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  1. The Health Issue No One Talks About 

    Bilal Hafeez

    It usually strikes when you are between 45 and 55 years old. You can start to feel more anxious and lose self-confidence. Your memory may falter.

  2. What Is Fire?

    Bilal Hafeez

    We take ourselves far too seriously, but someone who didn’t was American physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988). 

  3. A Simple Technique for Producing Ideas

    Bilal Hafeez

    The best book I’ve ever come across on coming up with ideas is a very short one called “A Technique for Producing Ideas” by James Webb Young published in the 1940s. The summary of which is: 

  1. How To Build Top-Performing Teams 

    Bilal Hafeez

    What makes a team perform well? Most studies tend to rely on anecdotal evidence to determine the markers of success. But perhaps one of the best studies on the subject is by MIT’s Alex Pentland. 

  2. 6 TV Shows to Watch

    Bilal Hafeez

    The Succession Season 4 trailer just dropped and it reminded me how good that show is. The first episode comes out on March 27, but if you’re looking for something else to watch in the meantime, here are six shows I’d recommend:

  3. The Tao of Checking Your Phone 

    Bilal Hafeez

    I’m guilty of checking my phone too much. I try to be disciplined, but I still check social media at random moments. The worst app is TikTok – the algo is spooky in how it optimizes the feed to keep you on it for hours.

Transform Your Life With Music

Bilal Hafeez

I’ve never really been into music. Films and books are more my thing. But recently I’ve started to appreciate the power of music to transport me to another dimension.

Time for Gelassenheit 

Bilal Hafeez

Some words don’t translate well into English. Gelassenheit is one of them. This German word means ‘to let be’, ‘to allow’, ‘abandonment’ or ‘serenity. And the more academic meaning of the word is ‘releasement’ – the act of releasing or letting go.

  1. My 15 Favourite TV Shows of 2022

    Bilal Hafeez

    Cinema is dead! Long live TV! It's been a remarkable year for the small screen, and my list could barely be contained to just ten.

  2. 5 Life Hacks From Religion

    Bilal Hafeez

    In today’s world, especially in Western Europe, religion can often be viewed negatively. Religion is thought of as irrational...

  3. One of the Greatest Political Speeches

    Bilal Hafeez

    In an increasingly polarized world, it takes wise leadership to articulate an alternative path. Many of today’s leaders fall short, so we need to go back...

Macro Hive Predicts England to Win the World Cup

Bilal Hafeez

Surely, Brazil will win the 2022 World Cup. Betting markets have them as favourites, followed by Argentina. Brazil has won the World Cup...

The Sins Of Isaac Newton  

Bilal Hafeez

In Western society, there is a common narrative around the history of science and religion. It argues that we were on the right track of rationality and science...

  1. What’s Your Pronoun In the Metaverse?  

    Bilal Hafeez

    Cisgender. Gender fluid. Non-binary. Transgender. Many are having to learn what these terms mean. To some this is liberating, to others, this is an outrage.

  2. 13 Rules for Radicals to Gain Power

    Bilal Hafeez

    Saul Alinsky wrote one of the most influential works on setting up grassroots movements: the 1971 book Rules For Radicals. Here are his 13 rules.

  3. Politics = Bloodsucking Insects?!

    Bilal Hafeez

    Given the never-ending source of drama coming from UK politics, I thought it’s worthwhile hearing how politicians over the ages have mocked their own profession:

The Sentence with the Most Information

Bilal Hafeez

The supremely entertaining and smart physicist, Richard Feynman, was once tasked to giving introductory physics lectures to Caltech students.

5 Striking Short Videos To Watch

Bilal Hafeez

In a world with TikTok, it’s easy to get used to throwaway short videos – you view and forget. But there are some really good creators who creating genuinely cool short videos.

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