Category Archives: 10. Moralis

The reason why time management ruining us

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named … Continue reading

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How to be mediocre ..& be happy with yourself?

In the novel Catch-22, the author Joseph Heller famously wrote: “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.” He’d taken a quote by Shakespeare on greatness and turned it on its … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Says Marriage Mostly Invalid Now

Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment. “We live in a culture of the provisional,” the Pope … Continue reading

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Philosopher Daniel Dennett On How To Criticize

“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,” Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, “let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a … Continue reading

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Proof That Good Manners Do Change Your Life

Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is the point. I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a haircut. No soul would associate me with watercress sandwiches. Still, every year or so, someone takes me aside … Continue reading

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Life Lessons People Generally Learn Too Late

If your ambition is to lead a satisfying life, your best bet is to cultivate connection. Studies show that people who enjoy rich ties with friends and family are happier, have fewer health problems, and are more resilient. When it … Continue reading

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Palestine Religious Leader’s Wife-Beating Tips

A Palestinian leader has given tips for dealing with a rocky marriage – which includes a husband beating their wife ‘so long as it does not make them ugly’. Hassan al-Laham, who holds the title of ‘mufti [legal expert] of … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II Letters To A Married Woman

Pope John Paul II was one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century, revered by millions and made a saint in record time, just nine years after he died. The BBC has seen letters he wrote to a … Continue reading

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How Some Of Us Learning To Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis despatch 1000 super-confessors

Pope Francis has sent more than 1,000 priests on a global mission to forgive grave sins that normally only he, or a top Church official, may pardon. The Missionaries of Mercy, nicknamed the super-confessors, were given the special license for … Continue reading

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