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October 15, 2014

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10:36 PM | Why can’t the cleverest country in Europe get any Nobel Prizes? Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham
Why can’t the cleverest country in Europe get any Nobel Prizes?   Raj Persaud and Professor Adrian Furnham   This year’s Nobel Prizes were announced last week; over the years certain countries tend to dominate the Nobel Laureate committee’s assessment of outstanding academic contributions. Obviously a larger national population should be associated with more chances […]

October 14, 2014

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4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Rumi
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” Rumi
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2:54 PM | The Secret of Success Which Explains Why the Cleverest Country in Europe Doesn't Win Nobel Prizes
The young Afghan Malala Yousafzai's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize last week gained worldwide attention, while John O'Keefe's Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine was a particular source of national pride in the UK.

October 10, 2014

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8:39 AM | The Link With Islamic State, and Why the Politics Behind Ebola Could Kill You
Is it possible that we could suffer a world-wide Ebola epidemic, killing hundreds of thousands, because our government has been distracted by Islamic State, which in fact poses less threat to the citizens of this country, than a contagious infection with a previous case fatality rate of 79%?

October 09, 2014

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11:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Lionel Richie
“Great fighters are not determined by how many punches they can throw; it’s how many punches they can take. When you get knocked down, get up.” Lionel Richie
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9:30 AM | Why Just Having Goals Isn’t Enough
Why Just Having Goals Isn’t Enough [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] The hardest question in life is asking ourselves what we want. I often say that if we don’t know what we want or where we’re... Read More ›

October 07, 2014

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3:34 PM | Inside the Mind of the Twitter Troll by Raj Persaud FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist
Inside the Mind of the Twitter Troll   Raj Persaud   Under headlines such as ‘McCann ‘Twitter troll’ found dead in hotel’, the media have widely reported that Police were called after the body of a woman was found in a Leicester hotel room.   The woman, now reported in the press as found ‘likeable’ […]

October 04, 2014

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8:27 PM | RUSSIA RETURNS TO POLITICAL ABUSE OF PSYCHIATRY? Raj Persaud talks to leading campaigner Robert Van Voren
Raj Persaud in Conversation with Robert Van Voren. Why are professional psychiatric organisations in the rest of the world reluctant to be critical of Russian Psychiatry, when it abuses diagnosis and turns it into a political tool? A new paper in the academic journal ‘International Psychiatry’ published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists explores the […]

October 01, 2014

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11:04 PM | Is the battle with Islamic State a ‘Just’ War? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen
Is the battle with Islamic State a ‘Just’ War? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen A leading authority on deciding whether a war can be ‘just’, explains whether the Western fight against Islamic State, is indeed a ‘Just War’. Is this war being sold to the public as ‘just’ or ‘moral’, when in fact it is […]

September 30, 2014

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10:30 AM | Quote Therapy – by Rita Mae Brown
“Don’t hope more than you’re willing to work.” Rita Mae Brown

September 23, 2014

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11:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Iyanla Vanzant
“Some children do what they’re told to do; some children do what they’re told not to do; all children do what they’re parents have done.” Iyanla Vanzant
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9:54 PM | British Opinion Polls Reveal a Dramatic Decline in Impact of the Bible on the UK - Does This Spell the End of Christianity
A recently published review of opinion poll data, from 123 national sample surveys of the UK adult general population, documents dramatically declining allegiance to the Bible over recent years, even among regular churchgoers.

September 21, 2014

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11:10 PM | Raj Persaud in conversation with Elizabeth Lunbeck discussing her new book – ‘The Americanization of Narcissism’ – DOWNLOADABLE PODCAST
Discussing her new book with psychiatrist Raj Persaud, Elizabeth Lunbeck explains ‘The Americanization of Narcissism’ published by Harvard University Press. This is an important tome because it critically tackles the way the modern age thinks of itself. Lunbeck identifies some key moments in the notion that this is a particularly narcissistic age. One seems to […]
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