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Twisted Picture Frames Fused with Tree Branches

Darryl Cox Jr. uses woodworking, painting, and sculpture to create commissioned frames.<p>Inspired by the Central Oregon landscape in which he lives, and by his love of art and surrealism, artist Darryl Cox Jr. fuses wood found in the forest with frames to create innovative and unusual art objects. On …

Art

Chasing Away the Blues: Depression Is a Symptom of Stress... and Exercise Is a Treatment

I'm a total stressed-out mess. It's so ironic, because I literally teach a class on how bad stress is for our bodies, and yet I have a hard time internalizing the lessons. There's just so much to do! There is no doubt that our society puts a lot of pressure on us to take on more than we can handle. …

Immune System

New point-and-shoot camera with 16 sensors can replace your pricey DSLR and lens kit

It’s increasingly clear that mobile devices, especially flagship smartphones, can offer a camera experience that’s on par with most point-and-shoot …

Cameras

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Medicine

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

Are You an Introvert, an Extrovert, or Just a Rude Prick?

Oh, aren't you just a precious little wallflower.<p>​<i>This article was originally published at VICE UK</i><p>In 2012, Susan Cain published <i>Quiet</i>, a book that's become a kind of manifesto for introverts everywhere. She argued that Western civilisation is dominated by loud-mouthed extroverts; that introverts are …

Psychology