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Confined: artwork from Indigenous prisoners in Victoria – in pictures

An exhibition showcasing art from Indigenous Australians in or recently released from Victorian prisons opens today in Melbourne.<p>Now in its eighth year, the annual Confined exhibition is presented by prisoner support organisation The Torch as part of St Kilda’s Indigenous Arts festival, Yalukit …

How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body'

While researching the book <i>Cure,</i> science writer Jo Marchant wanted to understand how distraction could be used to nullify pain, so she participated in a virtual reality experiment.<p>During the first part of the experiment, Marchant sat, without distraction, with her foot in a box of unbearably hot …

The Guardian view on London’s new Monet exhibition: the glory of the garden | Editorial

It’s hard to say whether Monet was a painter who gardened or a gardener who painted, but he was a pivotal figure in both arts<p>Was Claude Monet a painter who gardened? Or a gardener who painted? Visitors to the Royal Academy’s exhibition Painting the Modern Garden, in which Monet is the dominant …

Art

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools , or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than …

Employment

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27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

The author Eve Turow argues that a generation’s taste for natural ingredients will shape the future of restaurants, grocery stores, and agriculture.<p>When Eve Turow returned to her college campus for her five-year reunion, she realized that she’d changed: Back when she was in college, she was content …

This Is How Sleep Affects Your Anxiety Levels

Altering your sleep patterns might help reduce your anxiety. That's the consensus of researchers Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles at Binghampton University in New York.<p>Of 100 people polled, those who went to bed later and slept for shorter periods had the most severe symptoms of worry and negative …

The Sex Is Always Hotter: The Science Of Why Men Love 'Crazy' Women

A friend of mine was madly in love with a girl who sent him an average of 97 texts and 48 FaceTime requests a day.<p>Another friend was head-over-heels …

Evolved Sex Differences: David Schmitt skewers 10 spurious objections to evolutionary psychology

Image (c) Comedy CentralMen and women are different.These five words express one of the most controversial, yet tacitly obvious, ideas in the public …

Music Tastes Are Related To How Your Brain Works: Study

While temperament, personality and values are some of the things that shape our musical preferences, cognitive style may be an even more accurate …

Pushy parents are 'fuelling laddish culture at universities' expert says

Jeremy Thomas, a speaker at private schools on mental health, says students arrive unable to deal with the real world<p>Pushy parents keen for their students to succeed at university are fuelling a laddish culture on campus because they send unable to cope with the real world, an expert has …

The Secret Psychology of Snapchat (And Other Successful Apps)

Snapchat is the new Instagram / Facebook and boasts of over 100 million users who send more than 400 million snaps per day.<br>Why does the app stick …

White police officer pulls gun on black teenagers at Texas pool party

The officer has been suspended after behaviour which included manhandling a 14-year-old girl in a bikini to the floor and kneeling on her back for several minutes<p><b>Warning: this video contains content some viewers may find disturbing</b><p>A white police officer in the <b>US</b> state of Texas has been suspended</b> …

The dark side of the 'love hormone:' Similarities with the effects of alcohol

Significant similarities have been highlighted by researchers between the behavioral effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research team warns that …

6 ways to instantly make yourself more attractive

But just because you're not born with model looks doesn't mean you're doomed.<p>Science tells us there are ways to spice up your sexiness through techniques that aren't necessarily regulated by biology.<p>Here's a short list.<p>You look better with your friends than you do on your own, psychological …

Psychology

How a 17-year-old entrepreneur in Poland accidentally made the Apple Watch easier for deaf people

"It is something I identify with," Mach says.<p>Unlike a lot of Polish 17-year-olds, he decided to turn his appreciation into an app business. After six months of work, he released Five , a messaging app for Android, iPhone, and Apple Watch that lets you and your friends throw one another custom hand …

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How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

Shades of Grey

New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Painted Body Art Masterfully Cloaks People in Scenic Views

We recently marveled over Natalie Fletcher's mind-bending body art, and we're equally as impressed by her other nature-inspired paintings on people. Fletcher lives in Oregon, a state known for its organic beauty that's found in the mountains and coastline. She's translated these idyllic settings …

Art

Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We Do)?

Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe …

How Bad Are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Mental Health?

Keep your sanity when it comes to social media with these easy tips<p>About two-thirds of social media users admit they “airbrush reality” when they …

Sabadì – I Torroni Italian packaging design

<b>Italian design agency Happycentro recently design this cool Italian inspired packaging for Sabadì – I Torroni</b>“Traditionals Torroni (nougats) directly …

Wonderland Twinkles With Holiday Advice and Inspiration

With Hanukkah starting next week, and Christmas close behind, it’s show time for this holiday season. Are you ready? Wonderland, our holiday …

Goal Setting

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Portraits of Random Strangers Dressed Up in Strange Haute Couture Outfits

Photographer Tom Johnson recently partnered up with stylist Phoebe Haines for a project titled The Thirty Three. The team roamed the streets of …

12 Rare Magazine Illustrations By Andy Warhol

Before he was King of Pop art, Warhol was a prolific, in-demand magazine illustrator. Here, a selection of rare work from 1948 to 1987.<p>Even before his screenprints of Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe made him an international art star in the early 1960s, Andy Warhol was a successful, highly …

Art

Children Internalize Parents' Guilt About Screen Time

My nine-year-old son’s teacher told me that when they talked about New Year’s resolutions in school he announced that he wanted to play less video games this year. Many parents would be thrilled. I’m not. His misplaced guilt and repentance troubles me.<p>Why does he want to play less video games? …

Futuristic Wind Turbines Take the Form of Sleek Minimalist Trees

The <i>Wind Tree</i>, developed by the French <i>New Wind</i> group, is a prototype battery of small wind turbines in the form of a minimalist tree that seamlessly blends in with urban environments. Standing 26 feet tall, plastic pods resembling leaves, with miniature turbine blades inside, hang from the tree's …

Wind Power