Things aren't always what they seem. Take this article for instance: despite what it may suggest, all of these buildings are real. They have a real foundation and real bricks and mortar binding them together. In form, they are as real as it gets. In function, however, they are outright fakes.
What is age - often it's little more than a number. You can be old and young at heart or young and staid. As the beautiful women in my life have shown me, age doesn't define whether someone is smart, beautiful, interesting or worth spending time with.
Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.
As I walked along another Dublin street last week, exactly three decades later, I remembered that younger me. And I reached out, back in time, to him: to remember him, and to bring him into my mind and my heart as I headed into the Mansion House.
"Why?" It is a question that others always ask of us, and that, as artists, we continually ask of ourselves. Words are a good place to begin, but so much gets lost the moment we begin to write or speak. This is why I paint.
Trista Hendren is a feminist activist who co-founded Rapebook, a Facebook page set up to campaign against rape humor and other abusive content on Facebook.
Danny Baker shares with us 25 things that are key to living a happy life. As a man who triumphed over depression, drug abuse and alcoholism, he knows what's key to transforming our mindsets in order to lead a more successful and happy life.
We aren't short of high profile bad news this week; violence in the Ukraine, the trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, head-butting football managers here at home, and all manner of death and destruction all over the place.
If you planned your wedding with love and affection, included things that you enjoy and had it photographed beautifully then of course we all want to see it. It is great for all the wonderful suppliers you used to get a pat on the back for their good work. We want to feel like we were part of your day and feel inspired.
The overarching theme of this blog is to show that better use of the skills and creativity of the UK advertising and communications sector would benefit society as a whole as well as business... But even I admit that, with all the creativity in the world, none of us could stop the floods which have dominated our media landscape.
I'm sure you have heard people say: 'I feel it in my stomach' 'I always go with my Gut'. You might even say that yourself. But logically we still like to believe the best decisions come from the logical brain, but did you know you have two other brains and one of them, is in your gut!
Whilst you were settling down to your Christmas turkey, Amanda Lightfoot was alone, battling rain and altitude in the mountains of Obertilliach. Christmas Day was down as a simulated race session in Austria. Just another day of hard training, and there's been plenty of them.
We spoke to pro snowboarder Aimee Fuller, one of Team GB's brightest medal hopes in the 2014 Winter Games, competing in slopestyle, as she boarded the flight to Russia. She's just made it through to the semi-finals...
I was recently asked by a reporter whether these programmes demonstrate how ruthless we need to be to get on in business. Certainly not. To achieve success we need to have a spiritual attitude and that doesn't mean being soft and fluffy.
I can never sleep on Sunday nights. I've tried it all - within reason. Dimmed lights. Extinguished screens. Abandoning 'real' coffee for decaff, from midway through the afternoon. Music. Relaxation exercises - learned strategies of breath.
We all need a little help to get the creative juices flowing from time to time. Maybe you're stuck for ideas, or just need something to get you started: a story, a character, a concept to embrace or to react against.