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What Memories Are Made Of

You can’t insure your memory, but you can insure your memories by writing them down. Without memory, our lives would not exist as we know it. The workings of memory have fascinated scientists for thousands of years, but much is still shrouded in mystery. In this piece, we delve into what we do know to answer that age-old question: what is memory?

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I Should Have Been Born Twice

Jimmy Russo (Giacomo) was the son of a Sicilian immigrant who arrived in Great Britain in 1952 carrying a single suitcase, and he left school with an O level in woodwork. Over the next 50 years, thanks to his hard work, energy, and drive, he went on to build a multi-million-pound salad-growing and distribution business, was awarded a Cavalieri by the government of Italy, became chair of the professional soccer club, Watford FC, and travelled the world.

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