Ilaria Righetto

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The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Social Media

Biancaneve, Pinocchio e altri film Disney rivisti in stile Tim Burton

Avete mai pensato a come apparirebbe il vostro film <b>Disney</b> preferito messo nelle mani di Tim Burton? No? Eppure qualcuno lo ha fatto: si tratta …

Shhh, quiet: an introvert's guide to networking

Don’t fret about saying something clever or selling yourself. Everyone loves an introvert – all you have to do is listen<p>Do not make eye contact. Pretend to look for someone by peering pensively into the middle distance. Do a few sweaty laps of the room. Get another drink. Get a third. Busy yourself …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Un esercito di invisibili

Tredici milioni di cinesi sono nati trasgredendo la legge del figlio unico. Non hanno documenti, non possono studiare, lavorare, viaggiare. Per lo …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

Lavorare meno non sempre ha effetti positivi

05 ottobre 2015 12:40<p>Sta proprio succedendo. “Più felici se si lavora sei ore invece di otto: la rivoluzione svedese che l’Europa invidia”, titola la …

Perché gli studi umanistici non devono scomparire

24 settembre 2015 16:52<p>Martha Nussbaum anni fa denunciò i rischi del declino degli studi umanistici negli Stati Uniti. Anche con l’autorità di …

Sei grafici ci dicono come smontare i luoghi comuni sull’immigrazione

17 settembre 2015 15:07<p>Alla fine del 2013 l’Alto commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i rifugiati (Unhcr) aveva annunciato il superamento di una …

Il segreto della creatività che abbiamo dimenticato - micromega-online - micromega

<i>di Salvatore Settis, da Repubblica, 28 agosto 2015</i><p>"L’Europa è un continente rimasto senza idee": a lanciare l’allarme sul <i>Financial Times</i> è stato …

Perché tradiamo

20 luglio 2015 13:01<p>Esther Perel è una terapeuta della coppia e della famiglia e in questa Ted si rivolge a chi ha tradito, è stato tradito o vuole …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Relationships

The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

The great modernist poet had a sideline passion—creating a multitude of visual art: 1,600 sketches, drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings during …

On the Red Couch with Skift CEO Rafat Ali

<i>Rafat Ali refers to himself as a “global soul.” Born in the U.K., raised in India and educated in the U.S., the former roving journalist and founder of online media hub paidContent feels at home almost anywhere.</i><p><i>These days, Ali’s online home is Skift, a travel site he founded in 2012 that features</i> …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

University of Michigan

Se non provi paura significa che non stai facendo nulla di importante

La paura può essere distruttiva - quella che ti paralizza - o costruttiva. Può essere un campanello d'allarme e svolgere la stessa funzione delle …

Finlandia, la scuola del futuro non ha le materie

Mai più un insegnamento suddiviso in materie, ma solo per argomenti. È la “buona scuola” in versione nordica. È in via di definizione in Finlandia …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art