Illusion

People With Loads of Facebook Friends Share an Interesting Trait, Says Study

They treat friends as possessions.<p>If you don't have a lot of friends on social media, it may mean that you are just a little less concerned with …

Science

China’s autocracy puts end to reform illusions

A dream deferred<p>As China’s Communist Party tightens its grip, Western hopes that rising incomes would produce more economic and political opening …

China

What To Remember When It Seems Like Your Ex Is Happier Without You

Every time you look at your ex's social media accounts, there's a pretty good chance your mind will misinterpret what you see. This is probably …

Social Media Marketing

McDonald's leaves customers with sore eyes after sharing tricky optical illusion - and it's taking people a while to work it out

There is nothing more annoying when you're trying to be healthy than photos of delicious calorific food popping up in your Facebook feed.<p>And it …

McDonald's

This Corridor's Insane Tiling Is Baffling People

This optical illusion hallway might make you feel nauseous. The clever design looks like the floor is wonky but it's actually perfectly straight!

Cool Stuff

The Best Optical Illusions of 2017, According to a Bunch of Scientists

The Neural Correlate Society, a non-profit that promotes "new discoveries related to the neural correlates of sensory and cognitive experience," …

Home - The Illusions Index

Welcome to The Illusions Index<p>Our senses are remarkable. They have evolved to enable us to accurately perceive a huge variety of things in very …

Consciousness

Sunday Deals: Save 50% On the Superhero 3D Illusion Lamps

We have an awesome deal in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 50% off the Superhero 3D Illusion Lamps.<p>The Superhero 3D Illusion Lamps …

Geek

Superhero 3D Illusion Lamps

Show everyone that you’re a real fan with today’s Daily Deal, Superhero 3D Illusion Lamps. Choose from Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, and …

Woman Gives Up Teaching To Create Optical Illusions With Makeup, And It’s Messing With Our Minds

Before discovering makeup art, Mimi trained as a teacher and worked in a pre-school for three years. "I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I …

Makeup

The Meditation Cure

A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history<p>Much of Buddhism can be boiled down to a bad-news/good-news story. The bad news is that life is full of suffering and we humans are full of …

Buddhism

China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s defence ministry on Monday warned India not to harbour any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute.<p>A man walks inside a conference room used for meetings between military commanders of China and India, at …

India

NEW MOON in LEO July 23rd 2017~

*NEW MOON* in Leo rises the curtain on our eclipse portal and sets the stage for our own emergence. Leo stokes the flames our potential and gestures …

Astrology

Optical illusions: Can you master them all?

ANCIENT ALIENS: Bizarre claims of giant ‘pyramid and dome structures’ built on Mars

The structures have allegedly been found by zooming in on the Google Mars online mapping system which charts the planet's surface using satellite and …

Aliens

The Philosophy of Drag: What Do RuPaul and Nietzsche Have in Common?

In the glamor-filled world of drag queens, fashion and "ethical self-fashioning" might be closer than we think. <br>Read More

Friedrich Nietzsche

Brilliant 3D Illusion Drawings That Add Depth to Everyday Scenes

Danish artist HuskMitNavn, whose work we’ve previously written about, is back with even more 3D illusion drawings that add depth to everyday scenes. …

Instagram

Meet Norway’s Matilda, the thrilling new voice behind “Illusion”

"Illusion" marks Matilda Gressberg moving away from her folk-pop roots into elegant electronic music with new-found bite.<p>From sweeping strings in the …

Music (UK)

Couple's holiday snap ends up looking filthy thanks to rude optical illusion - and shocks Facebook friends

Not exactly what you expect to see while scrolling through your Facebook feed<p>When you update your Facebook profile picture you expect a few 'likes', …

Optical Illusions

Germany Says Merkel’s ‘Illusions’ Warning to U.K. Was Unprompted

German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn’t need prompting from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to warn the U.K. against harboring …

Brexit

22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Tutorials

May says Merkel talk of UK illusions shows how tough Brexit talks will be

LONDON (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about Britain having illusions over its future relationship with the European Union show how tough the upcoming Brexit negotiations will be, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Thursday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits IKO …

Brexit

Merkel Warns Against U.K. ‘Illusions’ in Hard-Line Brexit Speech

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel laid down a tough line for …

Brexit

Makeup Optical Illusions Show That Reality May Be Only Skin-Deep

Jason Lazarus April 27, 2017 441<p>Just about anyone who has ever begun a creative process from scratch and seen it through to completion has stumbled …

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Shatters Your Illusions About Ivanka And Jared

As John Oliver recites the impressive list of Jared’s assigned tasks -- from bringing peace to the Middle East to remaking the federal government -- …

Gaudreau headed to worlds, Giordano considering it

Johnny Gaudreau wants to play more hockey this season.<p>His NHL season over after the Calgary Flames were swept in the first round by the Anaheim …

Sports

Want Thicker Hair? Try This Bizarre Trick

Full disclosure: this trick works better on brunettes and dark blondes, as the contrast between hair and scalp is much more noticeable.<p>“Using a brow …

Fashion

Daniel Dennett Says Consciousness Is An Illusion, And He May Have A Point

<i>Cogito ergo sum</i> means "I think, therefore I am." That quote—coined by French philosopher René Descartes—is the cornerstone of modern philosophy. What …

Consciousness

No Man's Universe

Even though it may have been one of the most controversial titles of 2016, I have a sneaking suspicion that the best video game science fiction plot …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Blissful Ocean reflections at the Coast Guard Station in Eastham today | The Official Dapixara Blog - Cape Cod Photos

Blissful Ocean reflections at the Coast Guard Station in Eastham today.<p>Coast Guard Station - Eastham, Cape Cod. © Dapixara.

Physical Geography