Category: Lifestyle

Love as an active verb

Mindful Living In my article in February I wrote about meditation and marriage and how both contribute to deepening our sense of who we are at the deepest level of our being. Couples are often reminded at the marriage ceremony to view love, not as a noun, but as an action verb; to see love…

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Proposal to expand nature reserves to 30% globally Expanding nature reserves to cover at least 30% of the planet by 2030 is the flagship proposal of high-stakes talks to rescue Earth’s animals and plants from human destruction. But experts agree that a new target is the easy part and will be ineffective without funding and…

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One of two black boxes found from crashed Chinese plane Chinese searchers have found one of two black boxes from a China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed last week in forest-clad mountains with 132 people onboard, the aviation regulator said. The device was severely damaged, and it was not immediately clear if it was the…

Reasons to be a philosopher

Everyday Philosophy What’s the point of philosophy? I don’t mean to offer a justification for my own attempt to get a career out of it. When it comes to academic philosophy the standard reaction – “sure there’s no jobs in that” – could best be described as “harsh but fair”. No, I mean, what’s the…

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Managing different personalities in marriage

Marta Osborne Love Notes My wife and I sometimes have trouble managing our divergent personalities – she’s very quiet and reserved while I’m extremely active and extroverted. How do we make it work? The saying goes that “opposites attract”, and this is often the case. The attraction is the easy part, however – making it…

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Musk challenges Putin to ‘single combat’ for Ukraine Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted out a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, the challenge being ‘single combat’ and the stakes being Ukraine. Writing Mr Putin’s name in Russian and Ukraine in Ukrainian, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO said “I hearby challenge (Vladimir Putin) to single…

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Don’t dodge your vital vitamin D

Medical Matters Vitamin D has been catapulted into a ‘hotspot’ of discussion in the field of nutritional health science over the last decade. There are now nearly 100,000 published peer reviewed studies on the topic of “vitamin D’ and over 1,000 specifically related to vitamin D and Covid. So what’s our understanding of vitamin D…

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Wreck of Shackleton’s ship found off Antarctica The wreckage of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’, which was crushed by Antarctic ice and sank some 3,000m to the ocean floor more than a century ago, has been found, a team searching for it has said. The three-masted sailing ship was lost in November 1915 during…

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