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It's more common than you might think

Charlize Theron recently spoke about suffering from imposter syndrome when working on new film Bombshell - something which is commonly experienced by even the most successful of people. 

She admitted to feeling “shit scared...

The best-selling 2006 phenomenon “The Secret” told the world that you can visualize your dream life through gratitude and the “law of attraction.”

Now, 13 years later, it’s still selling (in the top 500 books on Amazon), despite some aspects — like visualizing a necklac...

November 16, 2019

Some people have a fear of spiders or heights, but I live in terror of the white fluffy stuff – and others are afraid of buttons and bananas

Excerpt- "Perhaps in later avoiding the soft toys, I was avoiding unpleasant feelings of envy. However, knowing the origins of a...

November 13, 2019

Partly to blame is our increasing obsession with the American presidency as an embodiment of hope and change, to borrow a phrase.

Long before former President Barack Obama was supposed to save the country from its many suffering ills, so too were Presidents Franklin D....

Borrowing techniques from couples therapy to bring liberals and conservatives back together

Back in the 1970s, Kingsley Amis—the grumpy British novelist now remembered mostly as the father of the slightly less grumpy novelist Martin—made a remark that even today holds a...

November 11, 2019

The death of a loved one is, sadly, a pain we’ll all experience. Here, leading grief expert David Kessler reveals the sixth stage of grief, and explains how it can help us find meaning after loss.

David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief, but it was...

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Who's Behind The Blog

Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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