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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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: 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?