Gizem Kotiloglu

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Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in …

What seizures and migraines have in common - Futurity

Scientists think of seizures and migraines as two very different brain events, but new research has uncovered a surprising link between the two.

Gray matter matters when measuring our tolerance of risk

There is a link between our brain structure and our tolerance of risk, new research suggests.<p>Dr Agnieszka Tymula, an economist at the University of …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: …

Science and war

Sadly, war is always topical, and there seems to be more of it in the news at the moment than will fit. In such a context, the centenary of the start of the "War to End All Wars" is all the more important and poignant, as is the fact that it had to be renamed "World War I" to distinguish it from …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

It's Still Fun in the Philippines: Five of Our Favorite Spots

The Philippines is one of our favorite countries in Southeast Asia. It's got incredible natural beauty, kind locals who take you under their wings, tons of activities and killer beaches.<p>Unfortunately, the beauty of the Philippines comes at a price, and that price is natural disasters. With over …

Talking Flu? Best To Mind Your H’s & N’s

As expected this flu season, the media is rife with regaling reports on influenza virus and that hygiene and vaccination are critical to avoid infection. In most years, there are only one or two types worth mentioning, namely H1N1 and H3N2. This year, however, reports of a variety of viruses, …

Do You See What I See? Kids' Visual Memory Works In Mysterious Ways

When kids look around, how much are they taking in about the objects that surround them? Scientists have recently devised new ways to peer inside little kid brains and figure out how their visual working memory works. They found that although young kids use the same parts of the brain to record …

The Brain

Memories of Vernazza

<i>The Little Italian Village That Could</i><p>With the long winter lingering, my memories return to a quick jaunt from Spain to Italy last summer. Having visited Italy in the past, my favorite traveling companion and I decided this time to venture to <b>Cinque Terre</b>, which consists of five little picturesque …

25 Easy Party Dips You Can Make In 20 Minutes

Okay, maybe a few of them will take you 25 minutes. But all of them are definitely quick enough to whip up another batch during halftime if you run out.

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21 portraits of children that force you to confront inequality

“As a child, that’s your little space within the house,” said James Mollison, a Kenyan-born, England-raised, Venice-based photographer whose 2011 …

Cuban Travel Jumps 35 Percent After Government Scraps Exit Visas

Last February, Amalia Reigosa Blanco experienced for the first time the rush of an airplane taking off. She browsed the clothing shops of Italy’s …

Smart Travel Advice: Try Something New and Then Do It Again

<b>Doug Lansky</b> says the smartest travelers "are the curious ones who try a lot of new things and then try not to make the same mistakes twice." And he should know. The travel bug bit him during college and turned him into a global nomad. He sold carpets in Marrakech, picked bananas in Israel, guided …

Buenos Aires Without Tears

Porteños, as the residents of Buenos Aires are known, pride themselves on living in the Paris of South America. As you stroll the city's broad boulevards styled after the Champs Elysee, explore elegant belle époque architectural gems such as the Teatro Colon and Barolo building, or sip coffee in …

Long Weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona offers up the perfect ingredients for an extra-long weekend escape: culture, history, a vibrant dining scene, and the beach. Although it …