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How Feeling Empathy Towards Others Can Cloud Your Judgement

When the brain’s analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed, researchers have found. The study …

7 Bad Habits of Unoriginal Workplaces | Inc.com

In today's organizations, creativity is the name of the game. Employees want a workplace that enables and promotes their creativity and employers want creative employees. While creativity is partly an employee mindset, it is also an outcome of the right conditions set forth by the employer. A …

Creativity

The human brain has a 'super' capacity to recognize faces — and scientists are just starting to figure out why

Now imagine getting on a crowded train and spotting the person who bumped into you at the grocery store six years ago.<p>Each of these situations is considered a normal occurrence for roughly 1% of the population. The first scenario might happen frequently to a "prosopagnosic," someone who is face …

Hear Fred Armisen, Bill Hader's Talking Heads Parody Album

'Final Transmission' accompanies latest 'Documentary Now!' episode spoofing 'Stop Making Sense'<p>Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have released a full album …

How to "Treat Yo Self," According to Science

In the <i>Parks and Recreation</i> universe, October 13 is considered the absolute best day of the year. For the uninitiated, it’s the day where you’re …

The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him That | GQ

What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind of template for How to Be Happy. In fact, so wise and ebullient is Matthieu Ricard that he's been …

The Internet Can’t Stop Joking About ‘That Mexican Thing’ From The VP Debate

Did you watch Tuesday night’s Vice Presidential debate between Senator Tim Kaine and Govenor Mike Pence? If so, it may not have escaped your notice that Kaine brought up Trump’s referring to Mexican immigrants as rapists, and Pence replied with, “You whipped out that Mexican thing again.”<p>And with …

New York Times Fires Back at Donald Trump: We'll See You in Court

“We welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight,” paper’s lawyer writes<p>The New York Times has fired back a day after Donald Trump …

Remembering the First Smart Toy: 2-XL

The children of Gail Freeman’s fourth-grade class in the Bronx had no idea how unusual their curriculum really was. To them, the six-foot-tall, …

8 Retail Experts Offer Their Top Tip on Building Brand Loyalty

Earning your core customer’s loyalty is the bread and butter of any business, whether you own a local coffee shop or an enterprise software …

How Ancient Civilizations Fathomed The Unfathomable

The Mayans, Eastern Indians, and other ancient cultures knew things (celestial mechanics, perspectives on quantum physics, architecture, etc.) that to us seem unimaginable for those times. How could they have possibly known those things? Where did their knowledge come from? Could there be an …

The Untouchable, Irresistible Fantasy of Perfect Skin

<i>Perfection is a moving target. This week, the Cut</i> <i>explores</i> <i>the allure of trying to achieve the impossible.</i><p>Once when I was 19 years old, my mother came …

Skin Care

Amber Rose spilled the secret to perfect skin, and her answer is so surprising (and totally hot)

By now, we’ve all accepted that Amber Rose is simply a beauty beyond the average human. Like, seriously. No matter how she changes her look (and she …

Why 1 Expert Says Velvet Is the Fashion Trend You Should Be Wearing Right Now

When it's time to transition to a new season, my rule to not feeling overwhelmed by the many trends and looks that plague your Instagram and Pinterest is simple: I pick one strong trend and find pieces I already have in my closet that can complement it. For Spring, one of my favorite trends is …

Forget Skinnies—Kendall Jenner Just Wore These Instead

We're used to seeing Kendall Jenner in skinny jeans, and even leggings (she did help pioneer the athleisure trend after all,) but now Kendall Jenner …

These Photos of Vintage Beauty Products Are Absolutely Fascinating

With technology changing at an ever-increasing rate, it's easy to forget how far we've come in such a short period of time. According to a theory …

Mirror, mirror on the wall: HiMirror helps you with your skin troubles

The “smart mirror” term has been thrown around a lot lately but rarely do those smarts ever reflect — pardon the pun — the actual use for a mirror. …

I Did a Full Face of Makeup – For Under $10

I’m a sucker for luxury makeup: A fresh Tom Ford compact makes my heart skip a beat, and I’ve collected more Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks than my …

What Happens When Millennials Grow Up?

We spoke to a load of experts about what life might look like for us when we're all middle-aged.<p>We stay in flat shares or with our parents, live hand to mouth and subscribe to a culture of anxiety. We struggle with self esteem and live our social lives online. We know what we should be because we …

Here's How To Manage Your Overwhelming Election Stress

Because we could all use some tips right about now.<p>Research has confirmed what we already knew in our bodies: This election is completely stressing us out.<p>Approximately 52 percent of Americans say the presidential race is a “somewhat or very significant source of stress,” according to a new survey …

Mental Health

ColourPop is hooking their customers up with this insane shipping deal

We all know the feeling when you’re doing some online shopping.<p>Tryyyyying to stay within your budget…<p>Thinking you nailed it…<p>Until you see your total …

How the 'Westworld' Laboratory 3D Prints Robots and Realism

Inside the design of the robot hosts and the advanced lab that makes them<p>If HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> took place entirely in the fictional, period-perfect theme …

Just How Many Star Wars Cliches Did They Pack into That Rogue One Trailer?

An obsessive, historical journey through every Star Wars trailer.<p>The idea behind <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> is a bold one. Lucasfilm built its highly lucrative franchise by following the saga of the Skywalkers, the Jedis, and the Force. But in striking out with these new anthology films, the …

Star Wars

Kate Middleton’s Hairnet Keeps Her Updo In Place All Day

Kate Middleton's hairnet secret is about to transform your beauty routine. The Duchess of Cambridge seems to know the best styling tips, from a …

Ancient city gate and shrine from Hebrew Bible uncovered

An ancient city gate and shrine that King Hezekiah ordered to be destroyed during the eighth century B.C., according to the Hebrew Bible, are seeing the light of day following an excavation in Israel, archaeologists reported.<p>The so-called gate-shrine is likely evidence of actions taken by King …

3D Modeling Reveals the Beauty of Pompeii Before Its Destruction

By combining archaeology with 3D computer modeling, European researchers have digitally reconstructed a house in Pompeii, showing how lavish and …

Archaeology

Ancient Mayan codex found to be oldest document from the Americas

An ancient Mayan document long thought to be a forgery was recently found to be genuine. The text, known as the Grolier Codex, was analyzed by researchers from Yale, Brown, and the University of California, Riverside, and, according to their results, is the real thing.<p>The codex—a ten page document …

3 Ways to Speak Up Without Starting a Fight

The importance of expressing your feelings in an intimate relationship shouldn't be underestimated. Being honest about how you feel allows for …

Icons vs Copy. Visual Perception in UI.

Our eyes are a powerful instrument of getting great deal of information in split seconds. What is more, we do not need to apply too much effort: most …

UI Design

21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter …