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Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.



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How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet -- and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk.

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Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët

Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery -- and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. She shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage by infusing them into film and music time capsules.

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I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter

One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization -- and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.

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How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone

With warmth and grace, Beth Malone tells the deeply personal story of her dad's struggle with frontotemporal lobe dementia, and how it changed how she thinks about death (and life). A moving talk about a daughter's love -- and of letting go and finding peace.

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What can psychopaths teach us? itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the…
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A little glimpse of my winter #Pilaucini menu with the brilliant team @elioruk @Elior_UK a remix of rice and curry… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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One of the most inspiring chats with marathon world record holder @SteveChalke MBE on ‘Why We Need Frustration’ and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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The perfect mid week roast, Indian style...#roast aloo ghobi, smoky, textured and full on flavour! pic.twitter.com/gBrVwpVbLJ
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