Learning another language not only teaches you how to communicate with people of another culture but makes you more tolerant and understanding of cultural differences generally, says Asian languages student Chelsea Higgins.
What do politicians' State of the Nation speeches tell us? Will cyber-terrorism or North Korea be the biggest threats to security? How will a culturally diverse society hold together? Can mindfulness, poetry or religion be our secret weapons to cope with it all?
The clichéd image of a philosopher is a mature white man, bearded and bald, chin cupped in hand. Statistics confirm male dominance in the field, but Massey University is bucking the trend with a rise in women philosophers.
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