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Crane collapse kills 107 people at mosque in Mecca days before Hajj

<b>(CNN) —</b> A construction crane crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107 people and casting a grim shadow on a yearly pilgrimage that draws millions to Saudi Arabia.<p>At least 238 others suffered injuries when a powerful storm toppled the crane, according to the nation's civil …

Saudi Arabia

Blue moods may be connected to our perception of the colour

Dopamine, which stimulates the pleasure centre in the brain, is also involved in transmitting visual information<p>“Feeling blue” might be more than just a metaphor. Indeed, how we feel about the world can play a huge role in how we see it, according to a study in the journal Psychological Science. …

Dopamine

The Science of Storytelling: Why Your Brain Loves Stories

For years, we’ve been advising our presentation training clients to incorporate storytelling into their presentations, often during the opening. …

"Attack on Titan" Versus "Avengers" Comic Offered Free on Comixology

Following their print distribution on May 2nd, Marvel Comics has introduced its 2015 Free Comic Book Day promotional releases to digital platform …

Weirdness: This Pokémon Get☆TV Teaser Prepares Us for Milk Madness and Karate Mascots

It's the end of a long week, so some light relief is certainly in order; we present the latest teaser for Pokémon Get☆TV to serve that very …

Naruto themed cafe in Akihabara is where all the ninjas eat

Time and time again we have professed the end of <i>Naruto</i>. While the original manga has certainly finished, there always seems to be <b>something new for</b> …

The Seven Storytelling Sins of Worldbuilders

Some storytellers really like their worlds. You’ll know them when you find them: their stories feel like a transparent excuse to use the maps they …

Mindful Eating, ADHD, and Nutrition - Mindful

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching …

Nutrition

Your Lifestyle Options | Showing You The Road To A Healthier Lifestyle

Fitness

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

14 things you get addicted to in Hawaii

1. Toyotas.<p>Mainly 4 runners and Tacomas. If you don’t own one yourself, your brother probably does. They’re e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.<p>2. The quality of …

Walter Benjamin on Information vs. Wisdom and How the Novel and the News Killed Storytelling

“Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.”<p>I think often, and with billowing concern, about the role of storytellers in helping us cultivate wisdom in the age of information — a task …

21 Fast Hacks to Fuel Your Story With Suspense

Occasionally I talk to school children about writing. I begin by asking them how many sheets of paper it takes to write a novel. They guess, and …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Daniel Pink Recommends These 5 Books To Improve Your Thinking

They are:<p><b>1. "Influence: Science and Practice"</b><p><b>2. "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die"</b><p><b>3. "Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard"</b><p><b>4. "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think"</b><p><b>5. "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness"</b><p>I'll have more to say …

Books

8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have in Common

I’ve posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders…<p>Looking back, what patterns do we see?<p>Busy …

Success

Glowing paper art comes alive from the pages of books

Muslim and gay: Islam begins to confront the issue – The Times

A piece I had published on the Times website on 29 November 2012.<p>For the first time in Islam’s history, a debate about homosexuality is beginning. …

Chapter Eleven: The Psychology behind Storytelling

Storytelling is lauded across the world; by business people, educators, charities and many more. It has been a buzzword within communications and …

Can Living Abroad Make You More Creative? These Studies Say So!

Artists and writers are famous for packing up and moving abroad when the creative block becomes too much. Doodling in Parisian cafes and going for long walks on the streets of Prague seem like the dream prescription for stimulating your imagination. But can living in another country actually make …

34% of women with ADHD report sexual abuse

Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, …

The Storytelling Manifesto

<i>Tell us a story!</i><p>Since the dawn of humanity the storyteller has been the center of popular culture. It began around the campfires of our ancestors …

You don’t need to spend a dime to learn the craft of screenwriting

From time to time, I like to remind readers of this simple fact: <b>You don’t need to spend a dime to learn the craft of screenwriting.</b> If you devote any …

6 things science tells us about travel and creativity

ERNEST HEMINGWAY WAS A LIFELONG TRAVELER. He famously loved hunting, boozing and bullfights in Spain, France, and Africa, and he spent much of his …

Probiotic Prevents ADHD and Autism

Right now in America more than 6 million children carry a diagnosis of ADHD. I think it is fair to say that autism has become an epidemic when you …

Diner Discovers 50 Pearls in One Fried Oyster

It's fairly rare to find one pearl in an oyster, let alone 50, but that's what happened yesterday afternoon when diner Toni Elliot took a bite out of a fried oyster at Puckett's Boat House in Franklin, Tenn. Elliot told the local ABC news station that she was "shocked" to discover "pearl after …

Amid Gaza rubble, new center offers kids art, storytelling, and hope

Gaza City<p>Seated in front of a makeshift puppet theater one rainy recent morning, about 20 girls sat in rapt attention.<p>“Think, think, think, girls!” …

The Power of Play: Q&A with Indie Game Developer Kan Gao

Games have become an undeniably powerful medium for storytelling. Now more than ever, they’re able to tell cinematic narratives, while also adding a …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Brazil passes a new law specifically outlawing female homicide — femicide

Every Brazilian woman knows Maria da Penha's story.<p>Penha is an educated woman, a biologist. While da Penha was doing her graduate studies in São Paolo, she met her future husband, got married and had children. Then her husband turned violent, says Jacqueline Pitanguy, a sociologist and director of …