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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook is reportedly in talks with The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic to get them to publish content direct to its platform.</b> The idea is that content would load quicker than external links, but it comes with the caveats of data and ad revenue sharing.<p><b>2. Twitter is testing a</b> …

Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe …

Chocolate PMS Bites claim to take the pinch out of your period

Roughly 85% of women experience the unpleasant effects of premenstrual symptoms (PMS), also known unaffectionately as "that time of the month."<p>For …

The Power of 'Good Enough'

How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"<p>Over a decade ago, psychologist Barry Schwartz published what might be the ultimate psychological life-hacking tome, <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less</i>.​ In it, Schwartz argues that the modern world's smorgasbord …

More than Words: The Illustrated Love Letters, Thank-You Notes, and Travelogues of Great Artists, from Kahlo to Calder to Saint-Exupéry

“Letter writing is probably the most beautiful manifestation in human relations, in fact, it is its finest residue.”<p>Virginia Woolf aptly called letter writing “the humane art.” But what amplifies the humanity and immediacy of words is the addition of art itself — how instantly alive Van Gogh’s …

Art

11 things to know about the first plus-size Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

Lawley, 25, appears in the magazine's "Rookies" section, but she's far from new to the modeling world.<p>Here's everything you need to know about Lawley, the model who ignited a nation-wide debate this week over what constitutes being defined as "plus-size."<p><b>1. Lawley was pregnant during her SI</b> …

Plus Size

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Farfetch Logo

Welcome to Miami, and SS18’s best looks. Farfetch’s new spring campaign has landed – shot by Oliver Hadlee Pearch with creative direction by Jonny …

The Foolish, Historically Illiterate, Incredible Response to Obama's Prayer Breakfast Speech

Using religion to brutalize other people is not a Muslim invention, nor is it foreign to the American experience.<p>People who wonder why the president does not talk more about race would do well to examine the recent blow-up over his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Inveighing against the …

Sheryl Sandberg's bold plan to get more women to code

For all its cutting-edge innovation, tech remains a male-dominated industry — a reality Sheryl Sandberg knows well.<p>Before she joined Facebook as its …

3 Reasons Now Is the Time for Female Founders to Land Venture Capital | Inc.com

If you're a female CEO looking for funding the numbers have traditionally looked bleak. According to research conducted by the multi-university program The Diana Project, only 2.7 percent of U.S. companies that received venture capital funding from 2011 to 2013 had a female at the helm. Anu Duggal …

Venture Capital

Why You Can’t Punish a Psychopath, According to Science

Recent research shows that psychopaths might not only be unwilling to make decisions like ‘normal’ people, but unable to.<p>The word “psychopath” evokes …

Psychology

Fascinating Video Shows Women's Ideal Body Types Over 3000 Years

Female standards of beauty change over time, and what was considered attractive only 10 or 20 years ago might not be anymore. But how have these ideals shifted over a much longer period of 3,000 years? Buzzfeed Video created a short, fascinating feature that examines the different body types seen …

Beauty