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Some Useful Websites
Since 2012, Aeon has been publishing what it calls “some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web”. Its aim is to ask the large questions, and to offer new perspectives on common topics. Its “Essays” are written by many world-leading authorities
Brain Pickings was founded in 2006 by Maria Popova as a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why.
Though this link takes you to the Conversation UK, there are equivalent sites for US, Canada, Australia and Africa.
The FarnhamStreet blog consistently produces brain-food across a wide spectrum of interests, from science to philosophy. These aren’t necessarily related to current affairs, but are sure to force you to stop and think. Farnham Street also have a weekly newsletter which you can sign up for.
Rated number 1 out of 100 as one of the best personal development sites, Life Hack covers everything from fitness to mental health.
Open Culture is aimed at the lifelong learning community. These are people who are constantly striving to expand their knowledge in many areas. In their own words, “web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Open Culture's mission is to centralize this content.
About this guide
Images from: TED - The Importance of Self-Care
This guide supports the Life Skills programme available to all students at UCA. It provides additional resources and information on such life skills as taking care of yourself, knowing yourself, effective speaking, the power of listening, being mindful, emotional intelligence, resilience, conflict resolution and mental health.
The tabs on this guide correspond to the workshops you have had on developing various skills such as healthy living, communication skills, including the art of listening and deepening communication, adapting to change and emotional intelligence including conflict resolution. Each of these pages has a list of useful web resources and/or recommended library resources.