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The Man Book: Creating a Reservoir of Timeless Wisdom

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in June 2019. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dan Hickey.  Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. —Einstein In May of 2011, while scanning the Long Island Sound on the top deck of the Port Jefferson ferry, I had an epiphany. At ...
Tags: Google, Featured, Robin Williams, Life, Reagan, Ireland, Ben Franklin, Athletics, Bob, Jack, Frost, Einstein, Journaling, Craig, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson

How Many Acres Do You Have?

Wild Mountain Thyme isn’t likely to win any Academy Awards, but it’s a fun date movie about an Irish woman named Rosemary who longs to win the heart of her hapless neighbor, Anthony. It’s a fun and scenic movie to watch. I wasn’t expecting to think much about any of the themes of the movie, but one theme did make me think. Anthony’s cousin Adam visits Ireland from America. “How many acres do you have?” he asks Rosemary. “I don’t know,” Rosemary replies. “How do you not know how many…...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, America, Ireland, North America, Anthony, Rosemary, Adam, Eugene Peterson, Pastoring

How we met: 'I fancied him as soon as he rescued me'

Joan and John Gallagher, 64 and 62, met in June 1983 after a windsurfing session went wrong. They now live together in Catalonia in SpainIn 1983, Joan Tuohy was living and working in Boyle, in County Roscommon in the west of Ireland, an area popular for its water sports on nearby Lough Key. One summer’s day she was out windsurfing on the lough when she got into difficulties. “It’s quite a big lake and when the wind changed I realised I wouldn’t make it back to shore,” Joan says. Luckily, she was...
Tags: Relationships, Catalonia, Life and style, Ireland, John, Mars, Joan, Boyle, John Gallagher, County Roscommon, Joan Tuohy, Lough Key One

Naoroji’s ‘Drain of Wealth’ Approach: Guiding Indian Nationalism

Beyond brief by-rote study of history at school about the ‘Grand Old Man of India’, not many Indians are aware of the true depth of the achievements of Dadabhai Naoroji. Mathematics prodigy at Bombay’s Elphinstone College, expatriate business representative in London, the first Asian to be elected to the House of Commons as MP in 1892. As much as these are great achievements, perhaps his greatest is his study of the systematic impoverishment of India by both the British East India Company and t...
Tags: England, London, Life, India, History, Britain, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Parliament, Mumbai, Whitehall, Bombay, Gujarat, University Of Southern California

King Ghidorah being conspicuously indifferent to a pile of cricket books

Email readers: Sorry you’ll have to click through to the website to see the photo. Probably should have mentioned that about a year ago when we first realised that the ‘featured image’ doesn’t appear. Miriam writes: Here’s my cat King Ghidorah being conspicuously indifferent to a pile of cricket books. We found these books in the shed when we were looking for the baby set for the high chair. The books had probably been there since we moved in four years ago. They are now on the daybe...
Tags: Sex, Ireland, Leo, Miriam, Tribble, Regulars, Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, Ghidorah

Jason Derulo announces partnership with Bedlam Vodka tied to its national launch, and talks creativity, 'living rebelliously,' and how the pandemic has changed his outlook

Jason Derulo has taken time in 2020 to expand his business ventures, and hone his creativity. Get Engaged Media Jason Derulo and Bedlam Vodka, distilled and bottled by Graybeard Distillery in North Carolina, announced their new brand partnership today, as Bedlam launches nationally. Previously only available in select locations, Bedlam Vodka — a spirit distilled from long grain white rice for nearly 200 years in rural Ireland — is now available for purchase on Amazon and in stores across t...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Celebrities, Small Business, Entertainment, Life, US, Trends, Ireland, Retail, Evans, North Carolina, Vodka, Partnerships, Liquor, Jason Derulo

Shivering Dublin bay swimmers slighted for their 'fancy fleeces'

Choppy waters as clash of ‘newbie dryrobe types’ with ‘hardy’ bathers swells into debate on tribes and snobberyJames Joyce opened Ulysses with a reference to the “scrotum tightening” effect of swimming in Dublin bay, but these days there is a secondary, somewhat more visible effect: dryrobe bashing.A boom in the popularity of sea swimming in Ireland has filled Dublin’s bathing spots with people wrapped in fleece-lined hooded robes – and for some of the old-timers it feels like an invasion. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Fitness, Life and style, Ireland, Identity politics, Dublin, Swimming, James Joyce, Joyce, Ulysses

A look at Trump's most failed businesses, according to his tax records

Donald Trump, pictured in his office in Trump Tower in 2012. Jennifer S. Altman/For The Washington Post via Getty A bombshell New York Times report released Sunday said Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and nothing at all for much of the previous decade. Those same records reported that some of Trump's businesses have been hemorrhaging money. His golf courses showed combined losses of $315.6 million, while his hotel and real estate umbrella company also posted mul...
Tags: Taxes, Washington Post, Scotland, Life, Trends, Ap, Features, Ireland, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manhattan, Miami, Associated Press, Fifth Avenue, Times, Donald Trump

The 10 richest family 'dynasties' in Asia, who have a collective net worth of over $250 billion

The Ambani family is worth $88.1 billion. Reuters The 10 richest family dynasties in Asia have a collective net worth of over $250 billion.  Here's a look at the ultra-rich dynasties who have inherited their wealth, from the descendants of the man who accidentally invented oyster sauce, to the Ambanis, who are energy scions known for living lavishly. All net worth data comes from Bloomberg's Billionaire Index and is up to date as of September 2020. The list below is comprised of those feat...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, London, Indonesia, Life, Singapore, India, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Thailand, Ireland, Mumbai, Samsung Electronics, Seoul

Photos show a surreal scene at the Kentucky Derby during the pandemic, with almost no fans in the stadium and protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

Left: Fans at Kentucky Derby in 2019; Right: Empty stands at Kentucky Derby in 2020. John Minchillo/Charlie Riedel/AP The iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the 146th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, September 5. This year's race, which was postponed from the first weekend in May due to coronavirus concerns, was unlike any other. The Derby took place with fewer horses, less than half the typical wagering, and no fans in the stands. During the Derby, Black Lives Mat...
Tags: Kentucky, Life, New York City, Trends, Features, Ireland, Dubai, Derby, Horse racing, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, Hall of Fame, Black, Mohammed, Kentucky Derby, Louisville

11 habits of ridiculously likable people you can teach yourself

Being likable is under your control. Andrew Kelly/Reuters Dr. Travis Bradberry is co-author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart. He says that too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few. In fact, being likable is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence. Being consistent, asking thoughtful questions, and using positive body lan...
Tags: Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Kindness, Features, Ireland, Iq, Emotional Intelligence, EQ, Nordic, Simone Biles, Don, Pasadena Calif, Heath

Summer Fridays Review

The Story Behind Summer Fridays Founded by bloggers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, Summer Fridays is a line of skin care products designed to “relieve stressed-out skin so everyday feels like a Summer Friday”. These bloggers were inspired to create Summer Fridays after trying countless...
Tags: Ireland, Beauty, Marianna Hewitt, Lauren Gores, Skin Care Reviews

An England v Pakistan Test series “precap” (with preamble)

We were going to do a recap of the England v Ireland one-dayers, but they haven’t actually finished yet. So instead we thought we’d switch focus and do a ‘precap’ of the Pakistan series. We thought we were being wilfully annoying by using a made-up word like ‘precap’ when we could of course just say ‘preview’. But it turns out ‘precap’ is a word that people genuinely use. So now we’re the one who’s annoyed because ‘precap’ is a stupid word. The Ireland series recap/review would have bee...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Uncategorized, US, Ireland, Pakistan, West Indies, David Willey, Sam Billings, Waqar Younis, Azhar Ali, David Carradine, Gabriel, Guwahati

David Willey is out of step with the world

Two examples which highlight how unutterably dreadful David Willey’s timing is. Example one. In March 2019, Sky Sports commentator Ian Ward delivered the definitive expression of incredulity when David Willey opened the bowling against the West Indies in an Alice band. (You may have seen it.) In July 2020, almost every England cricketer seems to sport an Alice band, sweat band, bandana or similar, because apparently England cricketers are unable cut their own hair, unlike everybody else ...
Tags: England, Sex, Ireland, West Indies, Alice, David Willey, Ian Ward

Looking back on the rarely-that-highs and not-especially-lows of Joe Denly’s Test career

Joe Denly is an unbelievable Test cricketer. You’ll note that we’re saying ‘is’ and not ‘was’ there. That’s because of the specific way in which Joe Denly is/was unbelievable. Sometimes you only need to do so much to get the gig. And sometimes you only need to do so much to keep it. Joe Denly was brought to us to play a whole inconclusive Test career. And to somehow carry on playing it, never quite departing the stage. Ever since his debut in January 2019, we have marvelled at Denly’s a...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Joe Root, West Indies, Stokes, Adam Gilchrist, Mount Maunganui, Brett Lee, Joe Denly, BJ Watling, Denly, Ben Stokes Headingley

July Check In

Halfway through 2020. And what a year it's been so far. No one saw a global pandemic coming back on New Year's Eve when we made our resolutions.John and I toasted in the New Year in Oaxaca as usual and stayed until mid March when it was apparent that the world was facing a global pandemic.  We flew home through Mexico City where few people had started wearing masks yet; we sanitized our tray tables on the plane home and hoped for the best. Since then it's been a strange ...
Tags: Mississippi, Careers, Ireland, Mexico City, John, Oaxaca, Gig Harbor, Judy Wise, Bellissima Art Escapes

The Top 4 Trending Celtic Clothing Items Of 2020

Fashion keeps evolving, but one thing to note is that it keeps repeating itself. Depending on the richness of culture, the fashion industry comes up with trends to promote it. The Celtic culture has had an impact on the fashion world from centuries ago to date. In 2020, these are some top four trends in Celtic clothing fashion to look out for and rock. 1)            Kilts Woolen kilts, first worn in the 16th century by men of Scottish and Irish origin, helped keep them warm...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, Scotland, Ireland, Celtic, Irish, Kilts, Fashion Advice, Amazon You, Tartan Plaid, Irish Wool, Celtic Clothing, Celtic Dresses, Celtic T-shirts, Tartan Shoes, Wool Kilts

The Grand Old Man of India who became Britain’s first Asian MP

How was an Indian elected to the British Parliament in 1892? What relevance could this historical event have for us today? Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) is an unfamiliar name these days. Yet, aside from being the first Asian to sit in the House of Commons, he was also the most important leader in India before Mahatma Gandhi, as well as being an anti-racist and anti-imperialist of global significance. Article By Dinyar Patel | Historian | BBC Now, more than ever, amidst various global crises, ...
Tags: UK, London, Life, India, History, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, South Africa, House Of Commons, Karl Marx, Parliament, Bombay, Great Britain, Holborn, British Parliament

The Best Books to Read in Uncertain Times

A few days ago, I was playing some one-on-one basketball with my son Gus. As he was taking the ball back to our driveway’s “half-court line,” he stopped and said, “You know Dad, COVID has really changed our world really fast.” It’s an obvious observation, but when your nine-year-old articulates it, it stops you in your tracks for some reason.  Gus is right. The world has really changed really fast due to the global pandemic. And it continues to change rapidly and fluidly from week to week,...
Tags: Books, London, Montana, Life, Job, Travel & leisure, Ireland, Lincoln, Jeremy, Jack, Cormac Mccarthy, Marcus, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Auschwitz, Abraham Lincoln, Gus

A cat being conspicuously indifferent to the Boxing Day Test

AP Webster writes: “Please find attached two pictures of my parents’ cat, Dusty (sadly not named after Dusty Rhodes), being conspicuously indifferent to the Sky pundits at lunchtime in the First Test at Centurion. “He is also showing considerable indifference to the pile of Christmas presents in front of the TV, and does not appear to be showing the Christmas crib the level of respect that some would say it deserves. “Feel free to choose your ‘favourite’ to use, based on which you fee...
Tags: England, Sex, Ireland, Leo, Strauss, Dusty Rhodes, Owais Shah, Regulars, Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, AP Webster

Goth princess: how the new It dress won over Kate – and everyone else

The pretty but slightly perplexing dress is a hit with celebrities and royalty alike. Here’s why it is so popularAs our esteemed readers know, we at the Guardian fashion desk do not make a habit of blanket coverage every time a duchess wears a dress to a thing. There are issues that demand rolling coverage in the news right now, and common sense suggests that Kate’s decision to wear, say, a tweed suit versus a wool coatdress on a given day’s charity visit probably isn’t one of those issues. But ...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, Ireland, Vogue, Cameron Diaz, The Duchess of Cambridge, Scarlett Johansson, Dresses, Kate, Roland Mouret

How I learned to stay safe in Highland mountains – with the experts

A week-long mountain leader course teaches the skills to navigate and lead expeditions in some of Scotland’s remotest and potentially hazardous terrainI go to the mountains to breathe. To look out over huge vistas. To put my body in a different environment. To have fun with friends. To get cold, tired and hungry. To wax lyrical about tea and hot showers. To see the world anew.The mountains of the UK and Ireland offer unique environments for adventure, exploration and nature connection. Over the ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Scotland, Life and style, Ireland, Walking, Walking Holidays, Climbing holidays, Learning Holidays, Scotland Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Highlands Holidays, Highland mountains

20 of the best learning holidays in the UK and Europe

From singing and surfing to furniture-making and freediving, we choose breaks where you’ll learn new skills while having fun in beautiful surroundingsPortrush is a bracing but beautiful place to learn to surf. Despite having two top surf beaches, it is far less crowded than beaches in Devon and Cornwall. But for totally empty breaks, Portrush Surf School also runs one- to three-day surf tours to hidden spots along the west coast of Ireland. There are at least two surf sessions a day, with coachi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Life and style, Ireland, Cornwall, Devon, Cultural Trips, Learning Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Portrush Surf School

Paul Rice went underground to meet Russia’s LGBTQ population. ‘A Worm in the Heart’ is the result.

Director Paul Rice It’s one thing to stage a film on a set. It’s another to actually live it. Paul Rice did just that. The Irish-born director, who, at 30, now lives in San Francisco, felt a moral calling to after hearing stories of the suppression of queer people in Russia. Rice grabbed his camera, his boyfriend Liam, and set off to document the lives of LGBTQ Russians. His three-week trip consisted of stops in some of Russia’s largest cities via the Trans-Siberian railroad. The resulting fi...
Tags: Europe, Feature, UK, New York, Entertainment, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Eu, Society, Austria, United States

Priests broke confession confidentiality to out gay soldiers to military

(Photo posed by models, via Unsplash/Public Domain) A British politician has apologized after it emerged some chaplains with the British armed force told superiors about gay and bisexual military personnel in the 1990s. The UK dropped its ban on openly LGB people serving in the armed forces in 2000. However, before this time, gay military personnel were routinely dismissed if their sexuality became known. According to the Times, some chaplains reported LGB personnel to their superiors after h...
Tags: UK, England, Navy, Life, Lifestyle, Military, Ireland, Ministry Of Defence, The Times, Confession, Defence, Chaplain, Lgbtq, Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty

Who said it in 2019? The quiz of the year's most outrageous quotes

Match the obnoxious, horrendous or merely outlandish quotes to the wanton, scandalous or merely unconventional celebrityIt was a vintage year for Spice Girls fans, as the band re-formed for a sell-out Britain and Ireland tour. But which of the following statements did Scary Spice, AKA Mel B, not make in 2019?“Can the CEO of Tesco Food Dave Lewis please contact me urgently?”“She is going to hate me for this because she is all posh in a country house but it wasn’t a ‘thing’, it just happened, we j...
Tags: Celebrity, Life and style, Britain, Ireland, Spice Girls, Boris Johnson, Dave Lewis, Essex, Mars, Mel, Sussex, Charles Moore, Lorraine Kelly, Pizza Express Woking, Tesco Food, Lady GagaLana Del ReyGemma CollinsRylan Clark Neal

Leo Varadkar opens up about the homophobic abuse he’s suffered since being named Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar become Ireland’s first, and the world’s fourth, openly gay head of government when he was named Taoiseach in 2017. But being the leader of his country’s government doesn’t mean he’s exempt from bigotry. Speaking to the Irish Sun, 40-year-old Varadkar is opening up for the first time about the homophobic abuse he’s suffered throughout his life and over the last few years especially. “If you’re mixed race and if you’re a person of color, you do experience a degree of racism and discr...
Tags: Politics, India, Lifestyle, Racism, Ireland, Dublin, Homophobia, Mumbai, Leo Varadkar, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Varadkar, RTE Radio, Irish Sun, Pete Buttigieg Leo Varadkar

'I felt compelled to hug strangers’: a day at the gathering of my ancestral clan

When Megan Nolan received her invitation, she wasn’t convinced of the importance of a shared name. Could 20 Nolans change her mind?In June this year I received an email inviting me to Carlow, Ireland, to receive an award from the Nolan clan. The award was in recognition of my writing career, a little gesture of thanks for promoting the Nolan name in the world. I was dimly aware of Irish clans, largely from gift shops near tourism hotspots, where you can sometimes buy a horribly expensive sweater...
Tags: Europe, Family, London, Life and style, World news, Ireland, Nolan, Megan Nolan, Carlow Ireland

How to be hopeful: nine photographers on their most inspiring pictures

Joy in an orphanage, refugees reaching safety, warriors encountering a young rhino and the greening of a tropical hotel. Images that give hope for 2020 – selected by Sarah GilbertHannah Franzén Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Animals, Iraq, Singapore, Environment, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Ireland, Wildlife, Art and design, Migration, Cameroon, Refugees, Bangladesh, Kenya

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