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Fashion Week

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The group that kidnapped 200 Nigerian girls started out peaceful. Here's what changed.

A man stands over the rubble of what used to be Boko Haram's mosque in Maiduguri, Nigeria in 2010. Before 2009, they lived in a strict, isolated, and …

Africa

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

U.S. Air Force

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

Are models too skinny? The debate fashion has been having since 1900

Controversy about fashion models and their body shape has been raging for over a century. And the argument about how it affects body image and self-esteem is just as old, says a professor of fashion history<p>In the early 20th century, the first professional fashion models were called “living …

Coco Chanel

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines In The World

The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline business.<p>According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world's aviation business.<p>From a pool of 449 carriers around the world, …

Aviation

The secret history of beauty: How the Greeks invented Western civilization’s biggest idea

People think of beauty as universal to the human experience. But the truth is actually much more complicated<p>The English word <i>beauty</i> is semantically rich; that is, it has a wide range of meanings and connotations. In everyday speech, this is not a problem: we can apply the noun, or the corresponding …

The Arts

A Closer Look at the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept Car

We now have more photos of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car,<p>We now have more photos of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car, recently unveiled at CES Las Vegas. Having removed the task of driving from the experience of the vehicle, the …

Global outrage at Saudi Arabia as jailed blogger receives public flogging

Kingdom stays silent as protesters contrast its opposition to Paris attacks on free speech with its own attacks on free speech<p>Saudi Arabia is remaining silent in the face of global outrage at the public flogging of the jailed blogger Raif Badawi, who received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes on Friday, …

Middle East