I'm a big fan of the School of Life and of its founder (or one of), Alain de Botton. The latest venture in their attempt to bring smart-thinking to the world is called The Philosophers Mail, an online news service with a twist. Using the Daily Mail, a British tabloid, as a model, the PM is approaching celebrity gossip and global issues as teachable moments--a genius idea if you ask me. It is run exclusively by philosophers, whose stated goals are
So you get images of celebrity couples with philosophical quotes on love, or its futility. There 'imagines' interviews and all kinds of quirky but insightful engagements with 'news' which also happens to be the topic of de Botton's latest book. Definitely worth a regular look and a thoughtful way of turning things upside down and helping people find meaning in the midst of what many would reagrd as little but the detritus of life.