05:46
How We Lie to Ourselves
by The School...
5 days ago ∗ Views: 118,442
We are liars of genius when it comes to hiding uncomfortable facts from ourselves. But there's real wisdom in understanding how we manage to deceive ....
04:59
Countries for winners; countries for losers
by The School...
7 days ago ∗ Views: 119,742
A good way to divide advanced societies is to ask: which are the good ones if you're doing well, and which are the good ones if you're doing badly? In...
03:44
Why We Feel Lonely and Odd
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 254,455
We feel lonely and odd because we mistakenly assume that the kind of thoughts and fears we have will have no echo in other people. They do; it's just ...
04:42
The Origins of Suicide
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 145,235
One of the oddest facts about the tragedy of suicide is that it isn't as common in every country, society and age. Rates of suicide appear to rise eno...
03:54
Why we should show our hurt rather than argue
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 143,478
Our tendencies, when we've been slighted by our partner, is to wound them back immediately. We would have far calmer relationships and kinder ones too...
03:16
On Still Being a Virgin
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 299,564
Our era of sexual liberation encourages us to have sex; but at the same time, hugely stigmatises those who don't have it, from choice or circumstances...
04:35
The Importance of Vulnerability
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 200,774
We often imagine that what will win us friends and esteem is strength. But surprisingly, it's vulnerability that's at the core of friendship and likea...
05:34
What's Tricky About Your Sex Life?
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 172,937
We tend to feel very alone with the challenges of our own sex lives – but thereby miss a general truth: there isn't anyone on the planet for whom se...
04:37
Why We Eat Too Much
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 269,897
We're hugely invested in the idea that the cause of obesity lies with diet – and that we should therefore solve the problem with kale and apple soup...
05:33
The Problem With Our Phones
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 386,627
They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don't entirely recognise.
03:25
How to Process Your Emotions
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 335,144
In order to be calm and at ease with ourselves, we need regular periods where we do something rather strange-sounding: process our emotions. Here is a...
06:36
How to Deal With A Crisis of Meaning
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 211,152
Many of us are regularly thrown off course by what we might term 'crisis of meaning'; periods when what we are up to seems not to connect up with anyt...
02:57
Brazil: The School Of Life
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 116,358
Did you know we have a branch in São Paulo, Brazil? Discover our The School of Life branch in São Paulo (and other cities around the world). For mor...
03:25
You Are Not What You Earn
by The School...
2 months ago ∗ Views: 198,300
The modern world firmly equates how much we earn with how good, noble, wise and worthy of honour we are. This is a brutal misunderstanding of how sala...
04:15
Why ‘love’ is a useless word – and three alternatives
by The School...
2 months ago ∗ Views: 684,122
Many of our relationship problems stem from the emptiness of our vocabulary around our affectionate emotion. We have only the minimal word 'love'. Luc...