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Jeremy Marchant

Treat : calm
How successful people stay calm
Travis Bradbury says, the ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.  How true. 

Trick : evil
The truth about evil:  Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. John Gray shows their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits.  

Treat : quotations
Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher and politician, somewhat preceding Franklin D Roosevelt

Because I could not stop for Death —
He kindly stopped for me —
The Carriage held but just Ourselves —
And Immortality.

Emily Dickinson,1830-1886, American poet.  Virtually unknown in life, she found immortality in death

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.

John Milton, 1608-1674, English poet and politician, Paradise Lost

Trick : ouija
In this video Kat Akingbade demolishes the idea that Ouija boards are “paranormal” [5:16]

And legendary (it says here) sceptic James Randi takes a fatal dose of homeopathic sleeping pills onstage, kicking off an exposé of irrational beliefs. He throws out a challenge to the world's psychics. From TED.  [17:19]

Treat : song
Crouch End Festival Chorus sings my arrangement of Philip Glass’s In liquid days.  Charming, even if I say so myself. [5:08]

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