Colin Fox

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These lush 100-year-old drawings of the brain are still used by medical students

If you aren’t a neuroscientist or medical student, you may have never heard of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. But if you are, then you know the man is a superstar. Cajal, who lived from 1852 to 1934, holds much the same position in his field as, say, Darwin does in his. The Spanish neuroanatomist was the …

Central Nervous System

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

Architecture

How to write blogs humans want to read

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Just start writing (or recording).</b><p>The first thing you want to do is sit down and write.<p>If you have …

Public Relations

Gorgeous barn conversion can be yours for $680K

Rustic meets a minimalist aesthetic<p>This impressive barn conversion in Österlen, Sweden, is the stuff of dreams. The original structure was built in 1901 and had since fell into disrepair, but the current owner saw potential and transformed it into a gorgeous 390-square-meter (4,200 square feet) …

Outdoor Spaces

Photography 101: The best YouTube channels for learning about photography

When I was starting out with photography, <b>YouTube</b> was only just becoming popular. It was a platform to share videos with friends more than a platform …

Photography

Disorganised Attachment

Understanding disorganised attachment<p>Disorganised attachment is a term used to describe people who;<p>struggle to maintain ordinary relationships<br>• fail to …

Psychology

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Living Rooms

Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.<p>Nothing in your body lasts forever. Every single cell in your body will die eventually, and eventually you’ll run out of replacements. When that happens, various parts of your body will stop working correctly, and at …

UC Berkeley

Remarkable Hyperrealistic Oil Painting Artworks

Incredible as they seem realistic, Australian artist Kellie Orr’s oil painting artworks are surprising in their precision, finesse and also their …

Art

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

Self-help

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

4 Telltale Signs You're Negotiating With Somebody Who Is Dishonest

Never assume it's the truth just because you like what you're hearing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A necessary element to running a successful, enduring business is to work with people who posses high levels of integrity. Success that sustains is built upon …

An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims …

Great Depression

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Drawing

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

How to hack your brain to improve focus and creativity

Writer Caroline Williams struggled with mental focus, so she spent a year hacking her brain.<p>“I would misplace things and put things into my …

Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

1/23<p>Bamboo Sports Hall by Chiangmai Life Construction<p>Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to …

Is This Tissue a New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit for Cancer? It Seems Likely.

Researchers have made new discoveries about the in-between spaces in the human body, and some say it’s time to rewrite the anatomy books.<p>A study published in Scientific Reports this week described a fluid-filled, 3-D latticework of collagen and elastin connective tissue that can be found all over …

York University

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Water might be the weirdest liquid in the universe, and now we know why

H2O might seem simple, but how it arranges itself is bizarre.<p>Water might seem ubiquitous and ordinary; it covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface, …

A psychotherapist says there are 4 types of shame — here's what they are and how they affect us

When Joseph Burgo first proposed the idea of writing about shame, he found that people were afraid.<p>"My agent, when we went out with the proposal for this book, was very afraid it was too dark and people were going to be scared off," he told Business Insider. "I was told by agents and editors …

Infographic: What is your body language saying?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the impact of a gesture?Communicators often neglect nonverbal communication, a key aspect of …

Public Relations

How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …

Scientists discover a huge new human organ hiding in plain sight

Just when you thought we knew all there was to know about the human body, researchers just discovered an entirely new human organ. Called the …

Scientists just got a step closer to treating incurable diseases using a revolutionary gene-editing tool

In people with Huntington's disease, the nerve cells of the brain start to break down over time.<p>The disease is fatal, often within 10 to 30 years, and as of now, there is no cure.<p>But Huntington's disease is caused by a single genetic mutation— it's triggered by an inherited gene, making it …

Genetics

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in <i>Psychological Science</i>:<p><b>Positive Attitude Toward Math Supports Early Academic Success: Behavioral Evidence</b> …

What Is the Enneagram Test and Why Is Everyone Obsessing Over It?

Normally, I get embarrassed when I’m out to dinner with friends and we’re all scrolling through our phones. Millennials, right? But last week, I made …

Quantum Mechanics, Explained In Five Minutes

Quantum mechanics deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of …

Quantum Mechanics

The Air Opus pop-up camper inflates in 90 seconds flat

The Air Opus Camper makes on-the-road living easy with an amazing self-inflating system that pops up in 90 seconds flat. Simply flick a switch and …

Camping

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

For the first time, researchers see how proteins grab loops of DNA and bundle them for cell division. The discovery also hints at how the genome …