Munazza Yaqoob

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Why does music evoke memories?

Songs from the past can stir powerful emotions and transport us back in time. Tiffany Jenkins explores what happens in our brains when music carries us away.<p>Rhythm Is a Dancer’ is the song that does it for me.<p>It’s a tune by the German Eurodance group Snap!, that was played a lot one summer as I …

Flute

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

In Pieces: French Illustrator Marion Fayolle’s Wordless Narratives About Human Relationships

<b>In Pieces</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) is an uncommon piece of visual poetry by French illustrator and comic artist Marion Fayolle that calls to mind at once the surrealist whimsy of <i>Codex Seraphinianus</i>, the visual neatness of Gregory Blackstock’s illustrated lists, and the vignettes of Blexbolex — …

How the Invention of the Alphabet Usurped Female Power in Society and Sparked the Rise of Patriarchy in Human Culture

The Rosetta Stone may be one of the 100 diagrams that changed the world and language may have propelled our evolution, but the invention of the written word was not without its costs. As Sophocles wisely observed, “nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.” That curse is what <b>Leonard</b> …

Samsung's thing for (faux) leather continues with the ATIV Book 9 Style

Samsung's clearly been listening to <i>Venus in Furs</i> a lot recently, which explains why it's gone a bit crazy on the faux-leather all of a sudden. After covering both the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab Pro and Chromebook 2 in the stuff, the company has now sought to do the same to a member of its Windows …

Holistic Nutrition: Top 5 Kale Smoothies for Spring

Kale is a superfood in Holistic Nutrition: How many ways can you get the superfood Kale into your diet? & Get the family to drink them?

A Dining Room Goes From Spare and White to Lively and Colorful

From spare to bold.<p>Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel gives us a step-by-step look at how she updated her plain white dining room.

Readers' Real Home Makeover Ideas

Reader-tested tips to update a room.<p>We asked you to post ideas for transforming a room on House Beautiful's Facebook page. Here are some favorites.

Wall Art

Documents To Go for Android Gets Microsoft Office Editing

DataViz today released Documents To Go version 4 for Android with a new interface, as well as support for editing Microsoft Office files and the ability to connect to multiple cloud storage accounts. You can download the new version now from Google Play.<p>Support for Microsoft Office editing is …

Social media helps governments monitor their citizens — but it also helps those citizens rise up

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Richard Engel, NBC<p>The vast quantities of information we reveal about ourselves as we move around the internet and …

See the forest that's growing within a concrete block in Milan.

What's that over there? Is that two large building blocks in the middle of Milan covered in a rich, green forest?<p>Why yes, yes it is. In the Porta …

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do.<p>On many occasions I find myself …

Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing tool with which you can literally perform the said function. You don’t need your heavy printer or a …

'Labor Day' review: Actors good, but plot is labored

<b>Labor Day</b><p>Drama. Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Directed by Jason Reitman. (PG-13. 111 minutes.)<p>In "Labor Day," a woman falls in love with the man who takes her hostage, but the movie goes out of its way to make that journey easy for her. He's an escaped convict, but wouldn't you want to …

Review: 'After the Dark' is a provocative survival story

After an atomic apocalypse, only 10 people out of a group of 21 can live in a specially outfitted bunker for a year, at which point they will restart civilization as we know it. Which 10 would you pick — and why?<p>This is the set-up of "After the Dark," an unusually creative and ambitious film of …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Pankaj Mishra: Where’s The Rage?

Kamila Shamsie photo by Pankaj Mishra / Pankaj Mishra photo by Maya Mishra<p>Pankaj Mishra’s first book, <i>Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small</i> …

Literature

Five Muslim comic-book superheroines

<i>To celebrate the new Girls Rule issue, Dazed is running a month-long online series of girl-centric interviews, thinkpieces and features. This week, we kick off the theme with exclusive head-to-head interviews with some of our favourite females – beginning with Girls creator Lena Dunham and YA</i> …

Modern art was CIA 'weapon'

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern …

Art

Leon Wieseltier Commencement Speech at Brandeis University 2013

<i>On May 19,</i> New Republic <i>literary editor Leon Wieseltier spoke at the commencement ceremony of Brandeis University, addressing the graduates as "fellow</i> …

Unfold This Briefcase and Keep Fellow Flyers From Watching You Work

The laptop has made it possible for us to work almost anywhere on earth; from the cramped quarters of a plane seat, to a relaxing beach. But away …

Briefcases

Nature, Feelings, Emotions

57 Ways to Spread Kindness and Brighten a Day

<b>57 Ways to Spread Kindness and Brighten a Day</b><p>"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ~ Dalai Lama<p>We’ve all had those wonderful moments …

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

SAADA's Road Trips Project: Reimagining an American Tradition. Learn more.<p>Shadows of the Past: Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration and the Asiatic …

Equality

How To: 10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once & Regrow Forever

There are some ingredients I cook with so often I can never buy too many of them, and most of them are produce. Onions, garlic and fresh herbs are …

How Parsley Tea Cleared Up My Skin

It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I started using makeup — and even then it was mainly because my upper lip, cheekbones and chin were covered in …

Children can turn off net filters, report finds

<b>Filters put in place by parents to stop children viewing inappropriate content are easily bypassed by the youngsters themselves, according to a report from regulator Ofcom.</b><p>It found that 18% of 12-15-year-olds know how to disable internet filters.<p>Almost half of children aged 12-15 know how to delete …