Quote of the day
Happiness science has achieved the influence because it promises to provide the longed-for solution.
~WILLIAM DAVIES, author of The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being
Why does Michael Phelps keep returning to a brutal training regimen in the pool, long after he’s achieved any imaginable accolade as a swimmer?
Should the government be worried about the state of the nation’s wellbeing or should we concentrate on what makes people feel unhappy?
How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking.
Parkour is a sport which sends people scrambling, climbing, jumping and balancing over the obstacles of the urban landscape. Its roots are in military training and it takes its name fromparcours du combattant, but a leading London Parkour group is based around a different idea: that Parkour is best done in a group and by women. Because the biggest threat to Parkour – as even Parkour’s all-male founders would agree – is testosterone.
Dufl, a startup that launched Thursday, aims to eliminate the pain of packing by removing the traveler from the equation almost entirely.
You’ve been told your story needs conflict. You’ve been told that each scene needs to have tension. You might have even been told you need to be writing villains, memorable antagonists that can supercharge your plot.
When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been.