Survival of the adaptablest, powering through the bends

Survival of the adaptablest, powering through the bends

This time last financial crisis, the credit crunch, I was sitting in the decorous green room that is Home House near enough not to be able to pretend not to have overheard raised telephone voices. The call identified my fellow member as a business owner. I caught his eye and...

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Our favourite meditation podcasts

Our favourite meditation podcasts

Our stress levels have spiked during lockdown. Spending lots of time indoors, missing family and friends; those coping well are the exception, rather than the rule. Wellbeing brand Healthspan found that 20-somethings now feel anxious for an hour and 45 minutes each day, an increase of 23 minutes. Even more...

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There have been three pandemics in the last seven months

There have been three pandemics in the last seven months

Take a moment. How would you rate the management of the current Covid-19 crisis by our political masters?  Here is a short roll call: We still have the second highest death toll in the world. We treated people in Care Homes appallingly. We chose the wrong testing system. We were...

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Wild Swimming: One of life’s great pleasures  

Wild Swimming: One of life’s great pleasures  

Open water swimming, or wild swimming, is the practise of swimming outside in an open body of water. The activity has trickled back into the mainstream in recent years, with an increasing number of people revelling in the pleasure of a dip in the great outdoors. Search #wildswimming on Instagram...

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Long-Haul Travel During Covid-19

Long-Haul Travel During Covid-19

Until recently, long-haul travel was the norm for many. Any given journey began with often-frustrating queues to check-in, drop baggage or pass through security. Only once these administrative hurdles had been overcome could passengers enter into the bustling departures terminal where shops, restaurants and lounges hummed with other eager holiday...

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Fieldtrips in the Time of Coronavirus                                                                                                                                        

Fieldtrips in the Time of Coronavirus                                                                                                                                        

Fieldwork is an essential part of any Earth Sciences degree with the average geology graduate having spent weeks, if not months, of their time at university hammering rocks, collecting samples and gaining general experience outside of the classroom. At University College London, a two-week trip to Andalusia to study the...

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Taking a Sabbatical – renewing your love for what you do

Taking a Sabbatical – renewing your love for what you do

The relentless tyranny of the urgent and the ever-growing pace of challenging change can slowly erode the joy from the passion that brought you to your chosen career. In the same way that a marriage can be refreshed when the couple commit to a regular date night away from the...

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