April 2017

Want to live twice as long? Meditation might help

In his new book The Science Of Enlightenment, the meditation teacher Shinzen Young claims that if you meditate for a few minutes a day, you’ll double your lifespan. There are two obvious possibilities here. One is that he’s a charlatan. The other is that he’s talking in an annoyingly metaphorical way, as when [...]

Another Brexit campaign that dodges the hard questions

If you haven’t yet heard a Conservative politician mention “strong and stable leadership”, you soon will. If you are already sick of hearing that formula, you are not its intended audience. General election campaigns are not designed to stimulate people who have followed politics closely since last time the [...]
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