Ariane Bessette

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Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about …

Research: Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent

As a society, we often make judgments about people based on small snippets of their behavior. For example, we may judge a person’s confidence, competence, and status on the success of a single joke. Telling a joke to an unfamiliar audience is risky — Will they laugh? Will they be offended? Even if …

The Smartest Decision Makers Know How to Do This

Do you question assumptions or simply accept them? Are your own beliefs cast in stone? What about commonly held beliefs? Do you accept them at face …

50 of the Most Stunning Historic Hotels in America

Dining Rooms

Is this the future of sex? Adult fair showcases a mind-boggling array of lifelike silicone dolls and virtual reality headsets to make X-rated scenarios seem VERY real

An adult expo in Asia has showcased what could be the future of sex - with a mind-boggling variety of silicone toys and dolls.<p>Customers queued up in …

The motorized luggage you can ride | The Star

The road warrior might have a new chariot.<p>A new Indiegogo campaign has launched for the Modobag, a motorized piece of smart luggage on which …

Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House

All photos via 100Khouse<p>I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very …

Green Design

10 tips for getting travel photos with no people in them

Getting travel photos with no other people in them, especially at popular or famous landmarks, can seem almost impossible. But, if you think about …

Elon Musk of Tesla Sticks to Mission Despite Setbacks

FREMONT, Calif. — Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Motors, sat in a glass-walled conference room here last week in the company’s auto factory. Around him, workers and robots were building the $70,000 luxury vehicles that have redefined how people think about electric cars.<p>But autos are just …

Cut diabetes risk by replacing carbs with 'healthy' fats

After years of being warned about the evils of fatty foods, Americans ate more carbs and cut back on fats. But a new study suggests that replacing even a moderate amount of carbs with fats from vegetable oils, nuts and soybeans can reduce the risk of diabetes.<p>Researchers found that substituting …

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

The Most Extravagant Hotel Experiences in the World

These hotels are giving luxury a while new meaning.<p>In the ever-competitive world of five-star hotels, top stays are continually upping the ante for luxury-loving guests. It's no longer enough to provide artisan chocolates on the pillow or Frette robes in the marble-lined bathroom—now, the norm is …

The One Thing You Should Be Adding To Your Coffee For All-Day Energy

Who doesn't love coffee? It's like a warm hug that makes <i>everything</i> better. It also has numerous proven health benefits, so you can indulge without …

The Myth Behind Those Compostable Coffee Pods

But Muskoka Roastery’s “100% Compostable Pods” might not be as good as they sound, either. They use something called a PurPod, which claims to be …

Memory Decline Can Be Countered With This Simple Strategy - PsyBlog

The age at which people typically start to have problems remembering details.<p>People typically begin to have difficulties remembering details — like …

5 Torture Methods Used In Mental Hospitals Way Too Recently

All science is a process of trial and error. When you're talking engineering, those errors can mean bridges collapsing. When you're talking …

Mental Health

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research from Michigan State University (MSU) confirms that a father's role as a parent goes far beyond simply being a breadwinner. These …

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Trends

FASHION INSPIRATION<p>Audacity is the watchword for next season. And you need to be bold to carry off the deluge of mauve and pink, electro furs, …

Creativity meets functionality in a concrete home

Created: 05 July, 2016<p>Allow us to come right out and say that we are legitimately blown away by the German home in the spotlight today. Here's a …

Baking Alaska: A regional example of global warming

US’ most northerly state has seen scorching temperatures in recent days.<p>The world is warming at an alarming rate. The year 2014 was the warmest since records began in 1880. Then 2015 was the warmest; and now it looks highly likely that 2016 will again break records.<p>Of the 15 warmest years on …

Global Warming

The Ultimate Herbal Cancer Fighter?

Used for well over 2,000 years, triphala is a staple of <b>Ayurvedic medicine</b>. In India, it’s considered the greatest and most versatile of all herbal …

Police harassment, blackmail and deportation: What life is like for sex workers

In years gone by, sex workers might have been viewed by society as people to be pitied, mocked or even judged, with whispered stereotypes about …

Crime

Don’t Throw Away Your Glasses Just Yet, But A Zap To The Brain Could Improve Your Eyesight

Scientists from the Vanderbilt University in Tennessee have been carrying out research that has been able to improve human’s eyesight temporarily by …

Why France has a more fraught relationship with its Muslim communities than the U.S.

News that the attacker who killed at least 84 people in France was a Tunisian citizen and a Muslim legally working in the country quickly became ammunition for American politicians suggesting that the United States also faces a serious threat from within.<p>Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican …

Where Does Consciousness Come From?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> What Makes Us ... Us<p><b>About John Searle's TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher John Searle argues that consciousness is what makes us human. He makes the case for studying consciousness and accepting it as a biological phenomenon.<p><b>About John Searle</b><p>John Searle has contributed to …

As a mental health nurse, people don't realise I'm more soldier than nurse

They imagine me making up beds and giving out medication. They don’t see the steel behind my eyes<p>When I tell people I am a nurse working on an acute psychiatric ward they often say, “That must be hard”. They imagine something quite different from reality. They see me by the bedside of a crying …

Mental Health

Capitalism and Democracy [part 1]

Let’s begin with a discomforting fact often forgotten in recent years: ‘free market’ capitalism is not necessarily the best friend of democracy. …

Capitalism

18 Styling Tricks to Make a Bedroom Feel Extra Cozy

Finally, an excuse to stay in bed all day.<p>From warm bedding to comfy pillows, these bedroom decorating ideas will give you an excuse to stay in bed all day.

Wall Art