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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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Airbnb Charges Artists to Interpret the Housewarming Experience

Airbnb partnered with design firm Fabrica to unveil an installation designed to show the importance of connecting guests with a home<p>For Milan design …

Sughero a faccia a vista. Rivestirà il padiglione del Brasile per Expo 2015

• scritto da Andrea dell'Orto<br>• categoria Isolanti<p>Il sughero è l'unico isolante impiegato anche come rivestimento per facciate architettoniche, sfruttando …

Expo 2015. Il riscatto dell’Italia? Quello che non ci dicono

• scritto da Alberto Grieco<br>• categoria In Italia<p>L’<b>Expo 2015</b><i>“sarà il successo di tutta l’Italia e della sua volontà comune di</i><b>riscatto</b><i>, di rilancio</i> <b>per la</b></b> …

Mercado de Paloquemao

Ispirandosi all’omonimo mercato di Bogotá, in Colombia, Marni ha proposto al Salone un allestimento in cui i protagonisti sono i colori sgargianti …

How Not to Look Like a Tourist In Milan

<i>by J.J. Martin</i><p>Milan is more than Italy's business or fashion capital -- it's a city as stubbornly passionate about maintaining its sense of tradition as it is dedicated to innovation. Just make sure to follow these rules on your next visit.<p>A busy coffee bar in Milan | Photo: Courtesy Alamy<p><b>Don't</b> …

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life.<p>If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.<p>Photo courtesy of Katja Presnal<p>One of the best things about Italy is actually the …

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Leicester will be final burial place of King Richard III, found under a parking lot

It's been a long journey for Richard III, the 15th century king whose skeleton was found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester. But on Friday, his final destination became clear.<p>The medieval monarch will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, just a stone's throw away from where his …

Young Italians abandon la dolce vita to move to Britain

UK pushes Germany out of the top spot as the most favoured destination for Italians hoping to find work<p>Britain is the main destination of choice for Italians seeking a new life abroad, as tens of thousands flee the sclerotic economy, dismal growth predictions and lack of meritocracy of the …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments

Deal brokered by mayor of Rome could see Saudi Arabia provide millions of euros to restore neglected sites in exchange for loans of priceless artworks<p>A training barracks used by Roman gladiators and the 2,000-year-old mausoleum of the Emperor Augustus could be restored with money from the Saudi …

OECD: English pupils 'more practical than academic'

New OECD international league tables show that English teenagers outperform their European peers in problem solving skills but still lag far behind pupils from the Far East<p>English teenagers are better at solving problems in real-life situations than tackling core academic disciplines, a major …

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Astronomers discover echoes from expansion after Big Bang

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Astronomers announced on Monday that they had discovered what many consider the holy grail of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.<p>The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and …

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the Earth that could hold as much water as all the world's oceans put together.<p>The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held fast within …

Scientists Study What to Do If You Drop a Cookie on the Floor

The five-second rule: New study says it's safe to eat food that's been on the floor … or is it?<p>Once again, you've dropped your snack. You bend down, snatch it up, and gently blow off any dust—and, you hope, deadly germs. You're about to put it in your mouth because, after all, you've got the …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

Italian government up in arms over use of Michelangelo's 'David' in gun ad

An Illinois-based gunmaker has incurred the wrath of the Italian government after using Michelangelo's famous sculpture of the Biblical hero David in an advertisement for one of its rifles.<p>The advertisement for Armalite's AR-501A shows David holding the gun in lieu of his famous slingshot. The ad's …

Has the real Sherlock Holmes been deduced?

A new biography of a leading Victorian detective suggests he helped inspire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation<p>He enthralled Victorian England with his unrivalled skill at cracking cases, based on astute logical reasoning and grasp of forensic science, not to mention a mastery of disguises and …

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Parents offering houses as guarantee on private school fees

Recession hit families desperate to keep their children in the best schools are deferring fees by effectively securing a loan against their property<p>Parents struggling to cope in the recession are giving private schools a charge on their home in return for deferring fee payments so they can afford …