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Whether it’s a cosy corner shop or a well-delivered joke, there’s plenty to write home about even when we’re confined to our ’hoods. Plus: our correspondents check in from afar.
When faced with unexpected and unfamiliar situations, our instinct might force us to panic. But as Alain de Botton explains, there is another option: keep calm and carry on.
How Daniel Libeskind rediscovered his home.
Nobel Memorial prize-winner Daniel Kahneman understands our behaviour better than most. So has our response to coronavirus been at all rational?
Infographics raise the bar. That’s the line at ‘La Repubblica’.
We might be physically far-flung but our community ties are stronger than ever – and this could be an opportune time to seek even more robust connections.
We’re finally discovering our softer side.
‘Hope’ – the theme of the 2019 Prix Pictet – comes in as many forms as there are people breathing air. These photos by the shortlisted nominees capture life in places that are remote and perhaps forsaken – but that contain…
It’s not all doom and gloom. We should ensure that enforced behaviours can bring on positive changes to the ways we interact.
Across garden fences and from open front doors, the new community connections being forged during lockdown must endure.
In the US, the dogma of individual freedom is too often accompanied by disdain for expert opinion. Coronavirus should teach us that this mindset just isn’t worth the risk.