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Why I am a feminist #5/5

This is my fifth, and last post of reflections on being a feminist. The Stats There are many statistics which show that in most parts of the world, women do not (yet) have equality with men. I could run through … Continue reading

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Why I am a feminist #2/5

PATRIARCHY Rule by men Patriarchy means, literally, “rule by men”. And that might sound like that would be a good thing for men. But it’s not. And why not? We’ll get to that. The first wave of feminists were the … Continue reading

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Schools Hurt Your Home Life – but They Don’t Have to

Schools play a big part of our lives. Not only do they shape our development as children, but they continue to impact us when—as adults—we have children of our own. We choose our homes to be near good schools; we … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Folding Socks: Three Lessons from Marie Kondo

“Life-changing magic” is a big claim. Life-changing magic may come from a powerful love, the birth of a child, a spiritual experience, or, according to one woman… throwing away socks. Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a blockbuster … Continue reading

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Experiment of the Month: Go Stress Hunting

Between work and all the day-to-day tasks that pile up, it can be hard to find the time for the things we want to do. We are stressed, bamboozled and bombarded with advice to try mindfulness or improve our time management, but is that the answer? … Continue reading

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“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Theaster Gates: Reimagining Home

The home is not just the four walls where we sleep – the idea of “home” is a cultural and mental construct. Who better to re-imagine the home than the creative, dissenting voices; the dangerous minds that traverse the traditional paradigms. … Continue reading

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“One never reaches home,’ she said. ‘But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.” ― Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend ♦

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Refugee Week: Flat-packed Homes

This week is Refugee Week. It’s a poignant time to consider the meaning of home, knowing that there are millions of refugees around the world who have fled their homes due to war, persecution, poverty or disaster. They leave behind … Continue reading

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