Hygge your way to happiness and contentment

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Hygge. It’s everywhere. You can’t fail to have seen the word wherever you’ve been – the internet, emails, displays front-and-centre in your local bookshop. It’s the lifestyle which is all the rage, hijacked from its Danish roots as we all… Read moreHygge your way to happiness and contentment

The absolute state of the Union

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The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

Making England Great Again

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Did anyone really think, in their wildest dreams, that England would reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia? Gareth Southgate was a fairly underwhelming appointment to succeed Sam Allardyce as manager; initially a stop-gap after Big Sam was… Read moreMaking England Great Again

Life well-lived? The tragic loss of Anthony Bourdain

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His was the very definition of ‘a life well-lived’. The apparent suicide of Anthony Bourdain in a French hotel was shocking and tragic in equal measure. “As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly. You… Read moreLife well-lived? The tragic loss of Anthony Bourdain