Behavioural economics – a legitimate tools for setting public policies? Professor Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, currently teaches at Duke University and is the author of the bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of  Irrationality. His  TEDx lectures have over 12 million views and counting. Prof Ariely is the founder of The Centre for Advanced  Hindsight.  His work has been featured in a variety of media including The New York Times,  Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading Behavioural economics – a legitimate tools for setting public policies? Professor Dan Ariely

Infidelity & Economics. Esther Perel and prof. Dan Ariely

This one question is for my own personal pleasure – I saw on social media that you were with the “relationship gurus” amongst who Esther Perel, who I really like to get in touch with and have been failing to do so. Did anything come out of this meeting that will engage economics and relationships in a brand new hybrid? I think that Esther is … Continue reading Infidelity & Economics. Esther Perel and prof. Dan Ariely

Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

“Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.” Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist and philosopher who teaches in Oxford and is also a writer (“The Meaning of Madness”, “Heaven and Hell – the Psychology of Emotions”, “For better, for worse” – to mention a few), a blogger for Psychology Today, associate follow of the … Continue reading Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

Animated love. Yehuda Devir.

(…) Everyone defines their own happiness bar. I consider myself a very happy person. I have a roof over my head, food, water to drink, an amazing wife that supports me, a loving family, the freedom to do whatever I want and the strength to do so, what else does a person need? Yehuda Devir is an Israeli illustrator and graphic designer, who took over the … Continue reading Animated love. Yehuda Devir.

Photo: Sylwia Makris

I was meant to be a creator and creator of life. Melanie Gaydos.

  Melanie Gaydos was born with a condition that wouldn’t necessarily predict her career as a model with worldwide fame. Half-blind, toothless and bald, Melanie stormed the fashion world a couple of years ago and has been changing the game ever since.  She can also be seen in the movies “Un Ciel Bleu Presque” (2016), “The Third Sister” (2013) and “Saint Frankenstein” (2015) and Rammstein praised … Continue reading I was meant to be a creator and creator of life. Melanie Gaydos.

Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

A 2012 report of the World heath organisation claimed that “unipolar depressive disorders, ranked as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease in 2004, will move into the first place by 2030”. As of 30 March 2017, 13 years earlier than predicted, depression is officially the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide. What are the reasons behind the epidemic boom of depression, why … Continue reading Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

A new life. A new love. A new chapter. Isabel Allende

What I have learned is, that there is no age for passion or for love.  Isabel Allende.  The Chilean author has written over 20 books, that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold nearly 70 million copies. Her best-known works include the novels The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, Paula, Maya’s notebook. Her work is often based … Continue reading A new life. A new love. A new chapter. Isabel Allende