The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority said in a statement that it will also ban ads that connect physical features with success in the romantic or social spheres; assign stereotypical personality traits to boys and girls, such as bravery for boys and tenderness for girls; suggest that new mothers should prioritize their looks or home cleanliness over their… Read More >> 0 comments
The gender-reveal cake first gained traction around 2009, when reality TV stars and everyday couples alike began cutting open cakes dyed pink or blue and broadcasting the event on network morning shows or YouTube, which then was all of four years old.
The Royal Ascot is a series of horse races, yes, but it’s also so much more than that. It’s when the Queen shows off her sporty side, the royals have a family reunion, and British society comes out to play. And play they do! Some hats are simple and avant-garde, others are wild floral crowns… Read More >> 0 comments
But we should not discount the power of music to bring Americans together. One-hundred-fifty years ago this week, the National Peace Jubilee sought to achieve precisely this goal in the wake of a moment far more divisive than today — the Civil War — and its success, though in some ways limited, is a sign… Read More >> 0 comments
Video – In Afghanistan some families without sons follow the cultural practice of “bacha posh”, choosing one of their many daughters to live life as a boy.
Video – harmony and emotions. Herbie Hancock & Jacob Collier. 23-year-old musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier explains the concept of harmony to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a professional, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
During a drop-in home visit to a family in the Dukha Community, two young girls sang a beautiful song that Ganbat, the community Shaman, had taught them about reindeer. It was so beautiful that we wanted to hear it again- but this young girl was not about to give an encore. Eventually, she did sing… Read More >> 0 comments
Now Pope Francis has risked the wrath of traditionalists by approving a change to the wording of the Lord’s Prayer. Instead of saying “lead us not into temptation”, it will say “do not let us fall into temptation”.
Sadri, 39, said: “It was a way of channelling frustration into action and holding some of these politicians to account with a bit of humour. There’s a lot to be said for laughing at those in power.”
The iconic “stomp-stomp-clap” of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was born out of the challenge that rock stars and professors alike know all too well: How to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert — or a lecture — and channel that energy for a sustained time… Read More >> 0 comments
Structurally and philosophically, the fashion industry isn’t great at dealing with change. American life has been casualizing since the 1990s, and nowhere is that clearer than in offices. The trend has left both designers and shoppers confused about what people should be wearing for jobs that were very different (or entirely nonexistent) before the advent… Read More >> 0 comments
Ignore the handbook. These are our top ten favorite rules, including words you can’t say, people you can’t touch, and where to vomit.
Maybe it’s because we both hate being mocked, but I also think this is the crux of why we work so well together — we like being different from each other. We don’t want to be with people who are just like us. For me, someone from small-town Texas, it was refreshing to be with… Read More >> 0 comments
I don’t know what brought these thirty-nine other people to this class in London, but Britain was recently dubbed the loneliness capital of Europe, so I’m assuming one factor is loneliness. Recent studies say that staring at our phones and ignoring people has become our new normal, which is probably also why we have forgotten… Read More >> 0 comments
The brain makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. That’s why social exclusion needs a health warning. … Rejection, it tells us, actually hurts.
Video: Human survival instinct to be kind & the effect of social class on generosity…. In this short video, the psychologist Dacher Keltner at the University of California, Berkeley puts kindness in evolutionary context, connecting his own recent neural-imaging work on compassion with Darwin’s view that sympathy is a cornerstone of human flourishing.
Blame a one-word culprit: search. Todd Stocke, senior vice president and editorial director at Sourcebooks, said that subtitle length and content have a lot to do with finding readers through online searches. “It used to be that you could solve merchandising communication on the cover by adding a tagline, blurb or bulleted list,” he said…. Read More >> 0 comments
Authorities in the Italian capital have now enforced a slew of rules, updated from legislation drafted in 1946, as they seek to clamp down on uncouth behaviour that has long been a source of frustration. One of the measures is a permanent ban on modern-day centurions – men who dress up in tunics and leather… Read More >> 0 comments
It’s hard to imagine men enduring decades of pain and long-term physical injury just to “look the part” in the workplace – after all, many bemoan the necktie as too restrictive for the daily grind. … Now consider this: millions of women around the world, at all levels of the workplace hierarchy, have consistently spent… Read More >> 0 comments
Cataloging and classification are critical to any library. Without them, finding materials would be impossible. However, there are biases that can result in patrons not getting the materials they need. I have worked in university libraries for over 20 years, and I’d like to highlight some issues of bias that you need to be aware… Read More >> 0 comments