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The Soul Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
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The Soul Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson
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It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Further, more unequal societies are bad for everyone within them-the rich and middle class as well as the poor.
The remarkable data assembled in The Spirit Level exposes stark differences, not only among the nations of the first world but even within America's fifty states. Almost every modern social problem-poor health, violence, lack of community life, teen pregnancy, mental illness-is more likely to occur in a less-equal society.
Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett lay bare the contradictions between material success and social failure in the developed world. But they do not merely tell us what's wrong. They offer a way toward a new political outlook, shifting from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society.

The Superior Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
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The Superior Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H Wilkinson
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A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian people

Worshipped for over three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt’s gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization. The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities, from the benevolent to the malevolent. The richness and complexity of their mythology is reflected in countless tributes throughout Egypt, from lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines.

This book examines the evolution, worship, and eventual decline of the numerous gods and goddesses―from minor household figures such as Bes and Tawaret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Re―that made Egypt the most theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, “more religious than any other people.”

Now available in paperback, with hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this title remains the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society.

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'Die Hard' ad leads to movie opportunity for N.J. filmmaker - NJ.com

In early November, South Jersey native and filmmaker Eric D. Wilkinson purchased a full-page ad in "The Hollywood Reporter," a Los Angeles-based entertainment magazine, proposing some new ideas for the future of the "Die Hard" film franchise. While Wilkinson has yet to receive a response from actor Bruce Willis, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, or director Len Wiseman, his ad did catch the attention of Conor Charles, senior vice president of Eclectic Pictures. "I got a call from Avi Lerner's office from a producer who told me that he loved (the 'Die Hard' ad) and asked me what else I had," Wilkinson said. A film producer, Lerner is most well-known for "The Expendables" movies. "They told me it was one of the highest testing scripts they have covered in a long time, and, long story short, they optioned it. ". The "spec" — a non-commissioned screenplay usually written by a hopeful screenwriter — is an action-horror story... In the film industry, when a film is "optioned," it means a contractual agreement has been reached between a potential film producer, such as a movie studio or production company, and the writer who owns the screenplay. In "The Devil," a group of fraternity brothers wander out into the middle of the Pine Barrens for "hell night" and eventually discover that the urban legend of the Jersey Devil is all too real, according to Wilkinson. "I was thrilled with the response of the ad," Wilkinson said. "While waiting for Willis, di Bonaventura or Wiseman to reach out, I was contacted by Conor directly who gave us the opportunity to present a handful of our high-concept projects including, 'The Devil' — our modern take on this historic urban legend. Richard and I have developed many ideas together but this is one of my favorites. Forget what you think you know about the Jersey Devil. Eclectic Pictures is currently in post-production on the film "The Late Bloomer" — Kevin Pollak's theatrical directorial debut — starring Johnny Simmons and Brittany Snow, which is scheduled to be released in early 2016. "The Devil" will be... Heidi Jo Markel, CEO of Eclectic Pictures, will be executive producer for the film. Source: www.nj.com

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  • 'Die Hard' ad leads to movie opportunity for N.J. filmmaker

    12/22/15 ,via NJ.com

    In early November, South Jersey native and filmmaker Eric D. Wilkinson purchased a full-page ad in "The Hollywood Reporter," a Los Angeles-based entertainment magazine, proposing some new ideas for the future of the "Die Hard" film franchise. While

  • Tarvin Community Centre gets £50000 cash boost

    12/22/15 ,via ChesterChronicle.co.uk

    Alan Wilkinson, Chair of the Community Centre Committee believes that the improvements will allow the centre to meet the increasing demand for social and recreational space in the growing village, and said it was a culmination of seven years 'very hard

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    butter, chicken, rosemary, flour, marsala wine, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, onions, mushrooms, poultry seasoning

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  • The Spirit Level

    Bloomsbury Publishing USA. 2010. ISBN: 1608191702,9781608191703. 400 pages.

    This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.

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  • 'Die Hard' ad leads to movie opportunity for N.J. filmmaker

    12/22/15 ,via New Jersey Online

    Wilkinson purchased a full-page ad in "The Hollywood Reporter ... The Devil' — our modern take on this historic urban legend. Richard and I have developed many ideas together but this is one of my favorites. Forget what you think you know about the ...

  • WILLIAM H. MORAN SR.

    and Sarah (Wilkinson) Moran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Kenny) Moran; a son, William H. Moran Jr., and three brothers, Richard, James, and Charles Moran. Mr. Moran was a United States Army Veteran, having served his country ...

  • Listener mail: William Watson and Pogo at the Christmas concert

    12/20/15 ,via CBC

    As British epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson says, if you want to live the American dream, move to (socialist, more equal) Sweden." That was from Leah Geller in Ottawa. Gordon Yusko, Vancouver: "Mr. Watson extolled the wonders of Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was ...

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Richard G. Wilkinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Gerald Wilkinson (born 1943) is a British social epidemiologist, author and advocate. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of ...

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In "The Spirit Level," Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies.

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