Marissa Seah

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This Book Cover Judges You Back

I’ll admit it: I definitely judge books by their covers. But this book might train those of us who are prone to snap judgments to become slightly better people. If you look at the book with anything other than a neutral expression, the cover refuses to open.<p>“My aim was to create a book cover that …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Boston University

The man with 26 million students

<b>Of the many buzzwords making the rounds in Davos this year, "skills gap" is the most ubiquitous.</b><p>The great and good attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) have done much hand wringing over how to address what one report termed a "worrying mismatch between the demand for specific skills and the …

15 signs to prove you're a book addict

I’ve always been a total book addict. I’m addicted to the emotions, excitement, touch, feel and smell of books. If I could live on books and nothing else, I’d do it in a heartbeat.<p>So yes: I’m a bit of an addict. Hi, my name is Megan and I’m a bookaholic. If you have any of these fifteen warning …

Books

Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Microsoft to roll out Windows 10 as it jostles with Google and Apple

First major update of operating system under new CEO Satya Nadella could be turning point for tech giant struggling to win back mobile customers<p>Microsoft will unveil the first major update of its Windows operating system under new boss Satya Nadella on Wednesday as it fights to win back mobile …

Why are men more likely than women to take their own lives?

<b>Daniel and Jason Freeman:</b> Efforts to prevent suicide, such as those championed, by Nick Clegg must take into account some apparently paradoxical differences between men and women

This Furniture Is Made From Seaweed And Paper

Slimy brown beach dreck transforms into beautiful furniture in the hands of two Danish designers.<p>Seaweed is an underrated material, useful for far more than swaddling your sushi: it’s been used in everything from spa treatments to vaccines to ice cream to fertilizer. Now, a pair of Danish designers …

Furniture

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Food

Windows 10 to get 'holographic' headset and Cortana

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1139000/1139658_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524886685_a47dd574fe793bcf650cd8d36063e831<p><b>Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will bring its voice-controlled assistant Cortana to PCs.</b><p>It also unveiled a headset that it said would one …

109-year-old woman reveals amazing theory on the secret to a long life

Eating porridge and a little exercise may aid a long life, but there are also a few things you might want to avoid …<p>The oldest woman in Scotland has revealed a surprising theory on the secret to a long and healthy life: lots of porridge and staying away from men.<p>Jessie Gallan celebrated her 109th …

Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on …

Photography

Is it true that the pill causes brain tumours?

Contraceptive use is very common, and brain tumours are very rare, so when a study finds an association between the two, understanding the risk is key<p>Headlines today are pretty scary for the estimated one third of 16-49 year old women in the UK who use hormonal contraception, warning that doing so …

Regret apps: The undo button for instant messaging

<b>How many times have you messaged someone on the spur of the moment only to wish you could take it back seconds later?</b><p>Well, as they say… there's an app for that.<p>US-based company Strings has launched an instant messaging app that lets you "share what you want with who you want and take it back, if …

Tasmanian Artist Rescues Glammed Up Dolls by Transforming Them with Natural Beauty

With the help of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh, secondhand Bratz dolls transform from modeling high fashion with attitude to showcasing the beauty of simplicity. The artist rescues castoff dolls from thrift shops, repaints their faces, restyles their hair and dresses them in outfits that her mother …

WhatsApp messenger makes move to the web

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google Chrome.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/22/1421923867199/cf7ed0b5-0cb3-48a0-8e93-ef7a71b5b209-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google …

Windows Phone

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

There have been many attempts to unite console and PC gamers in cross-platform play, but this could be the one that works<p>Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes …

Heartwarming Before-and-After Photos Show the Difference a Day Makes in the Life of a Pet

To pets who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or deprived of love and affection, nothing means more than finding their forever homes. After months or even years of living on the cold, wet streets or in the stressful environment of a crowded shelter, an animal may bear physical as well as …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Script: How To Ask For A Raise

If you work a retail job you might just walk up to your manager and say “What is the process for getting a raise here?”<p>They’ll tell you. It’s probably one of the most common questions you hear as a manager of retail employees. The answer might be “You’ll be eligible for a raise at your one-year …

Transforming Lives In Kenya With Solar-Powered Backpacks

The Soular Backpack, a very early-stage social enterprise, seems to have it all: a product that potentially can help transform the lives of the people who buy it, provide employment for the community, incorporate a one-for-one model, and involve idealistic students on campuses as champions. And its …

McGill University

Architect Designs Paris of 2050 as Eco-Friendly "Smart City"

According to architect Vincent Callebaut, the Paris of 2050 could look very different than the city we know today. The architect recently unveiled plans to transform the famous locale into a futuristic “smart” city. His design is a nod to the metropolis' historical architecture as it's punctuated …

Meryl Streep defends Russell Crowe over 'women, act your age' comments

Meryl Streep,Russell Crowe,Film industry,Into the Woods,Musicals,Jessica Chastain,Culture,The Guardian,News<p>Streep says Crowe’s words correct yet ‘misappropriated’, while Jessica Chastain says Crowe keeps ‘getting foot stuck in his mouth’• Quiz: did these actors act their age?

Women over 40 now have a higher fertility rate than ever before

Plus what you need to know about monitoring your fertility<p>Popular life stories<p>Worried about holding off on getting pregnant? Well don’t be as, for …

Creative Mom Paints Fantastic Designs on Her Sons' Lunch Napkins for Past 8 Years

Brooklyn-based sculptor Nina Levy started drawing on her sons' lunch napkins and unwittingly touched off an adorable ritual that would span years. Levy has been sending her children, 12-year-old Archer and 8-year-old Ansel, to school with amazingly detailed napkins for the past eight years.<p>She …

20 Award-Winning Wedding Photographs of 2014

Four times a year, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographer (or ISPWP) holds a members-only contest to pick out the best wedding photographs of the year. The ISPWP is an organization, created by professional photographers, that brings together the top wedding photographers in …

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Social Media

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Engagement Rings