Monday, 13 October 2014

Is Exercise Good for My Brain?

We’ve all bought a gym membership we never used—it’s what New Year’s Resolutions are for. But you might be a little less shy of the treadmill if you knew working out didn’t just tone your bum – but your brain.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Is that street lamp watching you?
From bridges to sewers, streetlights to rubbish bins, cities are increasingly using an unusual range of sources to gather data about a subject of acute interest: you. 
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Why we’re letting Virgin staff take as much holiday as they want 
Flexible working has revolutionised how, where and when we all do our jobs. So, if working nine to five no longer applies, then why should strict annual leave (vacation) policies? Read about Richard Branson's newest bright idea. Read more.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Northern Soul: Keeping The Faith. By The Culture Show BBC2

One of the best documentaries about the Northern Soul scene to date, it's been done with love and affection. Produced and Directed by Maurice O'Brien and Edited by David Arthur. Well worth seeing!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Look up and ... get a life

'Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation. 'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014: Why Is Our Anxiety Getting Out Of Control? is a big issue in British society, and although sometimes it has its place - like when studying for an exam, visiting the doctor or going for a promotion - it becomes a problem when it starts to feel too overwhelming.

Read the article here.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Dubai’s luxury shopping scene

Derek Khan is a lifestyle consultant and personal shopper for some of Dubai’s wealthiest and most famous residents. With a little black book full of VIP contacts from around the world, he does much of his shopping at the Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centres.

For source go here.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Sodium: Getting rid of dirt - and murder victims
Be warned, this article contains material some readers may find distressing. That's because it's about sodium - and the story of one of Italy's most notorious serial killers illustrates elegantly some of this element's unique properties.

Read the article here.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

How immigrants will reshape workforce

Over the next two decades, the largest generation in America's history—the Baby Boomers—will reach retirement age and leave the workforce. Together, immigrants and their children will play a pivotal role in reshaping the workforce and sustaining the demands of a growing economy for decades to come. As major demographic shifts radically reshape the American population, immigrants and their children will strengthen the overall shared prosperity for the country as a whole.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Generation Like

In this eye-opening follow-up to FRONTLINE’s classic documentary The Merchants of Cool, author Douglas Rushkoff returns to the world of youth culture.
He explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers’ digital presences on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
“Today’s teens don’t need to be chased down by corporations,” says Rushkoff, who interviewed everyone from actor and social media superstar Ian Somerhalder to YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m broken in local artist protest

A Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest.

Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking the $1m (£600,000) vase on Sunday in Miami.

The Florida museum is holding an exhibition of the work of the Chinese artist until mid-March. It includes an artwork, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, depicting Mr Ai smashing an ancient Chinese vase.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Merchants of Cool - How Teens run the Economy
They are the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teenagers the hottest consumer demographic in America. But are they simply reflecting teen desires or have they begun to manufacture those desires in a bid to secure this lucrative market? And have they gone too far in their attempts to reach the hearts--and wallets--of America's youth?

Take a closer look at the complex world of selling "cool" in a Frontline documentary. Click here to watch ->

For source go here.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

How do mirrors actually work?

Why do mirrors flip faces horizontally but not vertically? James May explains, with the help of a very childish prank.
A mirror is made from a sheet of glass with reflective material applied to one side. It is like an old fashioned transparency photograph viewed the wrong way around. It doesn't reverse left and right, it reverses back to front. As James May explains this is nothing to do with the mirror itself, the writing appears back to front in a mirror because we present it back to front.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Brasilia, a bold experiment in city building

Transformed in just three years from isolated jungle to a modernist dream, Brazil’s capital city is based on architect Oscar Niemeyer’s vision for a classless, new-age world.

For source go here.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Your wireless router could be murdering your houseplants

Are you slowly killing your houseplants? Probably! But there might be a reason (other than neglect) why they’re all yellow and wilty: your Wi-Fi router.
An experiment by a handful of high school students in Denmark has sparked some serious international interest in the scientific community.