Sharmayne Ooi

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Here's what you need to earn to be in the top 10% in 25 major US cities

To be among the top 10% in San Francisco, your salary needs to reach at least $238,855. And to crack the top 25%, you need to earn $141,790.<p>That's according to an interactive tool from The New York Times that allows you to enter your household income and compare your earnings across 344 zones …

13 signs someone is lying to you

A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people l ied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.<p>Luckily, fibs are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.<p>Dr. Lillian …

Artist's Illustrations Capture The Simple Beauty Of Everyday Love

Love is in the little things.<p>For the past five years, artist Nidhi Chanani has been working on a series of illustrations that show the small, ordinary moments that make up a romantic relationship.<p>The collection, aptly titled "Everyday Love," serves as a reminder that love is about more than grand …

Ugliness: A Cultural History by Gretchen E Henderon review – anyone can be ugly

In a 1960 episode of <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, a character named Janet Tyler anxiously awaits the removal of her facial bandages. Describing herself as a “grotesque, ugly woman”, Tyler desperately wants to know if this, her 11th operation, has finally done the trick of transforming her from a “pitiful …

Books

11 Thoughts To Unlock Your Creativity

<b>“The human mind can hold two completely opposing ideas at the same time.”</b> Thank you Liz Gilbert for enlightening us with this concept. How many times …

Creativity

Anxiety Sufferers: You Might Just Be Too Smart

If you suffer from anxiety, social or otherwise, you might be tempted to think that your brain is just ‘broken.’<p>However, there is evidence to suggest …

Depression