The insidious pull of extremism (why too much of anything is bad)

Excess often has a delayed reaction. Think of those moments where you very slightly over indulge - a delicious Sunday roast in Shoreditch, finishing the chocolate eclairs at the…


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How to go viral on Instagram

Recently I saw a couple of my Instagram posts go, what I would call, certifiably viral. Interestingly enough, it happened at a time where I was putting close to zero effort into…


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Happiness makes for a cruel master

Comfort has become something of a secular god in recent times. Its perhaps better marketed twin, happiness, is frequently stated (by people who I often admire) as the ultimate…


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The problem with big data

Today the world is full of statistics, trends, analyses and conclusions. Now more than ever we are being bombarded with data around the current health crisis such as infections,…


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The hidden dangers of living for likes

If you’ve ever used social media then you’ll be all too familiar with the sense of awesomeness that comes when you absolutely boss an Instagram post and the likes come flooding…


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From zero to hero on Instagram Live

It feels like everybody and their dog is hitting Instagram Live (as well Facebook and others of course) right now. I’m definitely in that category of people experimenting with…


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There is always a silver lining (reflections on the coronavirus crisis)

It’s fair to say that these are interesting times. Within the space of a few weeks (and even more so days), our experience of life as we know it is drastically changing. The…


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How to stay on the top of your game (a conversation around mental health)

Often when we think about mental health, we may conjure up images of perhaps the more negative side of the mind such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders or many other things.…


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Say yes to what you really want by saying no to what you don’t

Saying no is difficult in the world we live in. People are asking of our attention, our time, our resource and so on at increasing rates. It’s human nature to want to say yes and…


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Why pressure is a good thing

If you’re anything like me, then you feel slightly stressed, tired, stretched and at the limits of your life. Welcome to being a vaguely useful human being. Or adulting as the…


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