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Depression Is Not A Disease But An Indication That Consciousness Needs To Change, WHY?

After hearing the sad news of Robin Williams and his suspected suicide, I am really tired of hearing some people refer to depression as a ‘disease’. …

Consciousness

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Science Fiction

That's just rude: why being polite may not be a universal concept

A French waiter hit the headlines in March 2018 when he contested his dismissal from a Canadian restaurant for his “aggressive tone and nature”. The …

Beauty Tips, Celebrity Style and Fashion Advice from InStyle

May 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am<p>So you don’t need to go barefoot to support your beauty habit.<p>May 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal …

Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

Google Play might be close to launching a section dedicated to selling audiobooks. <i>9to5Google</i> has spotted a banner displayed in the Books section of the app market announcing its arrival. It was even promoting a 50 percent discount for your first audiobook purchase and apparently linked to a …

Why Facebook's news feed is changing – and how it will affect you

What has Facebook announced?<p>The company is altering the algorithm that runs the news feed, which displays a computer-curated selection of posts from other users and Facebook pages. No longer will it prioritise “helping you find relevant content”, says the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The new …

Social Media

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

Top 10

'We still need to eat': Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper …

Paris opens its first-ever naked restaurant

A country known for its laissez-faire attitude to nudity, France already boasts stacks of beaches, campsites and pools that can be enjoyed in the …

7 things you peak at in life after age 50, according to science

It's in the back nine of life, for instance, that people have the best body images and can best pick up on others' emotions.<p>In case you're worried the prime of your life is rushing past you, here is some evidence the best is still yet to come.

Don't Confuse Accommodating Mental Health With Lowering Standards

Once a student's human rights-related needs are accommodated, they must be able to meet the essential requirements of their academic program.<p>Just as …

4 Tips To Ensure Your Website Design & SEO Is Done Right

Image Created By Blue Fountain Media Website design and organic search performance are intrinsically linked, which is to say that design has an …

The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

How Leonardo da Vinci engineered the world’s most famous painting<p>Leonardo da Vinci liked to think that he was as good at engineering as he was at painting, and though this was not actually the case (<i>nobody</i> was as good at engineering as he was at painting), the basis for his creativity was an …

How Can We Know What is True? And What Is BS? Tips from Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman & Michael Shermer

Science denialism may be a deeply entrenched and enormously damaging political phenomenon. But it is not a wholly practical one, or we would see many …

How to Significantly Speed Up Lightroom

I love Lightroom. It is an amazing tool that is able to do almost everything that I need when I edit, and do so in an organized way. The one problem …

How to declutter your mind

Because your brain could benefit from a good tidying just as much as your house.<p>A mind is a terrible thing to waste, right? Maybe that's why we tend …

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…DWP paranoia

A discussion initiated in RITB about the psychosocial impact of living in fear of DWP processes which have the power to cause; debt, poverty …

Sea change: artists make waves at the 2017 Folkestone Triennial

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Brexit: Deportations of EU citizens soar since referendum

The number of EU citizens the Government is deporting from the UK has rocketed since the Brexit vote, despite ministers' promises to guarantee …

8 common myths about mental health

We teamed up with Rethink Mental Illness to dispel some of the more common and harmful myths around mental health<p>According to research by Time to …

Mental Health

Why a Polarizing Filter Should Be Part of Your Photography Arsenal

While some photographers these days may just use a polarizing filter for the color benefits, there are other uses. Surely, many of us have struggled …

Video Tutorials

The Edward Weston Nude That Took Photography to New Heights

We expose the story behind the image-maker’s most celebrated nude study, a paragon of Modernist photography<p><i>This month marks the release of a trilogy</i> …

Santa Monica

Why you need to try eye yoga

We spend more time staring at screens than we do sleeping, so it's no wonder our eyes are struggling<p>A recent survey by the Office for National …

Yoga

Red telephone boxes: 7 fantastic alternative uses for a British icon

Distinctly British, but rendered obselete by the march of the mobile, the red telephone box is finding new purpose, as Rob Crossan discovers.<p>When …

Alternative Medicine

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

Is There A Link Between Depression And Creativity?

<b>Depression and creativity are almost collocated words</b><p>Creativity has often been linked to depression or mood disorders. When I wrote a short post some …

New Year’s Resolutions: Creativity

<b>Today’s Post by Joe Farace</b>Over the past several years, my personal photography has enjoyed a sort of renaissance. This burst of creativity is …

A Look at David Bowie’s Personal Art Collection Up for Auction at Sotheby’s

We all know David Bowie the musician, the artist, the innovator. But even before his tragic death earlier this year, little was known about his private dedication to the arts and, specifically, his personal collection of works by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, and Damien …

Remembering Prince on His Birthday with His Most Iconic Purple Looks

The iconic star Prince passed away last year at his Paisley Park recording studio and home, and today we’re remembering the music legend on what …

Paisley Park