A photographer has travelled the world photographing people with unwieldy objects balanced on their heads. French photographer Floriane De Lassée travelled across some of the world’s most rural landscapes, from East Africa to South America, in search of people for her ongoing photo series, How Much Can You Carry.

The Telegraph


It’s hard to measure peer pressure, but its effects are perhaps more powerful than we thought.

Washington Post

A London man is to live the life of another person for 28 days, in an experiment that he hopes will give him insight into the nature of human existence but which experts have called potentially `extremely disturbing’. Mark Farid is set to recruit an `avatar’ or `other’, who will video his whole life for 28 days, and watch all of that video through an Oculus Rift, while people feed him all of the food that his participant eats.

Times of India

Three times last week, between classes in neuropharmacology, neural systems and journalism, Brown University junior Henry Langton changed into sweatpants, sat with dozens of classmates on cushions in a campus dance studio and meditated on his breath and his body for 25 uninterrupted minutes.

One day, the focus was bamboo breathing, a Zen breath control technique. Another day, it was the Heart Sutra, a Mahayana Buddhist scripture frequently chanted in Zen monasteries. There was also walking meditation, a mindfulness of the body exercise done while moving through the room.


Eat. Text. Not wash hands.

These are the activities that an unsettling percentage of people say they do in the bathroom at work, according to the 2014 Hygiene Matters Survey conducted for SCA, a Swedish-based global hygiene product company.

Washington Post

Some people just can’t seem to keep a beat.

You know the ones: They seem to be swaying to their own music or clapping along to a beat only they can hear. You may even think that describes you.

Washington Post

In this new video from the American Chemical Society, we learn the answer to the mystery of why dogs are so friendly when it comes to smelling each other’s behinds.

Washington Post