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Daniel Coll

Show BioHide BioWebsiteInstagramBritish journalist, media specialist and educator living in Tallinn, Estonia. MCIJ, MRPS

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Let’s make Estonia happy again

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Mental health issues are dominating the headlines now, with prominent names like Ed Sheeran and the younger British royals throwing their weight behind creating awareness; it’s time to take a proactive approach to tackling the problem – could innovative Estoni... More »

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11 thinking styles you can change to improve your life

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We humans tend to think that we are in total control of our own thoughts. We believe that if we can’t trust our own mind, then we can’t trust anyone or anything. The reality is that what goes on in our heads loosely has our best interests at heart but might no... More »

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Ten quick fixes to boost your levels of contentment

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You’re feeling a bit down and want to make changes that bring near instant returns. However, you’re pretty sure you have neither the time nor the energy to go there. What you need is a good list of pointers that will set you on the right road to contentment – ... More »

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The future of work

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If we all took a moment to think about whether what we do, day in, day out, is as unique and valuable as we might like to think, we may shock ourselves at the resulting realisation. As technology races ahead of us, it’s not unthinkable that a large proportion ... More »

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Vilve Vene: A unique tale of Estonian banking

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The year is 1991 and the tired, hoarse voices of melodic protest finally get their well-deserved rest in the small-but-feisty Baltic country of Estonia. The job is done, the land is independent again and the task of rebuilding a nation looms ahead. More »

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Is Estonia still open for business to foreigners?

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There’s often a disconnect between the direction of government and the vibe on the streets. I’m not talking hip-hop crews, hipsters or the wider youth, I’m talking about the majority of decent everyday Estonians, no matter what their language or age. More »

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Coronavirus: just a storm in a teacup?

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The British are used to hyperbole. It’s why we take things with ‘a pinch of salt’ that others might be concerned about. Our media loves a good scare story, and the latest outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, China, gave them the perfect vehicle ... More »

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The Cherry Orchard

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Anton Chekhov’s classic The Cherry Orchard opened at the Albery Theatre earlier this week. The play runs until the 25th January and hopes to attract a much wider crowd than usual. The director has chosen to highlight the subtle comedy of the sombre play overl... More »

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Fighting-fit England take on the jumpy Aussies in Adelaide

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They say fierce rivalry most often occurs between old friends, couple that with a questionable obsession over a pot of ashes and the inability to agree on a name for yeast extract, England and Australia are as similar as they are different — and no more so tha... More »