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Pearls of wisdom from Rome’s greatest emperor.

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The first time I learnt about Marcus Aurelius was probably the same time most people became familiar with his name — after watching Gladiator.

In the film, he is portrayed as a wise elder statesmen who knows his reign is coming to an end. Faced with the difficult choice of…

Just one reason among many for antitrust legislation

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The outage on Facebook’s servers was unexpected and lengthy. But it was also an eye-opener to just how much we rely on one company for providing the services we use every day on the internet.

Everyone knows Facebook, but you might not be aware the company also owns Instagram and…

Tips to reach a century of books in 365 days

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If you’re an avid reader, there’s one question you might have asked yourself a few times. How many books can I read in a year?

Then, you might have conjured up your next question: How to read 100 books in a year? …

Fantastic fiction stories to add to your reading list

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While I love reading non-fiction, there’s something about reading novels that makes my heart sing. As much as I can become engrossed by a fascinating history book, there’s nothing that sparks my imagination like a good novel.

There’s a reason fiction has endured as a genre throughout the ages. Novels…

Is it all downhill from here? Or will things get better?

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This is a question I’ve been asking myself for the past couple of days. Has my life peaked? Have I experienced the best parts of my life already?

It might seem like a strange question to ask when you’re only 31, but the question has nestled itself in my mind…

A reading list to alter your perceptions

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Reading is one of the best ways to broaden your horizons. By reading about what you’re unfamiliar with, you extend your knowledge and realise what you don’t know.

Not every book will change how you see the world, but some will. A book that will do this offers a counterpoint…

There’s more to freedom than the rights of the individual.

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Since March 2020, most people around the world have experienced some form of limitations on their freedom. Before this date, this idea would have been unfathomable to most in the western world.

But the emergence of Covid-19, a deadly virus for which humans had no collective immunity, the choice was…

Critics are not welcome in the church of Bitcoin

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Cryptocurrency is forcing its way into the mainstream.

A few months, we were treated to the bizarre spectacle of Elon Musk promoting Dogecoin to millions of people on Saturday Night Live. A coin based on a meme and created as a joke in 20 minutes.

Never mind that Musk is…

We often underestimate our own intelligence.

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Intelligence is crucial in everyday life. Without it, you’re liable to overestimate your abilities and run into trouble. But, it’s also true you can underestimate how smart you are.

Unless you’re Donald Trump, you’re probably not proclaiming yourself to be a genius to anyone who’ll listen. More likely, you’ll play…

A reading list to challenge your thinking

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One of the best things about reading is that it can open your eyes to new ways of thinking. A book can change your views on life and expose you to a different way of seeing the world.

It’s a cliche, but most of us have a book or two…

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