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Little Leader

When I was 15, I attended a church camp in the summer. This was not your usual church. It was named The Center for Spiritual…

Violence Can Be an Answer

I was rather small and skinny, and because of this, I had been dumped into toilets, locked into lockers, pushed around, called names, and I…

Useful and Powerful Creative Techniques

One of the most valued traits that a modern employee should possess is creativity. A huge number of companies describing their perfect candidate in job…

How to Be Happy

Happiness is often framed as an elusive condition. People may seek true happiness for their whole lives, and believe it is impossible to achieve. However,…

A Short History of Celebrity

By Patrick West When you read tirades about today’s cult of celebrity, you can invariably expect two axioms to present themselves. One is that this…

Loneliness and Its Effects

Everyone probably knows the feeling of isolation, when the entire world seems to be behind a glass wall: one can see people on the other…

Creepiest Burial Rituals of the World

One of the criteria of a civilized society is how its members treat their dead. Technological advancements such as the invention of the wheel, pottery…

Sexism in Video Games

It is difficult to disagree that video games have nowadays become one of the largest entertainment industries. Annually, a large number of video games are…

A Defence of Private Schools

By Angus Kennedy Kevin Rooney wants to start a fight to ban private schools (1)(2). To give every child an Eton. To storm the Bastilles…

Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

By Mark Carrigan We all find it hard to admit that we were wrong, yet this is precisely what the feminist writer and journalist Natasha…

Entrepreneurial Resilience

There are many ways of earning money and gaining self-realization in the modern western world. Rather often, these two needs are connected: people actualize themselves…

Mumbai Fables

By Dolan Cummings Western observers with no particular knowledge of Indian politics and society tend to assume the renaming of Indian cities in the 1990s…

Relocating to the Man Cave

By Katherine Sansom An Americanism gaining popularity across the Atlantic, the ‘man cave’ is a garage, basement, or spare room in the family home, a…

Changing Gender Roles

There is an infamous old German expression: “Kinder, Kuche, Kirche,” supposedly coined by emperor Wilhelm II and referring to a woman’s place in German society,…

Jean Baudrillard

By Patrick West The late Jean Baudrillard was often described, not always approvingly, as ‘the high priest of postmodernism’. The philosopher and sociologist depicted a…

The Salvation Army

Among charity organizations existing currently, there is one that takes its mission so seriously that it sees itself as a military unit on duty. The…

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