For years, you felt burdened with thoughts, feelings and opinions that didn’t seem to make much sense to anyone else. You sometimes wondered if you were going mad.
In a surprise move, the Netherlands’ top cultural institution, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, has been turned into a giant therapeutic centre designed to help people with emotional issues.
You and your partner are waiting, and waiting, at the airport carousel for your luggage. Other people are wheeling their bags away. Soon, you are the only ones left standing by the now empty conveyor belt.
For almost all of human history, it has been unthinkable that someone could lay claim to maturity, sanity and reliability by pinning a picture by a six-year-old to the walls of their office, or throne room.
It’s far into the night, but sleep won’t come. You turn over. Perhaps a different position will quieten the mind. Or maybe the other side was better after all. Panic sets in. Not sleeping is a disaster.
We know that philosophy can help us to think better but can it also help us feel better? In this series of evening workshops Mark Vernon will guide you through life lessons from the great philosophers.
President Obama has been in the Netherlands for a major international conference focused on two of the world's great crises: nuclear proliferation and the drama in the Ukraine.
Why is it so interesting and exciting? Few philosophers have explored the topic with the necessary rigour. It has to do with loneliness and self-disgust.
Why do people have such varied tastes when it comes to who they like the look of? If you listen to evolutionary biologists, we are attracted to people for a simple and definitive reason: because they are healthy.
Everyone wants to be famous nowadays. That's often blamed on people being stupid, shallow and narcissistic. That doesn't feel right.
A New Zealand-born accounts manager received "non-survival head injuries" after being hit by a Lebanese cedar branch blown off by a gust of wind in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, south-west London.