Alain de Botton

Type: Person
Name: Alain de Botton
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Design Hunter Q&A: Nicky Lobo

Name: Nicky LoboWhere you are from/live: from – Lahore, Pakistan; live – Sydney, AustraliaWhat you do: Editor, HabitusWhen did you first know you wanted to be…An editor? When I realised that I preferred thinking and talking about design, rather than actually ... [Published Habitusliving.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

They also serve, those who do “dirty” jobs

[Science Solitaire] What if you did not know your passion and don’t know what you want?I used to be a total devotee of the work mantras that beckoned us to follow our passions and do what we want. But somehow, I am no longer so quick to value work borne ... [Published Rappler - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Senior Focus: Get your head in the right place for a long life

Alain de Botton, a Swiss documentary maker and writer, commented that “a good half of the art of living is resilience.” A series of medical studies prove him right.A study of more than 10,000 Americans older than 50 demonstrates the power of resilience. ... [Published STLtoday.com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

A diverse community

It’s always a pleasure to get together with IFoA members at our annual residential conferences. I am disappointed therefore that I am not able to attend the GIRO conference this year. But on reviewing the programme of speakers – one of our most interesting ... [Published The Actuary - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Shopping - Water Tank Way: Upper West Side

Below Melbourne's new CBD residential building Upper West Side is Water Tank Way: a laneway that opens out to the corner of Spencer and Lonsdale streets. Eventually, it's set to host a small collection of high-end retail stores, but for now, it's shifting ... [Published Time Out Melbourne - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Look, ma isn't giving up

There are lessons for my children in the way I deal with personal disappointments. Recently, I applied for a scholarship. I had my heart set on doing a PhD in creative writing and had already started research for a book of short stories. Knowing that ... [Published Asiaone - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Star Comment: Divided we’ll certainly fall

Opinion polls indicate that there is still no majority among the Scottish people for independence.Little credit for this can be claimed by the official No campaign. Its mostly woeful efforts could have been designed to drive voters into the Yes camp by ... [Published Morning Star Online - Aug 23 2014]
Entities: Scotland, NATO, England
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Critical soul-searching confirms where a critic's loyalties lie

Fay Weldon. Photo / Jane UssherIt's easy to recall the moments in my life when I've been so overwhelmed by sudden shame and remorse that I've prayed for a meteorite to smite me on the spot. One occurred this summer at the Curious Art Festival at Hampshire's ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Fancy renting this marvellously bonkers house designed by Grayson Perry?

Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has turned his able hands from pottery and tapestry to graphic novels in the past, but his latest creation is on a far larger scale.Take a look at the astonishing vision that is “A House for Essex”, a holiday ... [Published LondonlovesBusiness.com - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

SA needs meaningful economic journalism

DELIVERING this year’s Ruth First memorial lecture, National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim once again made the case for socialism, inspired by the economic vision of the Freedom Charter.The idea that a working-class party ... [Published BDlive - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 2 reports

How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever

by Cody C. Delistraty offers a lovely meditation on the connection between beauty and happiness:In The Architecture of Happiness , Alain de Botton weighs the feeling of walking into an “ugly” McDonalds in the Westminster area of London compared to the ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Scottish independence: The famous for and against – and the Scots who just want to decide for themselves

A group of campaigners from the rest of the UK urging Scotland to vote against independence today released a list of celebrities who have all been saying "let’s stay together" – but it hasn’t gone down quite as planned with Scots themselves. Coming from ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]

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Design Hunter Q&A: Nicky Lobo [Published Habitusliving.com - Sep 16 2014]
The power of dissatisfaction [Published Nigerian Tribune - Sep 14 2014]
They also serve, those who do “dirty” jobs [Published Rappler - Sep 12 2014]
Uncovering the Great White Male: Grayson Perry ... [Published New Statesman - Sep 11 2014]
Senior Focus: Get your head in the right place ... [Published STLtoday.com - Sep 11 2014]
Sam Harris wants atheists – and everyone else –... [Published Religion News Service - Sep 10 2014]
A diverse community [Published The Actuary - Sep 04 2014]
How to fall in love with a city: Embrace the ad... [Published The Express Tribune - Aug 31 2014]
Cloud of skeptics [Published Christian Century - Aug 29 2014]
Shopping - Water Tank Way: Upper West Side [Published Time Out Melbourne - Aug 27 2014]
Look, ma isn't giving up [Published Asiaone - Aug 26 2014]
Alison Lurie’s meditations on architecture fall... [Published Miami Herald - Aug 24 2014]
Star Comment: Divided we’ll certainly fall [Published Morning Star Online - Aug 23 2014]
Critical soul-searching confirms where a critic... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 22 2014]
Fancy renting this marvellously bonkers house d... [Published LondonlovesBusiness.com - Aug 21 2014]
SA needs meaningful economic journalism [Published BDlive - Aug 19 2014]
50 Shades of Grizzly, DDP's macho yoga, Philoso... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
Thailand's Full Moon Party [Published Travel Fish - Aug 18 2014]
A step beyond - the new breed of iconic hotels ... [Published DesignCurial - Aug 18 2014]
How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 17 2014]
How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 17 2014]
The Beauty/Happiness Connection [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 15 2014]
The School of Life: Spring Classes [Published Four Thousand - Aug 14 2014]
The Three Mistakes Atheists Make [Published Huffington Post - Aug 13 2014]
Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy's p... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 10 2014]
TEDx salon events form “the backbone” of TEDx c... [Published TED Blog - Aug 07 2014]
Scottish independence: The famous for and again... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
David Attenborough, Mick Jagger and, erm, Will ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
New managing editor takes the helm at The Villager [Published Waller County News Citizen - Aug 06 2014]
The Advanced Metrics of Attraction [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 15 2014]
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How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 17 2014]
by Dish Staff Cody C. Delistraty offers a lovely meditation on the connection between beauty and happiness: In The Architecture of Happiness , Alain de Botton weighs the feeling of walking into an “ugly” McDonalds in the Westminster area of ...
TEDx salon events form “the backbone” of TEDx c... [Published TED Blog - Aug 07 2014]
TEDxMadrid’s most recent salon took place in an overflowing theater under the stars. “You cannot put a door on it!” says organizer Antonella Broglia of their atypical venue. “The ideas are flying in the air, into the windows of buildings.” Photo: Courtesy ...
The Advanced Metrics of Attraction [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 15 2014]
John Allen Paulos in The New York Times: The essayist Alain de Botton has been writing a great deal lately about crushes, those sudden infatuations aroused by the merest of stimuli — the way she subtly rolls her eyes at a blowhard’s pronouncements, ...
What People Say In Their Twitter Bios, Vs. What... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 21 2014]
58 Twitter cliches, decoded. Twitter / BuzzFeed 1. "Hardcore travel enthusiast" — I went on a gap year. 2. "Unapologetic explorer" — I went camping once.3. "Thrill-seeker" — I bungee-jumped once.4. "Adrenaline junkie" — I cycle to work.5. ...
Seven things I came across this week that are w... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 15 2014]
Inspired by my friend Om’s regular series of “Seven stories to read this weekend” posts, I thought I would collect some of the pieces of writing that have impressed me and/or made me think this week, in case some of you are also looking for things to ...
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