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An Artist Reimagined Famous Paintings With Cartoon Characters And The Results Are Super Cool

Rick and Morty meets "The Scream."

Science Predicts You're Hiding 13 Secrets - And Nearly Half of Those You've Never Told a Soul

They're weighing on you more than you think.<p>A new study has found that the average person is holding onto 13 secrets, five of which they've never …

Psychology

Pretentious "Creative People" Comic Gets Roasted On Social Media

Creative people by definition cannot be categorized, nor are they easily understood by those who refuse to deviate from the norm in terms of opinion, …

Social Media

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something …

Hypnosis Has More Scientific Basis Than We Thought

There's that placebo effect again.<p><b>By Devin Terhune, Goldsmiths, University of London; Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New</b> …

Psychology

Sky pool in Houston lets you fly and swim at the same time

Real estate developers use a lot of clever techniques to sell apartments, but this is a new one: stomach-churning fear, with a splash of …

My mum’s behaviour led to me being raped when I was a teen

Mariella Frostrup admires a reader’s attempts to come to terms with her past, but says she should be aware her mother may never take responsibilty for her actions<p><b>The dilemma</b> I am a 39-year-old mother who is struggling with memories of my own childhood. When I was 15 my mother put me in dangerous …

Mental Health

When Globalization Brings Brain-Invading Worms

The parasite that causes rat lungworm disease is now endemic in the southeastern United States, and it’s expected to spread northward.<p>There is a long, grim history of infectious diseases crisscrossing the globe aboard giant ships.<p>Explorers looking to set up new colonies carried smallpox, measles, …

Public Health

Living a lie: We deceive ourselves to better deceive others

New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s<p>People mislead themselves all day long. We tell ourselves we’re smarter and better looking than our friends, that our political party can do no wrong, that we’re too busy to help a colleague. In 1976, in the …

Last of New York’s Master Wigmakers

Nicholas Piazza keeps 600 pounds of hair in his Staten Island garage.<p>He stores it in plastic bins and cardboard boxes, opposite the fishing supplies. “Got grays, got browns, got blonds,” he said. “Got everything.”<p>Inside one bin, shiny brown bundles nestled around one another like snakes. He picked …

Hair

Katie Piper reveals angels saved her as she considered suicide at her lowest point after acid attack

Acid attack victim Katie Piper has revealed how angels stopped her from committing suicide at her ­lowest ebb.<p>Model Katie said she was close to …

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

A friend of mine once had a curious experience with a job interview. Excited about the possible position, she arrived five minutes early and was immediately ushered into the interview by the receptionist. Following an amicable discussion with a panel of interviewers, she was offered the …

Career Development

An Australian Type Designer Created a Kaleidoscopic Alphabet for the Year 3000

Australian type designer Barry Spencer creates mind-bending geometric art using letters.<p><i>"X" 2017. Created for 36 Days of Type. All images courtesy of the artist.</i><p>If you've ever wondered what written language could look like millennia from now, you're not alone. If you've gone and gotten your …

Typography

10 Tragic Mental Illnesses Which Are Very Real Need To Be Taken Seriously

Mental illness is a scary, tragic beast. What sets it apart from other physiological disorders is that it's so much harder to see, and because of …

The Author Of “Thirteen Reasons Why” Defends Those Graphic Rape Scenes

“It’s uncomfortable, but that’s OK,” Jay Asher told BuzzFeed News. "It needs to be." WARNING: Spoilers ahead.<p>It’s been 10 years since Jay Asher’s first novel, <i>Thirteen Reasons Why</i>, made its debut. The book, which became a bestseller, tells the story of a high schooler, Hannah Baker, who kills …

“Love drugs” will soon be a reality. But should we take them?

Love potions have been a plot point in fairytales for centuries. Now, thanks to dramatic advances in our understanding of the neuroscience behind love, they’re close enough to reality to be studied by Oxford University researchers.<p>Anders Sandberg, a neuroethicist at Oxford University’s Future of …

Relationships