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Most people might not be extroverts or introverts but 'ambiverts' — here's what it means to be one

People often categorise themselves into one of two types: an extrovert or an introvert.<p>Stereotypically, extroverts are the life of the party, and like nothing more than socialising with friends and meeting new people. Introverts are happier going home alone and curling up with a book.<p>But as …

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Scientists Rank 9 Recreational Drugs From Safest to Most Dangerous

The results are in.<p>A 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) covering hundreds of thousands of people around the world has ranked recreational drugs from the …

Cannabis

The Internet is Going Nuts for This Landscape Photographer's Creative Images

Have you heard of the desert lake in Australia with extremely high concentration of salt? Well, it is the Lake Eyre and Murray Fredericks, an …

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may die within your lifetime

Get a good look while you can: Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took stunning new photos of the tempest on Monday — the closest images we've ever gotten of the Great Red Spot — and scientists' jaws are dropping at …

Snapchat's Big Bet on Location Based Advertising

Snapchat's new map feature is very interesting, both to users and advertisers.<p>For users, the feedback is mixed. Some find the tool great for …

Media agency execs rethink the bigger-is-better mindset

Senior media agency executives are rethinking the rat race. Many of those leaving have seen enough over the last six months to be convinced that the …

Confessions of a former agency innovation head: ‘It’s all smoke and mirrors to get more money’

Advertising is awash with agencies proclaiming their love for startups and all things innovation, but all too often, there’s not much behind the …

Publishers are switching affections from Snapchat to Instagram

Hearst’s Kate Lewis can easily rattle off the company’s Instagram stats. Half the company’s brands have more than 1 million followers. Harper’s …

New Study Finds Parkinson's is Partly an Autoimmune Disease

When Immune Systems Attack<p>The National Parkinson’s Foundation tells us that there are more than 10 million people living with Parkinson’s disease …

At Cannes, advertisers are still hunting for an alternative to Google and Facebook

Plus new attendees, two ways to look at live video and a Snapchat-branded Ferris wheel.<p>The biggest spenders and personalities from the advertising and media worlds descended on the French Riviera this past week for Cannes Lions, an extravagant week-long party full of elaborate dinners, exclusive …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop

The mere mention of image manipulation may make some photographers cringe, but there’s no denying that some skill with Photoshop can enable you to …

10 Tips On Typography in Web Design

Communication plays a vital role in design —it’s essential to establish a clear connection between the website and user and to help your users …

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

Suicide online: Facebook aims to save lives with new actions

ATLANTA (AP) — The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's …

If You Worry About How Much You Worry, We've Got Good News

You've probably been told that being a worry wart is something to avoid. A new scientific study, however, is showing that contrary to popular belief, a little bit of worrying can actually be good for your emotional health <i>and</i> your general life trajectory.<p>In this month's issue of <i>Social and</i> …

Psychology

Dealing with a job when you have mental health problems

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May) this year is “Surviving or Thriving”, focusing on the difference between the two. I guess the point is that, you know, lots of people living with poor mental health are managing to get out of bed occasionally and not die – but are we really</i> …

People Who Worry About Everything Are More Intelligent

Obsessive worry is insidious in the sense that it begets more worry; once your mind switches into "worry mode," essentially, nothing is off limits. …

Anxiety

The Comic You Need To See If You're Dealing With Depression

"Everybody reaches a breaking point."<p>Depression can be debilitating, but it’s often something many people try to hide. A forced smile or laugh can prevent family and friends from noticing pain, but that can do more harm than good.<p>Research shows that many people avoid asking for help because they're …

7 Apps and Programs That Will Reduce Office Stress

Use these tools to be happier, more productive and better rested.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think your workplace is stressful? You're not alone. A newly-published American Psychological Association (APA) study shows American stress levels are the highest they've …

Free typography resources: The big list

Everyone, even non-designers, can agree that the smallest typographical change can make a world of difference (*cough* <i>Warren Beatty</i> *cough*). …

Infographic shows the 100 top websites based on monthly traffic

We all know that the internet is big – really big. But while there are over 1.1 billion websites out there, it’s the top 100 that bring in most of …

How Futura Nearly Became the Nazi Font of Choice

There’s more to it than Supreme and Barbara Kruger.<p>The Futura typeface, popularized by Supreme‘s notorious box logo and Barbara Kruger‘s artwork, could have been much more infamous had it not escaped the Nazis. Created by Paul Renner in 1920s Germany, the Bauhaus-esque font was an idealistic …

This is what happens to your brain when you take Xanax

Dr. Samoon Ahmad is a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist. He explains what happens to someone's brain when they take Xanax. He also discusses some of the long-term side effects of using Xanax. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It works on a receptor, which is called the GABA</i> …

Mother of Columbine shooter gives TED Talk about mental health and violence

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School with an elaborate plan to kill as many students as possible. Armed …

5 Reasons I'm Against Classroom Behavior Charts (What I Do Instead)

It was the cute Pinterest appeal of the bright, laminated chart that got me. You know, the one where a child gets assigned a color—green, yellow or …

Neuroscience has identified why some works of art become universal phenomenons

What music we love is usually a matter of personal taste. But there are some works of art that seem to transcend differences in personal aesthetics and rise to universal acclaim. Over the past 18 months, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical <i>Hamilton</i> has emerged as one such cultural phenomenon.<p>What …

Adults are having less sex than 20 years ago, finds study

Adults are having sex less often than they were 20 years ago, according a US study based on a survey of almost 27,000 individuals.<p>Researchers have found that adults, on average, were having sex seven fewer times annually in the early 2010s compared to the early 1990s, and nine fewer times compared …

Demographics

Sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep

Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and triples memory scores in older adults<p>CHICAGO --- Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a …