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One Small Step for a Sports Drink, One Giant Leap for Advertising

One Japanese sports drink company is full of overachievers.<p>Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., wants to send its sports drink to the moon, and it's …

This Guy's Galaxy S4 Caught Fire, And He Says Samsung Won't Give Him A New One Unless He Never Talks About It Again

A man named Richard Wygand recently posted a video on YouTube of his Samsung Galaxy S4 smoking when it was plugged into the wall.<p>The phone was still under warranty and Samsung promised to replace it, according to Wygand. However, Samsung also sent Wygand papers to sign saying he couldn't get a new …

Galaxy S4

China bans banks from trading bitcoins as virtual currency’s popularity surges

One of Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell's coins in this photo illustration at his office in Sandy, Utah, from Sept. 17.<p>Bitcoin is big business in China, home to more than one-third of the virtual currency's global daily transactions — some $65.7 million. But on Thursday, the country's central bank …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Famous Logos with Honest Slogans

Clifton Robert Dickens is a graphic designer from Nashville, USA and he’s also the creator of the Honest Slogans Project. A fun project where he …

The Gibson shipwrecks and rescues archive – in pictures

The Gibson archive presents one of the most graphic and emotive depictions of shipwrecks, lifesaving and its aftermath produced in the 19th and 20th centuries. The archive of dramatic and often haunting images, assembled over 125 years by four generations of the Gibson family, records over 200 …

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Wall Street Analyst Crams 700 Years Of Data Into 12 Charts 'You Can't Ignore'

"The starting point of any financial analysis must surely be a consideration of the economic cycle: not just where we stand within the current cycle, but more importantly, where that cycle fits within broader economic history," writes Paul Jackson in his final note to clients in his role as an …

America's New $100 Bill Is Awesome (but Still Nowhere Near as Awesome as Kazakhstan's Currency)

Needs more Liberty Bell. (Holograms, too.)<p>You're looking at it: Our new $100 bill, the product of more than a decade of research and development, and the most sophisticated piece of currency technology in U.S. history.<p>The note, which debuts today, includes two new features to thwart counterfeiters: …

Logo Design: Sewing

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

If Corporate Logos Were Honest

Written 5 years ago <i>by</i> Amanda Jakubik<p>I think it is safe to say that my generation is fed up with corporations. Why? My personal guess is that …

CEOs

FireFox OS – Branding Illustrations by Martijn Rijven

FireFox OS Brand Mascots.<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands based graphic designer and illustrator Martijn Rijven was commission by Wolff Olins to create a …

Surreal Wire Drawings of Eyes by Sophie Ryder

UK-based artist Sophie Ryder is a brilliant sculptor who works primarily with wire. Her large-scale wire drawings are like three-dimensional sketches that are simultaneously transparent and opaque. Her series of works depicting eyes are especially intriguing and captivating. They are, no pun …

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …

How Disasters and Trauma Can Affect Children’s Empathy

Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation?<p>The first study …

Lance Armstrong’s Confession and the Psychology of the Competitor

For elite athletes, competition is like a drug. How many times have we seen professional or Olympic athletes retire (or say they will retire), only …

Childhood Trauma Leaves Legacy of Brain Changes

Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways.<p>A difficult reality for psychiatrists and counselors of child abuse is that …

Psychological Abuse: More Common, as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment

It may be the most common kind of child abuse — and the most challenging to deal with. But psychological abuse, or emotional abuse, rarely gets the …

Military Suicide: Help for Families Worried About Their Service Member

In this week’s TIME cover story, “One a Day” (available to subscribers here), journalists Mark Thompson and Nancy Gibbs explore why suicides among …

Explainer: what is post-traumatic stress disorder?

People have probably always known about the psychological effects of experiencing life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, …

Mental Health

Explainer: what is depression?

Many people know what it’s like to feel sad or down from time to time. We can experience negative emotions due to many things – a bad day at work, a …

World Health Organization

Explainer: what is bipolar disorder?

During a manic episode, the main character of popular television series Homeland, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) colour codes the …

Bipolar Disorder

Explainer: what is an anxiety disorder?

Most of us are intimately familiar with anxiety. We experience it as we walk towards the room to where our job interview is held, when we stand up to …

Depression

The Trouble With Talk Therapy

In a recent Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i> article, a psychotherapist with a freshly hung shingle describes the challenges of earning clients in a market …

Body dysmorphic disorder puts ugly in the brain of the beholder

When people think of mental problems related to body image, often the first thing that comes to mind is the thin figure associated with anorexia. …

Psychotherapy is just as effective as anti-depressants at beating the blues

• Research finds little difference in the effects of drug and non-drug therapies<br>• All non-drug therapies are found to work equally well for younger and …

Psychotherapy Techniques and Options

Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychological disorders and mental distress by the use of verbal and …