the ‘Manassa Mauler’ wore opponents down with relentless barrages of rage. Dempsey was a 1920s cultural icon and broke gate records throughout […]

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    Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer on how to live a life

    One thing that fascinates me about old philosophy is how relevant it still is today. Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations, written over 2,000 years ago, is a classic example of timeless wisdom. Read it now and the advice given could have been written yesterday, not in 180 AD. Human nature does not change. We like to think […]

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    Five health benefits of eating blueberries

    “Fruit is nature’s candy” as the saying goes. Like candy, too much of it can overload your body with fructose (fruit sugar) which your liver turns into fat. The fructose content of a fruit depends on what it is. Grapes have a lot it as do figs. Dried fruit contains a lot too. Fruits that contain […]

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    We’re always focussed on the future

    At nursery school we’re being prepared for primary school. At primary school we’re being prepared for secondary school. At secondary we’re being prepared for college. At college we’re being prepared for university. At university we’re being prepared to get on the career ladder. On the career ladder we’re focussed on being promoted. When we’re earning enough […]

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    How I dealt with anxiety using this mindset trick

    Anxiety was never a part of my life. Then a couple of years ago through some unconnected personal events I found myself having small bouts of it. As far as life events go they weren’t catastrophic. Each day people go through horrific experiences that put my so-called problems to shame. Even so, this series of events required […]

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    Seven health benefits of drinking coffee

    Alongside water and tea, coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. And according to recent data the world is consuming more of it. I drink coffee daily. A lot of it. Four cups at least. I can’t remember the last time I went a day without a cup of coffee. It’s […]

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    The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene: review

    48 laws of power

    The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a modern day classic. It’s for people who aspire to achieve power or maintain their current power status. First published in 1998, its available in 24 different languages and has gone on to sell over 1.2 million copies in the U.S. alone and many more around the […]