This is your brain on art If you think about it, having a great time at the theater defies logic in many ways. We’re surrounded by strangers, bombarded with unusual images and often faced with a wordless language of symbols. … Continue reading Entertained in a crowd
How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food Children’s squeals rang through the muggy morning air as a woman pushed a gleaming white cart along pitted, trash-strewn streets. She was making deliveries to some of the poorest households in … Continue reading Irresistible foods, fatty diets
Google Sets Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads, Citing Safety As drug addiction soars in the United States, a booming business of rehab centers has sprung up to treat the problem. And when drug addicts and their families search for help, … Continue reading Googling drug rehab
The Right Music Can Change How Your Date Sees You, Say Scientists Male musicians somehow always get the girl, and live concerts always seem to be great settings to spark romance. Recently, researchers uncovered new insights into why that always … Continue reading Is music a core human experience?
Crushing morale, killing productivity – why do offices put up with meetings? Just off to a meeting? Stop right now. Turn back. You will be stuck in an overheated room, chained to a table for an absurd length of time … Continue reading Addicted to meetings
The Great Tech Panic: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs Last year, the Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn’t as hard as it sounds, since … Continue reading Workforce is here to stay
What You Need to Know About a Leprechaun, Your Brain, and Learning I once heard a funny story about a leprechaun. It was told by Sanjay Sarma, a professor of mechanical engineering and the Vice President for Open Learning at … Continue reading The story of the little leprechaun