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That elusive quest for happiness

Life

That elusive quest for happiness

Even though every part of our lives is surrounded by comfort and technology; we have an exceptional level of personal freedom and liberty; and we have tastes and experiences our grandparents couldn't imagine, we are no happier. Why is that the case?

Why are we so awkward about patriotism?

Opinion

Why are we so awkward about patriotism?

Many of us think of patriotism the same way we would a venereal disease: we may happen to exhibit a few symptoms from time to time but we would be extremely uncomfortable to discuss it. What does patriotism mean in today’s world and why do we feel so awkward about it? How can we bring people together without leading to exclusion of others?

Salt Live – Imagine no religion: would the world be a better place?

Salt Live

Salt Live – Imagine no religion: would the world be a better place?

Religion causes many of humanity’s greatest problems. Division. Intolerance. Conflict. We no longer think that religion is a harmless choice; it’s now seen as a dangerous delusion. At the same time, religious people report higher levels of personal satisfaction and meaning. How can both be true? Is religion part of the problem or is it the solution?

Valentines or Galentines? I think I’ll pass on both

Love

Valentines or Galentines? I think I’ll pass on both

It only took me thirty years to realise that finding 'The One' would never fulfil me. But as long as I've got my squad of great friends, I'll be able to make it through life pretty happily – right?

The art of lying

Opinion

The art of lying

Get ahead in life. Win friends. Shortcut your way to the top. Choose the liar's path and a life full of power, wealth and adoration could be yours. What’s the catch?

Did God set us up to fail?

Faith

Did God set us up to fail?

The Christian story tells us that because Adam ate the forbidden fruit, all of us are born sinful and separated from God. So why did God create forbidden fruit in the first place? Was he trying to trip us up?

The curious case of Kanye West

Faith

The curious case of Kanye West

Whether you’re a fan of his music or not, Kanye West’s story is a hard one to ignore. Having previously declared himself to be a God, what can we make of his recent religious revival?

Dark, SAD and cold: how can I survive the bleak midwinter?

Life

Dark, SAD and cold: how can I survive the bleak midwinter?

I hate Januarys: the days are dark and, like many of us, I struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. So how can I get through the bleak winter months?

Chasing Happiness

Salt Live

Chasing Happiness

Chasing Happiness: The Search for Lasting Contentment The desire for happiness drives every decision we make, yet it often feels fleeting and unobtainable. Can true happiness really be found?