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How Geometry Subconsciously Shapes Cinematic Narrative

A square is never just a square.<p>The human brain is the most marvelous and fascinating thing biology has ever created. It is wired beyond our …

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We're in the age of the wordless logo

With increasing frequency, MasterCard said, it would do away with using its name in the logo entirely. The focus would be more on the symbol than the words.<p>MasterCard's move reflects a wider shift among some of the most widely recognized global brands to de-emphasize the text in their logos, or …

Blog post: How Reflective Writing Expands Thinking

<b>Forget about the formulas for awhile.</b> Instead, have students write with the following mindset: <i>I’d like to see what I can discover about…</i><p><b>Revisit</b> …

Being a Better Online Reader

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: …

How Entrepreneurship Can Help Achieve World Peace

The gig economy is alive and well, and disruptive innovation has empowered many to earn money driving for Uber or by monetizing their home as an AirBnB rental. But there is a deeper value and sustainable role in the start-up and entrepreneurship culture that is impacting the global landscape more …

Could Instant Ramen Bring World Peace?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

World Peace

Ex-soldier hoping to revive real purpose of Remembrance Day with Edmonton ceremony

For Stephen Gallard, Remembrance Day carries with it a cruel irony.<p>“It was supposed to be a service that we have every year to remember those that …

10 Things to Avoid Doing in Photoshop

We are a part of a critical industry, where everything created is subject to scrutiny and judgement to the harshest extent, which is why education …

The Future of Jazz Is Here

“Jazz is always moving forward,” legendary pianist Kenny Barron said. “That’s the beauty of our music.” He was right. Because it isn’t tied down to …

Jean-Paul Sartre on How American Jazz Lets You Experience Existentialist Freedom & Transcendence

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1938 philosophical novel <i>Nausea</i>, which he considered one of his finest works of fiction or otherwise, the stricken protagonist …

Stereotypes

Hear Lost Recording of Pink Floyd Playing with Jazz Violinist Stéphane Grappelli on “Wish You Were Here”

Those of you deeply into both jazz violin and progressive rock no doubt jumped right on the play button above. Quite a few more will listen — so …

When jazz stopped being cool

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Jazz is dead."<p>Jazz connoisseurs have been hearing that eulogy for at least half a century. They're a picky bunch, often complaining about the quality of contemporary jazz while pointing to some golden era when "real" jazz thrived.<p>But if jazz did indeed die, what was the cause of death, and …

I Am A White Person Who Went To Standing Rock. This Is What I Learned.

I decided to experience Standing Rock first as a human being, not as a member of the press.<p>I’m home now in Chicago, but I was at Standing Rock just a few days ago. I know how it feels to sleep outside in two sleeping bags and a winter coat in below-freezing weather, and wake up to the sounds of …

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Vows To Fight Dakota Access Pipeline Through Winter

Confrontations over development on the tribe's sacred land have grown increasingly tense, with clashes and arrests.<p>Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing …

Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to rethink human evolution

The path of human evolution may need to be rewritten after archaeologists discovered that monkeys also produce ‘tool-like flakes’ that were thought to be uniquely man-made.<p>In a discovery that calls into question decades of research, a band of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil were seen …

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns …

Pediatrics

Why Macedonia Is Becoming a Foodie Destination

Macedonia’s a country you’ve probably heard of in passing—one of those places in the Balkans that was once a part of Yugoslavia. A country that’s often overlooked and passed over for the more alluring countries on the sparkling coast—like Croatia and Montenegro. It’s a place that’s spent most of …

Bahá'í Temple in Chile: The universal house of worship - CNN Style

Written by Layli Foroudi, CNNSantiago (Chile)<p>"That dimple you see over there," said Siamak Hariri, pointing to the surface of his award-winning structure nestled in the Andean landscape on the outskirts of Santiago, "that little subtle inflection, the way the line goes round is very deliberate -- …

Architecture

How a fed-up group of ‘Good Girls’ beat the ‘Mad Men’-era sexists

NEW YORK — In the late 1960s, the national researchers at Newsweek magazine were known as “the Dollies.”<p>The Dollies were all women, and when they handed over the results of their work to their male bosses, they were apt to hear about their “perfectly pointed breasts.”<p>The Dollies were stuck in …

Civil Rights

Insider Uber’s Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

These elephants have been retired from the circus. But are their lives better?

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20161013/57ff0b7fe4b0d16481f4b41f/580fa4e0e4b037a240c7d6c7_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1477420298331_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>The rail-car door was open just a crack. Just enough for a pink-speckled gray trunk to feel its way out, a creature all …

Number of children seeking help for anxiety rising sharply, Childline charity warns

The number of children seeking help for anxiety has risen sharply, data from the NSPCC’s Childline service has suggested.<p>The helpline, which offers …

7 Steps That Will Power Up Your Brain

Whether you are a student looking for more efficient ways to digest what your teachers say, an adult trying to become more efficient at work or a …

Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Might Keep You From Getting Sick

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Aside from protecting your pearly whites, here’s more motivation to squeeze in that twice-a-year teeth …

Public Health

Floating Library Proves Books Should Be Shared In Improbable Places

Books ahoy! A floating library is setting sail in California.<p>Books can transport you to faraway lands and sunny escapes -- which may be just what readers need as winter winds down. But your reading material needn’t be island-based to get you in a mood for adventure.<p>Next week, from Feb. 11 to 14, a …

There Are Only Six Basic Book Plots, According to Computers

An English professor crunched through 50,000 books to distill the six (sometimes seven) essential plot arcs.<p>​In fiction, as in a cemetery, there's a limited number of plots. We just aren't sure how many. Carlos Gozzi, a 18th-century Italian playwright, thought there were 36 dramatic situations, but …

The truth about Internet slang: It goes way back

The English language wouldn’t be what it is today if not for a long history of abbreviations and alternate spelling<p>In 2007, BBC reporter and presenter John Humphrys wrote an essay pointedly titled: “I h8 txt msgs: How texting is wrecking our language.” In it, Humphyrs lamented that,<p>the relentless …

The Scary Power of Negative Words

Words have power. Their meaning crystallizes perceptions that shape our beliefs, drive our behavior, and ultimately, create our world. Their power …

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