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Colin Crooks: The Let-Down Generation
Social entrepreneur Colin Crooks argues that we are wrong to focus on youth unemployment.
Alice Bell: Improving Public Understanding of Science
Alice Bell tackles the myth of scientific literacy as a panacea to understanding science.
Leisa Rea: The Delight of Losing
In the year of the London Olympics, Comedian Leisa Rea ponders the delight of losing.
Naif Al-Mutawa: Art and Religion
Naif Al-Mutawa discusses the importance of interpreting and translating between cultures.
Gillian Wheeler: Flower Design as Art
Flower design is evolving into an art, argues Gillian Wheeler.
James Bridle: Computers and Cultural Memories
James Bridle asks how computer networks will affect cultural memories.
Ali Mangera: The Future of Shopping
Architect Ali Mangera discusses the closely-connected futures of cities and shopping.
Katarina Skoberne: Family History Repeating
Katarina Skoberne describes how history repeating itself taught her valuable lessons.
Joe Dunthorne: Lessons from the Mosh Pit
Writer Joe Dunthorne asks what we can all learn from rock gigs about living together.
Ian Robertson: The Winner Effect
Ian Robertson argues that success and being a winner has a drug-like effect on us drug.
Niall Iain MacDonald: Rowing the Minch
Niall Iain MacDonald describes his extraordinary fight back against depression.
Ruchir Sharma: The Search for Economic Growth
Ruchir Sharma describes his search for the next global economy which can deliver growth.
Margaret Heffernan: Whistleblowers
Entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan argues for the value of whistle-blowers to businesses.
Colin Murray Parkes: Insecurity and Extremism
Colin Murray Parkes illuminates the importance of secure attachments for human happiness.
Mark Vernon: Narcissism
Writer Mark Vernon says narcissism should be rehabilitated as a positive form of self-love
Rabina Khan: Redefining Multiculturalism
Rabina Khan calls for a new definition of multiculturalism which avoids simplistic labels.
Ben Dyson: Understanding How Money Works
Ben Dyson argues for the need to understand how money works before fixing the bank system.
Anna Minton: Fuelling Fear with High Security
Anna Minton argues that higher security creates a sense of fear rather than safety.
James Friel: In Praise of the Single Life
James Friel defends the values and virtues of the single life.
Ismail Einashe: The Challenge for British Somalis
Ismail Einashe reflects on the causes of violent gang culture among young Somali men.
Maria Popova: The Architecture of Knowledge
Maria Popova asks how we can find more information we don't know we want to know.
Sara Ziff: The Problem with Fashion
Model and activist Sara Ziff discusses the problems with fashion and modelling.
Amber Dermont: The Benefits of an Unhappy Childhood
Amber Dermont explains the benefits of an unhappy childhood.
Nancy Lublin: 21st-Century Social Activism
Nancy Lublin argues that the web has transformed social activism for the better.
Georgie Fienberg: Saying No to Pity
Georgie Fienberg argues that charities doing development work should want to close.
Tom Armitage: The Coded World
Tom Armitage says learning to write computer code means learning to think in a modern way.
Sally Kettle: Does hope help?
Adventurer Sally Kettle argues that hope is not helpful.
Anwar Akhtar: The Meaning of Pakistan
Anwar Akhtar says British Pakistanis can help Pakistan face its future as an Asian nation.