2011.09.15

How To Take Holiday Photos

The famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said your first 10 000 photographs are your worst. A depressing thought for the new...
2011.09.19

A City Without Billboards

Imagine taking a stroll to your nearest park and not being assailed by the sight of a celebrity trying to sell you xyz cream or an airbrushed model wearing the latest jeans. It seems that without anybody noticing, our public areas have become advertising spaces and you can't even look out of your office window without your eyes meeting a silent salesman.
2012.07.01

I’m too sexy for Milan, too sexy for Japan, so sexy it hurts

For some, the most important part of travelling is not the runway that you jet off on, but rather the catwalk that awaits you on the other end. The question of which destination to pick becomes quite vexing when there are so many fashion shows and weeks to compete for your attention. To help you pick out the best, most fashionable places to be seen at, we've collected the top established and rising fashion capitals of the world. Even Right Said Fred would find themselves insufficiently sexy to be seen at these places
2011.06.10

g* becomes a rat

After all, when was the last time you met an employed philosopher? Such earthly matters are beneath the philosopher class - Satre, Russell, Aristotle, Socrates: none of these ever held anything approximating a 9-5 clock in, clock out job.
2015.07.01

Dying at the end of the month

Imagine for a moment that your life began on 1 July and ended on the 31st – say, 80 years of a life shrunk down to 31 days. What would your savings ...
2012.01.20

Sci-Fi Travel Gadgets

If sci-fi is anything to go by we are meant to have flying cars by now, but instead the most advanced form of travel is the lowly Segway. Transport and travel have certainly not lived up to the lofty expectations of science fiction, but in the spirit of optimism we've decided to compile a list of our favourite travel gadgets from sci-fi. A nerd can but dream of one day hopping onto a podracer to beat traffic or redo that embarrassing night out in the TARDIS
2011.07.22

Styling your head

Nothing says you've been on holiday like bronzed skin and a sunglasses tan (raccoon eyes). Still, a sunburnt face is not a good look on anyone. This could all be kept under control pretty easily by wearing a decent hat.
2011.02.14

How I learned to stop worrying and love Metrorail

Look anywhere but into somebody's eyes, which may seem simple but eyes seem to crowd everything out when you're trying to avoid them. It's like magnets. They just come together unbidden.
2018.09.09

Thinking about your view of risk

A successful investment is when there is a match between the risk you expect or perceive and the actual risk of the fund. Calibrating your risk tolerance is a problem of psychology and the most difficult psychology to solve is often your own.
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