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Trickle Down Ethics

Exploring an unintended consequence of political scandals.
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Big Oil and the Hypocrisy of the Arts

A call on the arts to really make a stand on climate change.
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On Intelligence, Knowledge, Ignorance and Wisdom

On the nature of intelligence and what we should aspire towards.
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Sleep, The Elixir of Life by Matt Hoyles

Advice from my late friend Matthew Hoyles on how to get better sleep.
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Human Wellbeing By Matthew Hoyles

The beginning section of Matt Hoyles' book, Human Wellbeing: An Evolutionary Approach to Physical and Psychological Health
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The Extraordinary People in Our Own Lives

An article remembering a very dear friend and about some of the great people in all of our lives.
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People Who Have Altered The Course Of History You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

An article on people who have greatly impacted history but been largely forgotten.
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The Fire Within

Thoughts about people with a burning desire for violence and what we should all do about it.
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The Boxer’s Child Paradox

On the benefits of resilience and how best to foster it
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On Careers, YouTubers and The Ego

Thoughts on the career aspirations of the youth of today and what this means for society as a whole.
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The Misrepresentation of Effective Altruism

A further defence of recent criticisms of Effective Altruism.
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The Art of Conversation in a World Which Can’t Stop Talking

A short piece on the decline of conversation, the reasons behind it and how we can all become better conversationalists.
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Why Good Ideas Matter

On the importance of good ideas, why we should interrogate our own and why we should be come better at persuading others.
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#HaalandComeHome

Why Erling Haaland should come home to Leeds and fulfil his dream
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Why I Have Given £10,000 to Effective Altruism

In June 2017 I took The Giving What We Can Pledge, part of the Effective Altruism movement, and committed to giving 10% of my earnings to charity until the day I die. In this article I discuss my reasons why, and hopefully encourage you to consider this decision also.
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