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Proof that nagging does not work: study shows being positive is better motivation

In centuries past deterrents against nagging ranged from the notorious scold’s bridle to the ducking stool.<p>But now a psychological study has come up with what could be a much more powerful means of preventing nagging – evidence that it just does not work.<p>Research commissioned by the insurer Zurich …

The Map of Physics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Physics Fit Together

From Newton’s mechanical calculations to Einstein’s general and special relativity to the baffling indeterminacy of quantum mechanics, the discipline …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Ancient History

This classic thought experiment explains the weird decisions we make about spending money

Some years ago, I interviewed the Nobel prize­-winning psychologist and best­selling author Daniel Kahneman. He told me one of his all­-time favorite thought experiments, which is something of a classic in behavioral economics.<p>It involves a woman who has spent $160 on two theatre tickets. She is …

Personal Finance

Camera Traps Catch Chimpanzee Moms Teaching Their Children

Some 56 years after Jane Goodall began long-term research on wild chimpanzees at Gombe, Tanzania, primatologists are still uncovering fascinating new facts about these closest living relatives of ours.<p>In a paper published in <i>Scientific Reports</i> last week, "Tool transfers are a form of teaching among …

Chimpanzees

How to Eat Your Way Through Alberta, Canada

Scientists Accidentally Discover Method to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

A team of scientists in Tennessee accidentally discovered a new method to convert carbon dioxide to ethanol, a finding that could aid the development …

This Graphic Designer’s Personal Challenge Casts Your Favorite Films In A New Light

In the rich tradition of re-imagining posters for iconic films, graphic designer Peter Majarich has challenged himself to create a new movie poster every day of this year. Majarich’s versions are an exercise in encapsulating a film’s core themes through a variety of visual languages, ranging from …

Posters

Small Space, Big Design

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>"Whether it’s incessant emails, texts, or social media updates, our overly packed schedules or the many hundreds of things we own, life can be overwhelming. I believe we intuitively desire simpler lives filled with …

Architecture

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

World History

Trump declares war on GOP, says ‘the shackles have been taken off’

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to join the fight amid extraordinary turmoil within the party just four weeks before Election Day.<p>…

Republicans

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Being a parent is a difficult job, and it’s no wonder that not all of us succeed at it. We all bring a fair amount of baggage to the enterprise—our …

Psychology

The 15 Best Street Style Shots of Paris Fashion Week

Tilda! RiRi! Gigi! Sure, the Paris shows boasted celebrity wattage to spare, but even those who weren’t red carpet fixtures brought plenty worth chatting about to the season’s street style. From ladylike blouses to bold, graphic outerwear, to Balenciaga suiting, Phil Oh was capturing all the …

Capsule Design: An LA Company Offering Design-Led Furniture (for Less)

The premise of Capsule Design (cutting out the middleman, offering pieces direct-to-consumer pieces) may sound like the Everlane model, but it’s …

Is this Hertfordshire home the best Modernist house in the world?

Is this the best Modernist house in the world? Its credentials certainly suggest so.<p>Not only did Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon came up with …

As Uber’s robot cars hit the streets in Pittsburgh, the fears of its human drivers have become a reality

But as the tech develops, self-driving cars may make more economic sense.<p>It turns out, with all apologies to Philip K. Dick, robot cars have <i>no</i> need to dream of electric sheep and can drive all night long. And this sci-fi-to-reality moment that many Uber drivers have feared was coming is now …

Spotify Design

I’m willing to wager that Spotify is open and maybe even playing on one or more of your devices right now. Spotify—as a product—needs no …

Product Management

Poll Reveals All-Star Physicists

According to a poll of scientists conducted by <i>Physics World</i> magazine (December 1999),the top ten physicists in history are as follows:<p><b>Albert</b> …

Physics

How new challengers to traditional TV are 'recreating the sins of the past'

"It's undeniable that traditional pay-TV subscribers are in decline," he told Business Insider. He highlighted recent losses, which totaled over 800,000 last quarter, according to the research firm SNL Kagan.<p>The pitch of Sling has always been that it would help bring those cord-cutters back into …

Televisions

The rise of robots: forget evil AI – the real risk is far more insidious

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

The Living is Easy in Cascais, Lisbon's Charming Coastal Neighbor

<i>Traveler Caroline Goggin leads us on a scenic journey through one of Portugal's small beach towns, the pictueresque Cascais, an easy day trip from</i> …

Nine ways to tighten your family’s food budget without skimping on nutrition

As I’ve reflected on our summer months, the fun moments and the misses, I’ve noticed that the money we spent on activities skyrocketed — paddle-boarding has become a family obsession — and the amount we spent on food plummeted. Perhaps we ate out less frequently or loaded up on more vegetables and …

Personal Finance

Designing for voice differs from traditional UX

Stephanie Hay Contributor<p>Stephanie Hay is the head of content strategy at Capital One and led the design team that created Capital One’s Amazon Alexa skill earlier this year.<p>Two words: “all set.” People say them every day — after the waiter delivers food, when finishing a customer service call or …

UX Design