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Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Study Skills

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Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?<p><b>Follow Brooke on Twitter.</b>

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

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Shia LaBeouf Gives Strange Silent Hour-Long 'Interview'

<b>UPDATE:</b> Shia LaBeouf's creative collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, responded to LaBeouf's claim that he was raped during the "I Am Sorry" installation in February. Rönkkö tweeted, "A couple of important clarifications about our #IAMSORRY project earlier this year," and wrote:<p>Turner …

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

<i>(This recipe originally appeared on elizabethrider.com)</i><p>Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.<p>One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new …

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Shuddle is an 'Uber for kids' where parents pay and strangers drive

A personal taxi service for children? That’d be parents, surely. But US startup Shuddle is hoping there’s a business in taking some of that ferrying load off parental shoulders.<p>Launching initially in San Francisco, the company charges parents a monthly subscription of $9 plus fares for individual …

Manly Men Are Not Always the Best Choice, Study Says

It’s a Hollywood stereotype: Men prefer to partner up with feminine-looking women, and women favor masculine men. But even when you allow for …

Houston Mayor: Texas Wouldn't Give My Daughter A Driver's License Because She Has 2 Moms [UPDATE]

WASHINGTON -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D) announced Thursday that the Texas Department of Public Safety had barred her daughter from taking a driving test because the daughter has two moms. Parker, who is the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city, wed her longtime partner in …

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.<p>The brain mechanisms that are engaged when the mind is resting and …

Space Saving Magnetic Strips Hang Glass Bottles from Fridge Ceiling

Engineer and product designer Brian Conti opened his refrigerator and observed the same problem that many of us have – glass beverage bottles were crowding the limited and precious amount of space inside. After some thought, he realized that the unused fridge ceiling could potentially solve his …

Magnetism

Portraits of American Same-Sex Couples from the 1980s at Home with Themselves

At the height of AIDS hysteria in the 1980s, when some people still wondered if the disease could be passed to others through day-to-day contact, …

Fed chair Janet Yellen decries increasing inequality in the US

Janet Yellen, the chair of the US Federal Reserve and the most powerful woman in American finance, has taken a strong stance suggesting that the growing rift between the rich and the poor in the US is a cause for great concern.<p>In a speech pointedly titled “Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity …

Jake Gyllenhaal: we are all to blame for media scrum at horror crime scenes

Television is often criticised for blurring the boundaries of entertainment and public interest when it intrudes on private grief, but we are all to blame, according to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.<p>Jake Gyllenhaal, the Oscar-nominated actor, was talking to the <i>Observer</i> in the runup to the …

How age-progression software helps find missing kids

If you happen to be driving in St. Joseph, Minn., this weekend, look up at the billboards to see a picture of Jacob Wetterling. An image created last year shows how Wetterling, who went missing 25 years ago at age 11, might look today at age 36.<p>The new billboards are the latest attempt by law …

Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases

Located near Omiya Station in Saitama, Japan, the <i>S-House</i> is a transparent home with an extraordinary, avant-garde geometric structure. Created by Tokyo-based practice Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, the two-story building is split into five levels of wall-less rooms connected by over a dozen …

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Mom Counts Down to Halloween by Dressing Her Baby in a New Costume Every Day

Writer and new mom Jessica Chavkin is counting down to the spookiest day of the year by dressing her baby son Noah in a different costume every day until Halloween. She explains, “Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Noah is my favorite thing ever, we are celebrating by counting down with a …

My Sweet Home - Photographs and text by Jisun Choi | LensCulture

Human beings are imperfect creatures. We are born with the possibility of being both rational and irrational. A single irrational belief about one facet in our lives can quickly become a full-blown anxiety.<p>As a psychological state between fear and uneasiness, anxiety is common among people in …

Another November

Project info<p>ANOTHER NOVEMBER (2013-2014)<p>Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing began. Whilst adjusting to being a single woman, I started to create a photographic narrative based on the experience of losing love; directing other women to portray the gradual …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …