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Life can be complicated, so we've selected the most important bits of information you need to understand your place in the universe, how the world works and how you affect (and are affected by) the world around you.

Publications

What's your place in the great scheme of history? Find out here!

Can you identify with these 10 symptoms of modern malaise?

Did you know just how complex the world is - and that you can navigate this complexity?

The 10 essential books you need to gain perspective on history.

A list of our favourite books!

A list of the best websites for understanding the world and living wisely.

By JM Roberts - a more detailed history of human civilisation - but still reasonably brief and very readable.
Nick Davies explores how news and the media really work - including the massive role of PR in news stories.
By Bertrand Russell - the classic, accessible introduction to the history of western thought.