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Louis Vuitton's new model is a Final Fantasy character - CNN Style

Written by Tiffany Ap, for CNN<p>French fashion house Louis Vuitton is bringing the console to your closet in its latest advertising campaign.<p>The brand's creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has unveiled the face of its Spring-Summer 2016 campaign and it's none other than Lightning, a character from …

Louis Vuitton

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

Why Jerks Succeed at Work, According to Science

Abrasive employees are better at getting their ideas heard.<p>Tales abound of jerks who changed the world with their brilliance.<p>Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees …

Psychology

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Japan under pressure to accept more immigrants as workforce shrinks

Ageing population and prediction of 8 million fewer workers by 2030 spurs calls for government to accept migrants and refugees<p>Divisions have opened up in Japan’s government over the country’s refusal to accept even a modest increase in the numbers of refugees and immigrants, as a senior UN official …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

11 Rules of Grammar

You can reach more bravely into the scary world of sentence construction and accurate communication if you are armed with grammar guidelines. These …

Language

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Music Industry

Neuroscientists Find 4 Ways to Boost Happiness (Even When You Feel Down)

When you feel down, what can you do? After all, those feelings of guilt, fear, worry, and shame are all invading your brain and there does not seem …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why Sweden's New 6-Hour Work Day Standard Is a Good Idea

Do we really need to work 40 or more hours a week to get things done? Some Swedish companies think not.<p>Why work more than you have to?<p>It's a great question. But in an age when many workers feel a constant pressure to perform, and want their peers and supervisors to see them working hard, it makes …

Sweden
CNN

7 Places You Can Learn to Speak Another Language for Free

Here are the best places I've found to learn a foreign language.<p>Learning a new language is no easy task. Thankfully, there are an endless number of resources and technologies to help you quickly and effectively learn a different language. And while that's really awesome, it also presents a new …

Language Learning

Science Says That Even if You Exercise More and Eat Less, You'll Be Bigger Than Your Parents

Turns out the good ol' days really were better.

Exercise

How to Build Routines that Keep Your Life and Work On Track

If you think depending on routines will turn you into a boring, predictable, uncreative automaton, think again. Routines are the secret weapon of …

Productivity

Language Learners: 9 Ways to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Quitting

You can learn a language fast if you approach it the right way.Yes, learning to speak a new language takes time, dedication and hard work. But it …

Language

5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Have you ever wanted to make an internal transformation but felt stuck in the process? The best part is when your friends give you the "easier said than done" advice such as <i>"just think happy thoughts"</i> or <i>"you just have to know you are good enough,"</i> and you're left thinking <i>"if it were so easy to do</i> …

Meditation

Batteries are the biggest thing holding us back

Yet, for a device that's often called "mobile," it sure relies on cables pretty often. Specifically, the cable that plugs your smartphone into a power source, like your computer or a power outlet.<p>What's the solution? Bigger batteries, of course.<p>New battery technology that lasts a whole week while …

Clean Energy

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Thinkstock<p>Provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services<p>Your brain is constantly developing as you age. While certain brain functions …

Humanity

7 Everyday Ways You Are Lowering Your Intelligence

<i>How feeling like an expert, googling it and more could be lowering your intelligence.</i>** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything …

The Brain

The American Who Taught Tokyo How to Make Ramen

How a dishwasher from Long Island brought new life to a century-old Japanese staple.<p>LEAD PHOTO COURTESY OF IVAN ORKIN<p>The American grew tired of explaining how he came to open a ramen shop in Tokyo, so he hung a sign in the window: “I saw <i>Tampopo</i> in college and it made a big impression on me.” Nobody …

Japan

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

The Brain

16 culture shocks every American will experience in Japan

1. Unquestioned conformity<p>Americans have the saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” (Stand out and you’ll get what you want.) Japan’s response …

Japan

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Ad blocking is really part of Apple's war with Google — and publishers are collateral damage

But what's really driving this sudden upsurge?<p>Nilay Patel at The Verge makes a compelling argument that it's really part of the ongoing war between Apple and Google.<p>Google makes nearly all of its money from advertising on the web. So Google has a compelling interest in having lots of interesting …

Digital Advertising

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Writing