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DisplacedMalala pens new book on refugee girls

hindustanTimes

“In We are Displaced, which is part memoir, part communal storytelling, Malala not only explores her own story of adjusting to a new life while longing for home, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys - girls who have lost their community, relatives and often the only world they’ve ever known,” the communique added.

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WitboyDeon Maas on writing Witboy in Berlin

TimesLive

The only thing that stands between you and a funny story about Germany is usually a German who will continuously chip away at your argument, interrupt your story to correct it and then have a few questions. In the end the story is not funny anymore. It's only then, realising that your story is falling flat on its face in this new cultural set-up that you find yourself in, that the enormity of moving to Berlin strikes you. I've never been dragged kicking and screaming to a new destination.

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The 5AM ClubFocus on yourself and not on anyone else

Working With: Magazine, Carl Pullein
The question I had was “where would I find the time to consistently study?” The answer to that question was obvious; there really was only one time I could do it — 5 AM. The next question was: Could I wake up at 5 AM?. The reality is I have no choice. If I am serious about becoming fluent in Korean over the next twelve months then studying between 5 AM and 6 AM is the only time I know I can dedicate myself consistently to achieving this goal.
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When All is Said BookWhen All is Said

The legacy of the coin, and its curse, is related by the now 84-year-old Maurice, sitting at the bar of the former Dollard residence, which has since been converted into a hotel. Over the course of a single evening in 2014, Maurice lines up five drinks and proposes a toast for each, instigating extended internal monologues dedicated to the five individuals who have most closely shaped his life and experience.

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WE ARE DISPLACEDWe Are Displaced

The New York Times, Fernanda Santos

In We Are Displaced, Malala takes us to an earlier time, when she and her family hastily fled their home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley as the army waged war against Taliban forces that had occupied the area. “All you need to know is that when you go through that kind of experience,” she writes, “there are often two extremes: Either you lose hope completely and you shatter and break into pieces, or you become so resilient that no one can break you anymore.”

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Live younger longerLive younger longer

Until recently, our knowledge about ageing well appeared straightforward: low-fat foods – with a good portion of carbohydrates and smaller helpings of proteins and fats – would help us stay healthy. We could further help ourselves by making sure we were getting enough antioxidants, from fruits, vegetables and supplements. 

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The Subtle ArtCaring less about more—and more about what matters.

Psychology Today, Jennifer Haupt

According to Manson, caring less can actually lead to more happiness. It’s all about the choices we make about what to care about. He uses his own life as an example. “I was a big party guy in my twenties, and kind of a playboy as well,” he explains. “I adopted a lot of values and goals that were fairly superficial and, in many cases, self-destructive. 

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Binding author quotes 1The Binding by Bridget Collins

The Times, Patricia Nicol

Bridget Collins has written seven young adult (YA) novels, but her intense, immersive historical fantasy The Binding is her first aimed at an adult audience. Initially, I wondered what defined it as a grown-up read: its protagonists are young and their involving adventure is recounted through three ardent first-person narratives.

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Calm the fuck downCalm the F**k Down

The No F**ks Given Guides

Make every minute count: Summer is such a precious commodity, it would kill me to waste it being late—whether to the beach, a cruise down the Thames, or Act I of Shakespeare in the Park. But then again, I’m a very punctual person. Are you? If not, my guess is that’s because you don’t have a solid idea of how long it takes you to do things like “getting ready to go out” or “leaving work—which is why, in my Get Your Sh*t Together Journal, I give you space to write in a daily task and then record how long it takes you to do it, every day for a week.

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