What’s not to like about the world’s shortest “listicle”?

Just in case you don’t know: “LISTICLE: A short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article…”

The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as Looking for a Listicle to Lean On? Oldies Can Be Goodies?

Here is an excerpt…

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Remember when a list was something scrawled on a scrap of paper to help you get better organised?

And if writing that list was all you achieved on some days, well who’d ever know? Only you ever read it!

Since then the list has spread its tentacles and mega-morphed into a means of broadcasting everything you need to know about absolutely anything there’s something to know about. And, indeed, about many things you might be much better off not knowing anything about!

In short, the private list has become the very public listicle….

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Categories: Health, Spirituality and Society

Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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