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The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifestothat outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

UX Design

Can Politico make Brussels sexy?

The 27-year-old New Yorker Tara Palmeri, a former gossip columnist and the incandescent envoy of media’s future to the Brussels of the past, believes it her duty to show up without fail at the European commission’s midday press briefing. The briefing centre is a softly lit ovoid room, upholstered …

Journalism

52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity

Original article written by Leo Babauta<p>This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook …

Top 5 healthy foods to make you sleep better - naturally

<p>Have you ever found yourself unable to drop off at the end of the day? Most people will experience problems sleeping at some point in their life and …

11 Signs You're Sleep Deprived

People's needs vary when it comes to sleep. But what if your lack of shut eye is hurting your health?

People Who Sleep Naked Are Healthier, Happier And Get Busy More Often!

Sleeping is one of the important routines we do every night. After a long day of physical activity, it is very important to have a good night sleep …

Blue energy: How mixing water can create electricity

The intriguing chemistry that occurs where rivers meet the sea could power our homes and much more, says Phillip Ball.<p>It is perhaps one of the most under-exploited sources of green energy. When salt water and fresh water mix in estuaries, a chemical process occurs that can be harnessed for …

The real reason sweet tastes sweet

You might think that the sweet taste of fruit is all down to those natural sugars. Think again, says Veronique Greenwood.<p>We tend to think of sugar as the supreme ruler of the sensation of sweetness. If an orange tastes sweet, it's because of the sugars it contains hit the sweet receptors in your …

This is why farmers may revolt against Whole Foods

Whole Foods may be in the middle of an escalating organic food fight.<p>At issue is a new rating system the famously green grocer is instituting in its …

The Look That Men Find Most Attractive

We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by this new research.<p>Well this is refreshing: It turns out, both men and women find women more attractive when they have less makeup on, according to a new study published in <i>The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology</i>.<p>For the study, researchers recruited …

Psychology

This Couple's Dance on a Subway Platform Is Absolutely Spellbinding

Holy sh*t.<p>"Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain ... and it is. Since we are children, we have been told to embrace the best of our experiences & disregard the worst ... But what happens when the most beautiful memories from our past end up doing the most damage to our future?"<p>That's …

Thailand confirms its first case of MERS, outbreak 'leveled off' in South Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thailand has confirmed its first case of MERS, representing a further spread of the deadly respiratory disease from the Middle East to eastern Asia, Thai Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said Thursday.<p>A man was diagnosed with MERS after he traveled to Thailand from a Middle Eastern …

My Modern Met Interviews the NYC Dance Project

Elegant, powerful, beautiful, graceful – so many adjectives could be used to describe the dancers featured in the NYC Dance Project. With a combined background of dance and photography, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory capture the exact moments when dancers are at their best, shining the spotlight on an …

Blaise Pascal on the Intuitive vs. the Logical Mind and How We Come to Know Truth

“The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know…”<p><i>“Your intuition and your intellect should be working together… making love,”</i> Madeleine L’Engle asserted in contemplating how creativity works. Ray Bradbury believed that intuition and emotion should guide creative work, the intellect coming in …

Mathematics

A Marvel World I Created From Regular Objects

I am Nguyen Quang Huy, a 25 years-old freelance artist from Vietnam. I am also a big fan of super heroes. This is a small project of mine where I …

The Cutest Conversations I Heard Between Everyday’s Objects

I always heard them talking to each other which cracks me up a lot. Here, I recorded them down with my simple doodles to share with you all.<p>This is …

The 10 greatest animated films for adults

Ten shoes that changed the world

Footwear

A daughter tries to reconcile her mother’s last wish: to have her ashes shot up in the sky

<b>As my mother was dying,</b> I was 20 minutes into cooking a lamb roast. Since my kids left home, Friday nights had become a ritual, my husband and I kicking off from work early, having a cocktail and a nice meal with candles, settling into the weekend on our own time.<p>When the phone rang I didn’t …

Why the Magna Carta Matters

It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietly.<p>“It ought to be …

Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.<p>In today's world though, scientists are raising …

Raw Footage: fashion meets fine art - Telegraph

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. You can use quotes to help guide your decisions in life, work and love. Here are 50 of the best inspirational quotes to motivate you:<p>Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m …

Foods to Help Improve Your Mood

"I don't eat junk food; I don't have junk thoughts." -- Peace Pilgrim<p>Do you think a diet is just for losing or gaining weight? Think again!<p>The word diet literally means "a daily food allowance." We need food for growth, repair and energy for our daily activity.<p>But did you ever think about how food …