The School of Life

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.