The School of Life

It's Time for More Kindness!

Lucy Beresford | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

We all value kindness. Wherever we are in the world, kindness is a gesture that's understood and welcomed as part of our common humanity. And because the research shows that nearly all of us are kinder to others after someone is first kind to us, one random act of kindness has the potential to change the world. What kind gesture will you make today?

Weird Romance: Britain's Best Alternative Valentine Events

Colette Bernhardt | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Colette Bernhardt

A gush of oddball events, only loosely themed on love, are taking place across Britain this year. Most welcome the whole spectrum of relationship statuses - from the cringingly co-dependent to the bitterly heartbroken to the breezily unattached - while others actively tout themselves as post-modernist pick-up joints for the discerning lone ranger.

Pancake Day and Lent - Why Stop With the Larder or the Confessional?

Lily Bevan | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lily Bevan

How else might we purge, or prune, for the oncoming Spring? Clutter is common after the excesses of the festive period - so why not welcome the length...

Brené Brown on Vulnerability

Tina Bernstein | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Bernstein

In the summer of 2010 I was sent a Ted talk given by Brené Brown entitled: the power of vulnerability, which became a viral hit (to date it's been watched over six million times). Having been a ted talk fan for 5 years, I heard many inspirational talks but this one really hit the spot for me.

High Achiever or Wide Achiever? Why We Need a Revolution in Career Advice

Roman Krznaric | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Roman Krznaric

If a nation's currency is a clue to its character, Britain should be worried. Just take a look at a £20 note, where you will find the eighteenth-century economist Adam Smith staring fixedly at workers toiling in a pin factory.