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Why Languishing Is the New Buzzword

Languishing describes how we feel in the covid isolation lockdown: Not flourishing. Not bored. But languishing. But why do we feel this way?...

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What Covid Taught Me About the Embarrassing Parts in the Bible

During COVID, those weird Old Testament laws about isolating, washing hands and social distancing from the unclean suddenly make a lot of sense....

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Tiger King: Are We Much Different From Joe Exotic?

While, in isolation, plenty of people binged Netflix’s crime documentary, “Tiger King” (2020). But maybe we're not so different from him as we think....

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Negative Response to a Viral Celebrity Cover of John’s Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, Highlights Our Desire to Be Truly Understood

The well meaning short 3 minute video of Gal Gadot and other celebrities singing Imagine has been mercilessly slammed and labelled "tone deaf"....

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Taylor Swift’s Pop Civil War Shows Why We Need a God

At a personal level, Taylor Swift calls out Scooter for “incessant, manipulative bullying” against her. This is a feud that has gone on for a long time....

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You Hate to See It. But You Don’t!

“You hate to see it” expresses a combination of criticism, schadenfreude, and dismay. But mostly it’s a lazy way of expressing faux sympathy....

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Why It’s Great to Be Irish on St Patrick’s Day

What are we celebrating on St Patrick's Day? The day celebrates St Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. But what on earth does Christianity have in common with being Irish?...

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Solo – But What If I Could Do with a Bit of Company?

His name says it all. He is alone. Solo. No parents. No friends. If we trust no-one, we will never be hurt. But if we trust no-one, we will be alone....

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Would Jesus Be a Laurel or Yanny?

On the one hand, the Laurel-Yanny debate is a proof of relativism. You have your truth and I have mine. But on the other hand, it can also function as proof of objective truth—because everyone still hears two syllables and the same vowels....

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