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We often find one off videos that are really interesting or fun, so each month we highlight one for you to explore.  Find out what others think about these videos on our Podfolio social media platforms. If you come across something that you would like us to add, do get in touch.

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Mar 2021 – Caroline Barnes: Make up and the Menopause

(25 mins)

Caroline Barnes is one of the UK’s most established and celebrated makeup artists. Her Speed Beauty videos are short and concise and are packed full of beauty knowledge.  This video is  specifically aimed at those struggling through the menopause and not knowing where to start with makeup. Hormonal shifts during the menopause means that some of our tried and tested usual makeup now doesn’t work for us anymore. Primer, longwear foundation and not using red lipsticks or blushers are a just few tips that Caroline talks through in this tutorial.

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Jan 2021 – Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model

(10 mins)

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old, and in doing so proves that she is much more than just a pretty face.

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Dec 2020 – Michael McIntyre’s Merry Christmas Compilation

(10 mins)

As we prepare say good riddance to 2020 we think a bit of light relief is in order. Get into the festive mood by watching this compilation of Michael’s most Christmassy moments!

For more great humour, view our related Pod on British Comedy here 

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Nov 2020 – How to raise successful kids, without over-parenting

(14 mins)

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

For more advice on parenting view our related Pod on Helicopter Parenting here

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Oct 2020 – Why incompetent people think they’re amazing

(5 mins)

Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect. By Ted-Ed.

View our related Pod on Steps to Success here.

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Sept 2020 – Dun Breedin

(10 mins)

A new online comedy drama exploring female friendship, relationships and menopause, filmed entirely in lockdown. It explores the experiences of a group of women who have formed and and forged relationships through marriages, births, deaths, depression, loss, domestic violence and wine, lots of wine. A hot, sweaty, flushy and brutally honest show about the taboo subject that is the menopause.  9 episodes of 15 minutes.

View our related Pod on Menopause here

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Aug 2020 – 10 ways to have a better conversation

(11 mins)

Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”

View our related Pod on Disagreeing Better here

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Jul 2020 – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong

(15 mins )

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances.  Amy Morin explains that no matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.

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Jun 2020 – The power of privilege

(14 mins )

Dr. Tiffany Jana speaks about social privileges and challenges some of the assumptions that can occur as a result of cultural biases. Dr. Jana demonstrates the ways in which we can all use our privilege to create moments of opportunity for others.

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May 2020 – The paradox of choice

(20 mins)

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. Whether we’re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college or choosing a doctor, everyday decisions, both big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

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Apr 2020 – Tips For Coping During the COVID-19 Outbreak

(4 mins)

Everyone is coping differently during this unsettling time. Whether you’re joining Joe Wicks on a virtual workout, declutttering the house, taken up arts and crafts, baking or planning a virtual lunch with friends. Here’s some extra tips on self quarantining from the Now This team. Keep mentally fit and stay sane !

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Mar 2020 – How to stop screwing yourself over, with Mel Robbins.

(21 mins)

Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want. Stop saying you’re fine, get outside your comfort zone and marry your impulses with action within 5 seconds. Her approach is smart, effective and entertaining

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Feb 2020 – 9 Life Lessons, Tim Minchin’s UWA Address

(18 mins)

Tim Minchin, the former UWA Arts student described as “sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive” in a musical career that has taken the world by storm, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia. This address was given in 2013.

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Jan 2020 – Why dieting doesn’t usually work

(12 mins)

After the excess of Christmas many of us are adding diet targets to our New Year resolutions, but should we ? In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt gives an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests mindful eating and ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.

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Dec 2019 – Why videos go viral

(7 mins )

Kevin Allocca is YouTube’s trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral.

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Nov 2019 – How one tweet can ruin your life

(17 mins)

For the longest time Jon Ronson revelled in the fact that Twitter gave a voice to the voiceless. But somewhere along the way, things took a turn. In this passionate, eloquent talk, Ronson explains how too often we end up behaving like a baying mob and that it’s time to rethink how we interact with others online.

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Oct 2019 – How to speak so that people want to listen

(9 mins)

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

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