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Chi ti critica spesso proietta qualcosa di sé: ecco perché è importante capire il motivo

Ecco 20 motivi plausibili che si celano dietro l'atteggiamento di chi ti critica e giudica in continuazione<p><b>Critiche</b>, <b>critiche</b>, <b>critiche.</b> Difficili da …

A Brief History Of Food Emoji: Why You Won't Find Hummus On Your Phone

It started with a cup of coffee, or more precisely, a hot beverage. Seven years later came fries, the now infamous eggplant and friends. Sandwich lovers waited for their time to come, while begrudgingly sending another drumstick, wishing it were barbecue.<p>Food and drinks account for just 82 of …

Language

How to Deal With High Expectations

We live our lives trying to fulfill expectations, both our own and others'. Sometimes, they can be daunting, but ignoring them won't make them go …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

Barbara Taylor: 'Waking up in a mental hospital isn't something you plan for'

Barbara Taylor is an academic known for her brilliant books on history and feminism. She is also a former psychiatric patient. In this extract from her powerful memoir, she describes daily life inside one of Britain's last mental asylums<p>Ward 16 of Friern Barnet mental asylum was an "acute …

Dan Pink: My 5 favorite talks on work

Popular business author Dan Pink picks his 5 favorite TED Talks on how to find greater success at work.

Gigaom | The unfortunate fact is that online journalism can’t survive without a wealthy benefactor or cat GIFs

Advertisement<p>As the traditional media industry has struggled with the ongoing decline of its traditional business and the emergence of new …

An online journalism reading list

It’s the start of a new academic year so I thought I’d compile a list of the latest reading I would recommend for any students looking at online …

'Media is hypocritical when it comes to war zone freelancers' | Comments from media industry experts

<b>Credit: Travis Lupick</b><p>It's with increasing frustration that I've read criticisms of Amanda Lindhout's decision to travel to Somalia in 2008.<p>Lindhout …

Journalism

7 Essential Books on Optimism

Every once in a while, we all get burned out. Sometimes, charred. And while a healthy dose of cynicism and skepticism may help us get by, it’s in those times that we need nothing more than to embrace life’s promise of positivity with open arms. Here are seven wonderful books that help do just that …

10 Blogs Journalists Must Read

Most writers consider it fact that, in order to write well, you must read a lot.<p>I encourage student journalists to read everything they can get their …

Writing

Foreign correspondents

AFTER the brutal murder of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, in London on May 22nd, many viewers watched a video of one of his suspected killers, with …

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