Ashley Marie Cottom

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Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

Why we need to figure out a theory of consciousness

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

Whimsical, Cinematic and Ethereal Self-Portraits by Rosie Hardy

Gorgeous portraits by <b>Rosie Hardy</b> (previously featured), multi-talented photographer, artist and content creator who was born in 1990 in Buxton and …

Photography

4 Portrait Photography Tips To Help People Feel Comfortable On Camera

Jessica Sterling is back with 3 tips + a bonus tip to help you help your subjects feel comfortable on camera. What should you do and definitely not …

Breathtaking Images of the Tibetan Plateau Kham

A passionate traveler, self-taught Italian photographer and filmmaker Giacomo Bruno documented his amazing trip to the Tibetan Plateau Kham in China. …

5 Reasons Why a 35mm Lens Is the Perfect Choice for Travel Photography (VIDEO)

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she …

A Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Blending Modes

Want to get better at Photoshop quickly? Master Photoshop blending modes to improve your photo editing skills immediately.<p>This great video from Serge …

The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe movement went mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare... what’s driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice<p>Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, …

Green Living

What Ottoman erotica teaches us about sexual pluralism

History might be the best antidote to the unthinking, and pernicious, naturalisation of cisgender identity and heterosexuality. When confronted with …

Anachronistic

How To Take Your Writing To The Next Level

Finding your way in the publishing world as a writer isn’t always easy but She Writes University aims to bring authors the tools they need to …

Writing

The One Method That Will Make Your Essays “Flow”

We may not be able to define exactly what makes good writing “flow” — <b>but you know it when you see it.</b>I remember sitting in creative writing …

Here Are Some Great Business Ideas for Women with No Start-Up Costs

No Start-Up Costs Business Ideas for Women<p>Updated April 01, 2018<p>For budding female entrepreneurs who have little or no cash to start a business, …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Freelance Writing Jobs Online: Leads & Legitimate Places to Find Work

How to Find a Freelance Writing Job Online<p>Leads and Legitimate Places to Find Work<p>Updated August 27, 2017<p>With the growing necessity of small, medium, …

On the Frontiers of Physics, Math and Philosophy

Interview by Richard Marshall.Benjamin H Feintzeig focuses on the conceptual and mathematical foundations of physics, and the broader impacts of …

Quantum Mechanics

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Might Start in The Brain, Not The Ovaries

Finally, this study from 2017 gave some answers.<p>A study from this time last year found evidence that the common and debilitating reproductive …

Alien star streaked through our solar system and jostled its contents, scientists say

Some 70,000 years ago, when humans and Neanderthals shared the planet, an alien star streaked through the outer edges of our solar system and jostled …

Trump's Revised Restrictions On Transgender Troops In Military

NPR's Sarah McCammon asks military law expert Gerry Healy about President Trump's latest policy restricting military service by transgender troops.<p>Transcript<p>SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:<p>We had another Friday night news dump from the Trump administration yesterday - an order restricting military service by …

Military

The Latest: "March for Our Lives" rallies draw huge crowds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time):7:15 p.m.A contingent of survivors of the …

Guns

26 Resources to Further Your Understanding of Gun Violence in America

The Las Vegas massacre drove home the importance of fact-based research, reporting, and storytelling about gun violence in America. After the …

Guns

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

This 3-Minute Animation Will Change Your Perception of Time

We've only just begun...<p>We all know that Earth is old, but it's hard to put into perspective just how old it is.<p>After all, what does 4.5 billion …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Digital nomads can soon ‘make it official’ with a new visa from Estonia

The way workers cross borders is at a crossroads. For Donald Trump, American jobs for American workers are paramount. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May believes that so-called “citizens of the world” are really citizens of nowhere. And then there’s Estonia, the 100 year old Northern …

Digital Nomads

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an editor.The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply …

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

Commuting

So You Want to Be a Professional Photographer

There’s much more to being a professional photographer than meets the eye. Making photos for your clients is about 5 percent of the job. Making a …

Playful and Minimalist Street Photography by Emilio Chulià

Emilio Chulià is a talented photographer, retoucher and visual artist currently based in Valencia, Spain. Emilio shoots extremely simple but dramatic …

Photography