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Is fast food making us depressed?

Do burgers, sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods exacerbate the effects of mental illness? David Robson investigates the evidence, and discovers a surprising new idea to help treat depression.<p>The people entering Felice Jacka’s offices over the next few months will be in the throes of depression. …

Mental Health

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

Rabbit makes it brain-dead easy to use video chat on a web browser

Rabbit is taking another shot at creating super-easy video chat today. The San Francisco company is unveiling its browser-based video chat and content-sharing application so that you can connect with your friends more easily. All you have to do is share a web link.<p>You can use Rabbit to do things …

Projection mapping creates 'living' digital makeup

A combination of motion tracking and projection mapping creates animated "makeup" on the face of a moving model.<p>What if, instead of spending an hour perfecting your cyborg makeup, you could have a face not only ready to go, but animated as well?<p>Let's face it -- the equipment to do so would likely …

Kinect

Julia Roberts Confronts the Reddit Dog Who is Terrified of Her

A couple years ago, Happy_Kitteh on Reddit posted a video of a Husky who is terrified of a Covergirl ad featuring Julia Roberts. Two years later, …

This colorful tree is designed to grow 40 types of fruit

Even the most beautiful trees tend to bloom in only a single color, but artist Sam Van Aken is growing trees that turn into a kaleidoscopic array of flowers come spring. A project of his, the "Tree of 40 Fruit," has Van Aken grafting 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree, ultimately …

The Moon is Now a Wi-Fi Hotspot - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | May 28, 2014 11:53 am<p>Complimentary Wi-Fi is so commonplace that a business advertising its “hotspot” in the window seems somewhat …

The Best Bus Stops In The World Are Hiding In This Tiny Austrian Village

From a bus stop with a staircase to another with a mountain welded from steel, a small town with only 1,000 residents makes itself an unlikely place for experimental public transit design.<p>The tiny Austrian village of Krumbach, near the edge of the Alps, sits in an area that is known for …

Transportation

Making Time: Does it matter why we help others?

<b>Is altruism simply self-interest in disguise? And can a mathematical equation hope to answer the question?</b><p>In 1968, an academic almost unknown in the UK walked into University College London and presented its staff with an equation so remarkable, that they offered him an honorary position and the …

University College London

Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Hidden miracles of the natural world | Louie Schwartzberg

The art of asking | Amanda Palmer

30 ways academic book publishers add value to the process of research communication.

<i>What exactly do book publishers bring to the table when academics look to reach wider audiences?</i> <b>Francine O’Sullivan</b> <i>reflects on the shifting</i> …

How to ruin a global brand

BRITAIN’S private schools are one of its most successful exports. The children of the well-heeled flock to them, whether from China, Nigeria or …

Trading places

NOTHING could be better designed to reassure Eurocrats that Europe remains a force in the world than the arrival in Brussels of the leaders of …

#IATEFL – What exactly is ‘academic vocabulary’? - Oxford University Press

<i>Diana Lea is editor of the</i> Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OLDAE)<i>, published in January this year. In this article, she looks at</i> …

#qskills – How can we help students to use words from the Academic Word List? - Oxford University Press

Today’s question for the <i>Q: Skills for Success</i> authors: How can we help students remember and be able to use words from the Academic Word List?<p>Cheryl …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

"To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful | Shane Koyczan

How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden

How to Come up with Killer Blog Post Ideas - How To Make Money Online

By: Josh Dunlop Topics: Blogging More posts about: Creating Content, Writing<p>I always joke with my friends that blog writers block is the lamest …

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

Can Apple help make hearing aids cool?

People wait in long lines and even camp out to get their hands on new Apple devices as soon as they're available. But they drag their feet, sometimes for years, when it comes to purchasing another piece of technology that could greatly improve their lives: hearing aids.<p>Hearing-aid manufacturers and …

Russian girl who arrived in UK speaking just six words in English is now a Masters student competing for Miss World University

You CAN have brains and beauty! Russian girl, 21, who arrived in UK speaking just six words of English is now Masters student competing for Miss …

Masters Degree

Great Kiwi Road Trips

Planning your next New Zealand holiday, but not sure where to go? Have a look at our list of Kiwi Road Trips and get ready for a great …

New Zealand

4 Reasons You Don't Have The Body You Want

Your diet is clean. You have a pantry full of supplements and haven't missed a training session in six months. Yet you still don't have the body you …

How I beat stage fright | Joe Kowan

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