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In her book, The Upside of Stress, McGonigal asks, “If you could choose how stressful tomorrow will be, would you hope for a great deal of stress?” Our natural response is likely a resounding “No.” Yet, as McGonigal shows, a subtle shift in perspective around stress can be incredibly empowering. By reframing stress as a good thing and a sign of personal progress, we can avoid some of the baggage that comes with becoming stressed and actually turn our anxious feelings into a source of strength.

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With ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we focus on what's really important in our lives? Matthew Crawford, acclaimed author of The Case for Working with Your Hands, argues that our current crisis of attention, dissatisfaction with ourselves and alienation from other people, is the result of long-held assumptions in Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. In order to flourish, we need to establish meaningful connections with the world, the people around us and the historical moment we live in. What is needed is an ‘ethics of attention for our time’, grounded in a realistic account of the mind and a critical gaze at modern culture. Speaker: Matthew Crawford, philosopher and mechanic Chair: Jonathan Rowson, director, RSA Social Brain Centre

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Nir Eyal talks about "Knowing Your Behavior Type"

Illustration, Inspiration, Productive Life

A illustrated video explaining effective ways of planning your daily tasks to increase productivity.

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Kate Moross, a designer, illustrator and art director based in London, talks about different ways and approaches that lead to great design. ...