Love is for life, not just for Valentine’s Day
(4 minute read) Nicole Law didn’t expect that a heavy tome about love would prepare her so well for the annual February 14 romance-fest.
Pretty Hurts: The cult of (physical) beauty in Brazil
(9 minute read) When bodily beauty matters as much as it does in a country like Brazil, the cost can be not only financial but also personal. Bianca Costa Sales explains.
Learning to disagree without being disagreeable in five steps … or rather in five fingers
(9 minute read) Italian author and broadcaster Bruno Mastroianni offers a humorous but thoughtful guide to respectful dialogue using an unusual prop - the fingers of his hand.
Philosophy lessons from Spider-Man
(3 minute read) Sean Hurley looks at the hidden themes in the latest Marvel blockbuster.
The World of J.R.R. Tolkien
(2 minute read) This week we share with you articles about the great master of the rings of power and the Middle Earth.
Waking up from love’s dream
Lisa Fraser says you can only learn to love by loving.
“For 70 years the Queen turned up”
(5 minute read) Alex Osborne reflects on life and legacy of the late Queen. Constantly 'on show' for all her life, Elizabeth II gave an outstanding example of humble and consistent public service.
Pounding away at life’s keyboard
We need to work hard to develop our psychological and emotional ‘muscle memory’, thinks Nicole Law.
Communicating at the core
(7 minute read) Katelyn Hannel opens her toolbox of strategies for keeping relationships healthy and secure.
The best of ‘Stroll with Nicole’
(2 minute read) This week, we take a look back at some of the best of ‘Stroll with Nicole’ over the last three years.