Amidst many of life's distractions,
how going back to basics,
the simplicity of reading a good book
has helped me regain focus, clarity, & joy
Obituary: The loves of Agitu Godeta's life were her goats. Living in the northern Italian region of Trento where she was a goat herder, she found peace & solitude despite having been seen as an outsider at first. But her love of her goats transcended all suspicion & she thrived with plans to help other outsiders feel wanted.
When a victim of a sexual assault is interrogated, a tactic often used to discredit their accusation is to question the accuracy of their memories. "False memory" is a term made popular by a couple who were accused by their daughter of abuse. But how true is this syndrome and how reliable are our memories?
At 86, Quincy Jones is still working hard. With dozens of projects underway, the legendary producer still feels like a kid and shows no sign of slowing down. His career is akin to folklore with stories of partnerships and friendships with people who are remembered for being icons. Read his story here.
Hers is a story of sweet serendipity mixed with hard work and bold choices. Helen Goh is a pastry chef and psychologist who realised that she didn't have to settle for one passion to feel fulfilled. And the Universe responded by helping her find people who felt the same. Including the incredible chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
Fake news & conspiracy theories have been running rampant and are more accessible today thanks to social media. Yet, what is the psychology behind misinformation--both from those who spread it and those who consume it? What can we do to ensure we recognise what is true, what isn't, and how we're not an unwitting part of the spread of lies?