Genuine complaints received by from customers by Thomas Cook Vacations

1. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.” 2. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.” 3. “We went on holiday to Spain and had …

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Seneca on achievement and ambition

Seneca is particularly skeptical of the double-edged sword of achievement and ambition — which causes us to steep in our cesspool of insecurity, dissatisfaction, and clinging:. “It is inevitable that life will be not just very short but very miserable for those who acquire by great toil what they must keep by greater toil. They …

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Trending today: Persuasion Art (a modern poem)

I have always wanted to be an artist. I have dabbled in painting, drawing, singing, acting, Pottery, writing, poetry, verse and music composition. But these days the most celebrated art is Concept Art. How could I muscle in on it? Unmade beds have been done, along with Sitting opposite someone, stock still, saying nothing all day. …

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How to raise children, Epicurean-style

It goes without saying that raising children is one of the most important things humans do. But there is so much bad advise on how to raise your children. In this post I’ll try to address what both the liberal secularists and the religious conservatives get wrong on parenting, and how to do it in …

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A refreshing story about a Yale psychology course

The most popular, wildly popular, course at Yale is a psychology course run by Prof. Laurie Santos. Prof. Santos, in mid-semester, told her students that her hour and a quarter session was on no account to be used for work and study, but should be used for relaxation and enjoyment. Stop worrying about grades if …

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