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5 Easy Ways To Get Happier ASAP

An epidemic has descended upon us — but not a physical one. It’s unhappiness. More than 50 percent of Americans are unhappy at work, and our general …

How To Improve Mental and Emotional Stability with Simple Writing

Can writing improve mental and emotional stability? Does it help people to deal with traumatic situations? The answer to both of these questions is a …

Did Tom Wolfe's bold predictions about human nature come true?

Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe made predictions about how advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding of human behaviour. So, how much did he get right?<p>This article was published in February 2016<p>Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. …

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Don’t blame winter for that bleak mood

Winter doesn’t deserve its dour reputation as the season of depression, scientists say.<p>Rates of major depression, a psychiatric condition marked by …

“Nursery Fields Forever” Reconnects Early Childhood Education with Nature

Winner of the AWR International Ideas Competition to design a new nursery school, “Nursery Fields Forever” reimagines what nursery schools could be …

How to Boost Your Creativity

How can you foster your own creativity? Studies suggest that there are a myriad of ways you can tap into that inventive, innovative side of yourself. Try a few of these activities and see where they lead:<p><i>By John Swartzberg, M.D.</i><p>Do you sometimes feel like you're surrounded by creative …

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This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Walk in Nature

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

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CES 2016 and Kids: Five Trends to Keep an Eye On

Like the blind men and the elephant, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attendees view its overwhelming range of products through the lens of their own work and interests. For those in TV or video, there were new screens galore, from tiny to titanic. Athletes had a football field-sized floor of smart …

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Modern Shopping in the Microsoft Retail Experience Center at CES 2016

The Microsoft Retail Experience Center at CES 2016 took attendees on a journey through today’s complex retail landscape, one in which the physical …

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Gravitational wave discovery ‘opens up an entirely new window on nature’

Einstein's gravitational wave prediction proved correct as scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration detect ripples in the …

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

<b>The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and</b> …

Why It’s Taking So Long to Get to 5G

5G promises a super high-speed wireless infrastructure for the Internet of Things. Here’s how it would work.<p>It's only been five years since 4G mobile broadband came along and made it possible to browse the internet and stream videos on your phone at a decent speed. 4G speeds are already faster than …

Stop Calling It Soft Skills!

John Dillon is an entrepreneur who has been wildly successful as VP of sales for Oracle and CEO of start-ups that have been solid investments for …

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated …

In Bruges director Martin McDonagh returns to Royal Court with new play

Hangmen, telling story of Britain’s second best-known executioner, is McDonagh’s first UK play in 10 years<p>Martin McDonagh, the playwright and writer/director of the films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, is to return to the London stage with his first new UK play in 10 years.<p>The Royal Court theatre …

Hangmen, Royal Court, review: 'pitch-perfect'

Almost 20 years ago, The Beauty Queen of Leenane – a black comedy, by turns viciously funny and touching, set in rural West Ireland – arrived at the Royal Court with the force of brick lobbed through a window. It instantly made the name of its young author, who was of Irish descent, yet brought up …

Relaxed Royal Court performance to allow babies in auditorium

London’s Royal Court Theatre is to host its first relaxed performance allowing parents with babies to attend the venue’s latest production, Linda.<p>It …

How did this plotless goon-show wind up at the Royal Court?

Plus: if you can digest three hours of literary froth, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the Olivier’s new As You Like It<p>One of the challenges of art is to know the difference between innovation and error. I wonder sometimes if the Royal Court realises such a confusion can arise. Its new production,</i> …

The Royal Court Is Making Women Nouns, Not Adjectives - Get Used to It

I bet my Year 10 English teacher had no bloody idea what he'd just done when he introduced me to Caryl Churchill. Not personally, I've never met her, …

William Gaskill, former artistic director of the Royal Court, dies aged 85

Peter Gill and Vicky Featherstone pay tribute to a ‘brilliant, uncompromising’ director who was celebrated for his productions of Bond and Brecht – and for battling stage censorship<p>William Gaskill, the theatre director and former artistic director of the Royal Court in London, has died at the age …

20 Photos of the Kings Road on a Hot August Day in 1976.

Accompanied by Klaus Hiltscher – the Rock n’ Roll accountant or Affendaddy as he is known on Flickr – take a stroll down the Kings Road on an August …

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London Chelsea: to build or not to build the new King’s Road Station. That, is the question?

<b>The Chelsea Farmers Market in King’s Road could be demolished and substituted with the new station for Crossrail2. Amid oppositions by Chelsea</b> …

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Flaunting fashions on the Kings Road: fashion archive, 7 July 1966

<b>7 July 1966</b>: Boys and girls shock their elders and inflame the local youths on Chelsea’s ‘village street’<p>In geographical hard fact the King’s Road stretches from Peter Jones’s to the World’s End. It is Chelsea’s village street. And sure enough, on Saturday mornings, its village girls all parade …

Full circle: Nex Architecture and Cadogan plan a new King’s Road cafe

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