Reading and writing can be acts of courage that bring us closer to others and ourselves. In this Ted Talk author Michelle Kuo shares how teaching reading skills to her students in the Mississippi Delta revealed the bridging power of the written word as well as the limitations of its power.
Heading back to uni and have a textbook list as long as your arm? Pop the ISBN into Booko and load up your cart the clever way.
Today’s clever pick is Urban Economics.
Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies for developing the capacity to brave adversity, overcome struggle and face whatever may come head-on with fortitude and grace.
Happy New Year! We wish you all a year of health and happiness full of great friends, great fun and great books.
Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving story, Before The Coffee Gets Cold, explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time?
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life – serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you – gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.
It’s an olde but a goodie…this Ted Talk with Jamie Oliver is one of our favs as it really challenges the world’s ignorance surrounding food.
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is leap into feminism, for people at all stages of their journey who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves.
This festive season, perhaps more than ever, it feels important to be supporting local businesses and that includes our farmers too. This Ted Talk shows us how to put our purchasing power into action and why we should shop at our local farmers market this festive season.
Remember gifts don’t have to cost the earth, sometimes something made is just as thoughtful and lovely, and it’s the little things that make some of the best gifts; a smile, hug or favour for a neighbour.