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Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to...

What keeps us happy and health...

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How To Talk To Strangers

What does it take to say a simple hello to a stranger you pass on the street? How might that interaction continue? What are the places in which you are more likely to interact with people you don’t know? How do you get out of...

What does it take to say a sim...

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The End of Absence by Michael Harris

Michael Harris is the author of "The End of Absence : Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection," a new book about how technology affects society. It follows in the footsteps of Nicholas Carr, whose "The Shallows" is a modern classic of...

Michael Harris is the author o...

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The Expectation Gap

In his happiness talk, Nat Ware explains the concept of the expectation gap and why we're unhappy. [eltd_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] The expectation gap is defined as our expectations being greater than reality. The speaker identifies three different types of gaps,...

In his happiness talk, Nat War...

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Stop Making up Bogus Subcultures

Aleks Eror from Highsnobiety staff trys to illustrate how nonsensical fashion media become when it promptly sticks a tenuous label with subcultural undertones on it as soon as a few people start wearing a certain item of clothing. [eltd_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin=""...

Aleks Eror from Highsnobiety s...

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Inside Yohji Yamamoto’s Fashion Philosophy

Legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has given a lengthy interview to Business of Fashion in which he discusses his roots, his successes, his failures and his fashion philosophy. [eltd_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] Born the only son of a war widow, Yohji was...

Legendary Japanese designer Yo...

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How To Completely Delete Yourself From The Internet

Is it possible to disappear from the internet completely? Not just wiping your socials, but everything. Every image. Every mention. Every account. Everything. Total internet suicide. “In theory yes. But don’t expect it to happen overnight. Or even over a number of weeks,” explains London-based...

Is it possible to disappear fr...

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Sneaker Bots: How Do They Work?

Not long ago, Newcastle-based streetwear retailer END. Clothing revealed its intentions to stand fast on the front lines of the war against bots, with its new “Launches” system that was touted as bot-proof. [eltd_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] In the past year or so, brands...

Not long ago, Newcastle-based ...

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The Rise And Rise Of The Spornosexual

This tendency towards buffness is a cultural phenomenon defined by author and journalist Mark Simpson as "spornosexuality". The term, denoting men who strive to look like sportsmen or porn stars, marks the next stage in the evolution of the preening, mediated "metrosexual" (a word Simpson introduced to...

This tendency towards buffness...

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