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How Not To Get Captured: Two Basic Meditations To Help Master Your Monkey Mind

There’s a seemingly trite truth that we always live in the now. When we try to grapple with the present moment, however, we find that focusing our attention and not getting swept away in the flow of our own thoughts and emotions is extremely difficult. Few people are aware of just how chaotic their minds are moment-to-moment—ideas, thoughts, images and feelings just emerge and

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Mike Bruton On How To Become A Great Inventor: 40 Insights From “What A Great Idea!”

In her foreword to Mike Bruton’s new book, What A Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions (2017), the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, wrote, “It is very important that we, as South Africans, should be creative and innovative, so that we can both improve what we do on a regular basis and so that we can introduce radical new inventions to

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The Year and Beyond

Once again the debate begins, was this a good year? Was 2017 the year when the world finally got better? Or are the events that occurred its defining factors? 2017, the time when a series of terrorist attacks were unleashed on different parts of the world. When the children of Yemen and Somalia died of starvation. The year of displacements and ethnic cleansing. The

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[Big History] PASCAP visits the West Coast Fossil Park and The Isivivana Centre

Thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust has been running four 10-week Big History classes this year at four of our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. During the school term break, to complement the course’s big ideas and support other related local organisations, the young Big Historians who took part in the programme went on

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