the fashion industry is not interested in making women feel better about themselves. Fashion is about making people want something they are unlikely to get, whether it be a flat stomach or a £5,000 Fendi coat, and any satisfaction achieved is fleeting and faintly disappointing.
It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.’
Taxing a wide range of unhealthy foods or nutrients is likely to result in greater health benefits than would accrue from more limited taxation; that said, the strongest evidence favors a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Taxation needs to be at least 20% to have a significant effect on obesity and cardiovascular disease. Taxes on unhealthy foods should ideally be combined with subsidies on healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables.
When brands successfully connect with customers around the things they love, advertising ceases to be a commercial endeavor and instead becomes simply useful information, Warren said during a presentation at Mashable Connect in Orlando, Fla. While many brands use personalization techniques to reach their customers, Warren says it’s often one-dimensional, isolated to a single activity, medium (such as television) or social network.
“When you’re sketching something, you have to choose which marks to make on the page,” says Michael Canfield, a Harvard University entomologist and editor of the recent book Field Notes on Science and Nature. “It forces you to make decisions about what’s important and what’s not.”
The researchers found that participants who naturally chose to work harder — even when the chance of winning was low — had higher levels of dopamine responsiveness in a brain region known as the striatum, an area classically linked with desire and pleasure. Those who put in greater effort also had more dopamine responsivity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, an area linked with drive and... planning. In contrast, people who tended to slack had higher responsiveness in the insula, an area that seems to focus on costs, rather than benefits — as in, “Gee, my pinky is tired” — and also monitors internal body states like hunger, cold, pain and thirst.
"Beautiful Questions"—borrowing from the e.e. cummings line "Always the beautiful answer, who asks a more beautiful question." There are, Berger explains, "certain kinds of catalytic questions that can lead to game-changing answers and results. These are questions that, once raised, tend to get people thinking in a different way—and can trigger a process that leads to some kind of a breakthrough."
"We grew up with the notion that you're supposed to be politically active. But there's a trend towards people who want to be bureaucratically active: in the layer that's under the politics," she told the Guardian. "Young people are seeing the shouting match between the left and the right, and it's a turnoff overall. There is no Democratic or Republican way to pick up the garbage."