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Productivity

Everything is accumulative: building good habits to move beyond willpower

We all have habits, some positive, some negative. If you aspire to become good or even to excel at something, the best way to achieve this is to make that something a habit.

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What are the rules of good photography?

The rules are a good starting point with photography, but as with anything, it’s often useful to know and understand the rules before then figuring out how best to bend or break them – the best photography can often go against those rules! 1: Shoot with the light behind you to light the subject This […]

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What course should I go for, industrial design or automotive design?

I’m just going to put it out there: if you have a choice between the two, choose Industrial Design. Here’s a few reasons: Keep education broad first; specialise later It’s pretty well established that as you proceed up the academic ladder, your field of interest narrows — so a PhD thesis is usually based around a […]

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What are some lesser-known sights to see in London?

Allow me, if you will, to take you on a whistle-stop tour of London places as seen in films and TV — some of these sights are less known than others, but they’re all connected as locations for filming, and therefore (for me at least) have inherent interest. Let’s assume you arrive at Kings Cross (31 million […]

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Opinion

The Privileged Few

Looking around my pleasant apartment in Salisbury I notice a tasteful array of softly-hued furniture around me, wooden floors, a Persian rug and a gentle warm light by which I can write. Although I’m in the centre of town, the double glazing keeps the noise out — as well as the recent autumnal chill. I read recently […]

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Productivity

The Art of Continual Self Development

I sat in a camping chair within the base of a wide valley in North America – the towering dark shape of austere, snow capped mountains just a fringe to the infinitely vast ocean of stars above. The warmth of the campfire playfully singed my legs, the cool of a clear, open night sky gently […]