Joshua Honchua

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This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Genetics

You can download David Bowie and Kurt Cobain’s handwriting as a font

David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen, and other rock icons have had their handwriting turned into fonts, <i>NME</i> report.<p>The Songwriters Font project, which also includes Serge Gainsbourg and John Lennon, uses “original handwritten letters and notes” to turn the musicians’ penmanship into digital …

Kurt Cobain

This 9-year-old girl should be writing every caption for the New Yorker cartoons

Kids should just run everything, shouldn't they.<p>Comedy writer Bess Kalb shared pictures of the captions her cousin's 9-year-old child has written for …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

The 20 Best Mad Men Outfits Ever, Ranked

When the show goes off air, these are the 20 looks we'll remember.<p>AMC's <i>Mad Men</i> boasts one of the most striking, coherent artistic visions on television, thanks in large part to the rigorous creative control of its showrunner, Matthew Weiner. But the sleek '60s aesthetic we're all so familiar with …

Men's Fashion

Oxford’s Free Introduction to Philosophy: Stream 41 Lectures

You don't need to go to Oxford to study philosophy. Not when it will come to you. Above, find a playlist that features 41 lectures from Oxford's …

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

Happiness

Unseen photos of East End London in glorious colour

<b>A recently discovered photo collection by the late photographer David Granick reveals London's East End in colour, including streets in Stepney, Whitechapel and Spitalfields.</b><p>Local photographer Chris Dorley-Brown found the pictures when he was invited to review thousands of Granick's colour slides …

England

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

How do I stop being lonely? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Psychology

An oral history of actual punks punching actual Nazis in the face

These days, it’s difficult to punch a Nazi without getting bogged down in some sort of philosophical debate about whether or not it’s OK to punch …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

The time anomaly of the Woolwich foot tunnel and other portals of London

Over Christmas you might have seen a blogpost entitled The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly floating across your social media. Purporting to feature an eyewitness account of what went wrong with the delayed Woolwich foot tunnel refurbishment, it described how workers on the project found they could …

Psychogeography

The top 10 mental health apps

Apps are available for everything these days — from shopping to entertainment and travel. Apps that claim to help look after your mental health and …

Philosopher Alan Watts Explains That Life Is Not a Journey Because the End is Not the Primary Goal

In an enlightening, brilliantly illustrated episode of After Skool, British philosopher Alan W. Watts eloquently explains that life should not be …

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

The Most Mysterious Thing About Edgar Allan Poe Might Be How He Died

If it had been the ending of one of his stories, critics might have said it was unbelievable. But Edgar Allan Poe’s death, which came suddenly and …

Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom? review – Aha! Alan's back on the Beeb

Alan Partridge was never of his time. Steve Coogan was in his 20s when he started playing the sports presenter who later turned chatshow host and regional disc jockey, but Partridge was perennially squatting in middle age, out of touch and out of step. The worrying thing is he now suddenly, for the …

Alan Partridge

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

Oumuamua: First alien object to visit our solar system is wrapped in strange organic coat, scientists reveal

The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system is wrapped in a layer of organic insulation, scientists have said.<p>Oumuamua has enthralled …

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

Review: Thinking Twice About Bob Dylan's Gospel Phase With New Bootleg Box

Our take on 'Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981,' a set that travels deeper into one of his most maligned eras<p>The arguments of …

Bootleg

Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.<p>The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s …

Archaeology

How Bob Dylan embraced Jesus in a born-again period lasting three years

A Bob Dylan bootleg is far from the rare sight that it once was. Long ago Dylan bootlegs were obtained illicitly by fans and shared among them, the …

The 1 Thing You Should Do This Week To Make The Last 2 Months Of 2017 Successful | Inc.com

Remember back in January, 2017, when you made that big long list of goals?<p>How many did you actually accomplish? How many did you give up on?<p>People have no problem setting goals.<p>The challenge is in seeing them through to the end.<p>With just two months left in the year, I encourage you think about your …

Time Management

British Folk Horror Is Back, and It's Scarier Than Ever

Move over zombies—a new subgenre is here to spook us all.<p>Enough with the undead. The predictable outcomes—zombie eats human, human slays zombie, human turns on human, because we're a bunch of dumb asses who never learn—have left a worn circle. If I'm subjected to one more thrifty production of the …

When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has …