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Watches for Gents: Eddie Redmayne for Omega

July 27, 2015

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I think it was during a return flight from Melbourne when a thumbnail flickering on the in-flight entertainment console caught my eye- it was a stark, black and white shot with a platinum blonde, the world’s most kissable lips, a recognisably well-positioned iconic mole and that siren title, “My week with Marilyn”. I came for the […]

Daenerys Targaryen is the Best hope for Westeros but the Worst Manager in Real Life

July 17, 2015

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“You have a good claim: a title, a birthright. But you have something more than that: you may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would be not only respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a […]

Hotels Perfect (yet Affordable) for Summer 2015

June 17, 2015

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According to Susan Clayton, an environmental psychologist at the College of Wooster, the decoration of where you live, a permanent home or temporary like a hotel, defines you as a person: it because a distinguishing factor over identifying with living in some place boring. Her opinions are anecdotally supported by another academic, Professor William S. Sax who […]

The Millenary Meets The Monsieur: Marcello Mastroianni

May 22, 2015

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As part of a content partnership, The Monsieur is partnering with The Millenary to share the style and lifestyles of one stylish gentleman per week to our readers. We begin the series with Marcello Mastroianni, Italian film icon and Knight of the Grand Cross. Meet Monsieur Marcello Mastroianni One of three actors to win Best Actor twice […]

The Monsieur’s Brief: Risk Intelligence And What You Need to Become a Top Notch Risk Taker

May 24, 2012

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Humans are useless at assessing probabilities. But against the odds, Dylan Evanshas tracked down the handful of people who rate as geniuses on the intelligence scale he calls risk quotient.  Most people probably haven’t heard of risk intelligence. What is it? It is the ability to estimate probabilities accurately, it’s about having the right amount […]

The Symbiotic Relationship Between the World Economy and Black Market

January 5, 2012

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Not many people think of shantytowns, illegal street vendors, and unlicensed roadside hawkers as major economic players. But according to journalist Robert Neuwirth, that’s exactly what they’ve become. In his new book, Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy, Neuwirth points out that small, illegal, off-the-books businesses collectively account for trillions of […]

The Monsieur’s Brief: Arguments For and Against Income Inequality

December 22, 2011

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The Argument Against Income Inequality Imagine four families sharing a large, jointly owned backyard area. The families would like to install a swing set, slide, etc. for their children to share. The set costs $1,200, and they need to figure out how to pay for it. One of the households is fairly well off and […]

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