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The Edit: Keeping Your Cool
The Edit

The Edit: Keeping Your Cool

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
22nd Jul 2022

What the heatwaves across Europe indicate, why it’s important to recognise when you’re wrong and more in this week’s The Edit. 

  • The recent heat waves in Europe are the tip of the iceberg. Around the world, oppressive heat focuses attention on climate change – The Economist
  • Life can be better appreciated when you remember how unlikely it is that you exist at all. Realising the complex and intricate events that had to occur for us to exist can remind us of how precious life truly is – Aeon
  • Super-yacht sales are at an all time high. The secret maritime world of the ultra-rich attract outrage and political scrutiny – The New Yorker
  • It really is possible to get better at giving – and receiving – constructive criticism. Positive feedback and criticism can help us to overcome the initial stages of defensiveness – Financial Times. 
  • The heat is impacting how we work. As the UK faces soaring temperatures, employers will have to be aware of their responsibilities and duty of care for staff – Raconteur
  • Admitting you’re wrong is a valuable skill in an age of polarisation and hyperpartisanship. Eight New York Times columnists revisit their incorrect predictions and bad advice, and reflect on why they changed their minds – The New York Times
  • A unique new organisation wants to see if the entertainment industry can succeed where others have failed to inspire climate action. 5 Media talks to The Museum for the United Nations’ CEO, Molly Fannon – 5 Media
  • What’s new and what’s next when it comes to COP27. Eight months on from COP26, has the world kept its climate promises? – The Beautiful Truth

“A hole at one end of the boat does not mean that only the occupants sitting there will drown. We all win or lose together.”

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac