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  1. Don’t Doubt, Try the Difference

    Bilal Hafeez

    ‘If you’re in doubt about something that’s not in your life, try it. Things are so different in practice versus in theory. The only way to know is to experience it yourself.’

  2. Do Men Hold Women Back At Work?

    Bilal Hafeez

    Indeed, it seems that the COVID pandemic hit women more than men in the labour market.

  3. Gravity Is Not What You Think

    Bilal Hafeez

    Back in 1915, Einstein published his theory of relativity which actually upended our understanding of gravity.

  1. How To Live Well According To the Ancients (Part Two)

    Bilal Hafeez

    Every day, there seems to be some new ‘discovery’ or hack that will unlock our happiness. It’s hard to know what will work and what will not. It’s for this reason...

  2. How To Live Well According To the Ancients (Part One)

    Bilal Hafeez

    Every day, there seems to be some new ‘discovery’ or hack that will unlock our happiness. It’s hard to know what will work and what will not. It’s for this reason...

  3. Time To Stop Eating

    Bilal Hafeez

    It’s good to give up food and drink every now and then. At least that’s what numerous religions and cultures tell us about fasting...

Time to Make Spring Resolutions/Goals

Bilal Hafeez

Spring, rather than the start of the year, is the best time to make resolutions for the year. The days get longer, flowers begin to bloom, and the sun makes more regular appearances...

1999 – The Best Movie Year Ever

Bilal Hafeez

The Matrix. The Sixth Sense. Fight Club. The Insider. Magnolia. Need I say more. For various reasons, the last year of the millennium saw...

  1. Love Life, Love Poetry

    Bilal Hafeez

    I don’t naturally lean towards poetry, I prefer the straightforwardness of prose. At the same time, I know that poetry, like music, can...

  2. 22 Untranslatable Words

    Bilal Hafeez

    Many times, you can’t quite find the word in English to describe something. Thankfully, other cultures and languages have such words.

  3. Imperfecting Your Wabi-Sabi

    Bilal Hafeez

    Wabi-Sabi is NOT wasabi – the green splodge that you get with sushi and sends a shock wave up your sinuses. Instead, wabi-sabi is...

36 One Liners from Blaise Pascal That Will Open Your Mind

Bilal Hafeez

Blaise Pascal lived in the 1600s and is famous for his argument for the existence of God, known as ‘Pascal’s wager’.

Want to Join a Survivalist Community?

Bilal Hafeez

A lesson from someone who joined a survivalist community.

  1. What the Chinese Thought of the British Empire In the 18th Century

    Bilal Hafeez

    I was brought up with a very western-centric view of the world, and culture continues to frame things in that way. It is therefore...

  2. 13 Cheat Codes For Life

    Bilal Hafeez

    I was recently scouring through Reddit and I came across a discussion on ‘cheat codes’ for life. Many of them were surprisingly good...

  3. Films That Were Really About The Pets!

    Bilal Hafeez

    I love my pets. I have one dog, Bamboo (a Cavachon), seven cats (from Norwegian Forests to moggies), and five chickens...

The 3 Stages of Life According to Shakespeare

Bilal Hafeez

The beauty of Shakespeare’s works is that they can be interpreted in many ways. One of my favourites is to think of his biggest plays as....

7th Century Leadership Lessons

Bilal Hafeez

It is tempting to think that leadership today is uniquely bad, but when you study history you find that nothing is unique, especially...

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