We just love running after extremes, don’t we? Something is either the absolute worst, or heaven on earth. Don’t say it is ‘good in these ways’ and ‘bad in those ways’ : it’s too complex, and our eyes glaze over. But, in the words of Chesterton : "A dead man swings, a live man stands solidly on the ground.”   Why chase the...

The Fads are Confusing: It's virtually impossible to stay on top of all the latest fads in nutrition. In the last 60 years, we've already gone full-circle; from whole-fat, to low-fat & and back to "butter is best". So, what is the truth? Why do the "expert" opinions play merry-go-round? (And, what's up with the latest coconut-water craze!?) There's a complex system...

If you grew up in the West, and you often read blogs and Google "how to” strategies, you probably don't need new information. You actually need some advice to apply what you already know. We can Google anything; but turning that information into actions, is a different ball-game. So, we've torn out an action-page from our workshops, and posted it up...

He makes eye-contact. Darn it! You know his face, but — like so many others — you have forgotten his name. Oh no! He’s coming over. You put on an exaggerated smile, which probably has more of a deer-in-headlights look, and dive straight in: “Heeeeey! How aaaaare you!?” Still blank. No name. Was it James? Michael? Hmmm. In fact, you don’t even know where you’re...

Your brain is the most powerful computer on the planet. It's also squirrel somewhat distractable. For instance, it only takes squirrel you a moment to recognize the word that does not belong. However, you still squirrel cannot stop yourself from: Slowing down, to make sense of the unusual word Actually reading the squirrel word, and creating a mental image of...

Comms R Changing: A friend of mine -  teacher - mentioned how one of her students wrote an English essay in SMS-language. To the student, it's just "language" - it's how he communicates every day.  Apparently he cldnt evn recognize th differenc btwn what he wrote&th basic grammar & rules we were held2, just a few yrs ago. Spellcheck has replaced...

Peter Pan has become somewhat of a mascot for the 21st century. We've turned into a society obsessed with our youthfulness, and 'grossed out by old people'. Healthcare companies, marketing-ploys, pharmaceutical giants and researchers spend billions of dollars annually to discover, create, or at least simulate the 'elixir of youth'....

During a lunch-date, my friend once mentioned how she tries to raise her 6-year old son to be ‘human' before he goes out into the world. She said that she doesn’t guard him from external influences, but attempts to raise him in this world, dealing with the ups and downs of human interaction, before the digitised virtual reality sucks him...

Apparently we cannot multitask. Some research has shown that our minds are designed to focus on one thing, and one thing only. This is not entirely true - so we’d like to qualify this statement. You can multitask, sometimes, but first, we need to explain how your brain works: Your Brain: Geography: Firstly, your brain is divided into several geographic territories. You...

One of the best ways to get people to read your content, is to start a title with ‘3 tricks’ or ‘How to’. That may be how we got you to read this. But, don’t feel cheated! We are all looking for ways to be better at our jobs, relationships and finance, and any advice out there is helpful. However,...