Breasts. They are so important to us! We can’t live without them. We want them on display in videos and on billboards. We want them big, round and firm. And we really don’t want to be reminded of their primary function. 1,649,271 breast augmentation operations were performed in 2016* 583 197 breast lifts. 465 665 breast reduction. Compared to the previous number in 2015, the … Continue reading The breasts we can’t live without. Or can we? (teaser)
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Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, currently teaches at Duke University and is the author of the bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. His TEDx lectures have over 12 million views and counting. Prof Ariely is the founder of The Centre for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in a variety of media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading Behavioural economics – a legitimate tools for setting public policies? Professor Dan Ariely
This one question is for my own personal pleasure – I saw on social media that you were with the “relationship gurus” amongst who Esther Perel, who I really like to get in touch with and have been failing to do so. Did anything come out of this meeting that will engage economics and relationships in a brand new hybrid? I think that Esther is … Continue reading Infidelity & Economics. Esther Perel and prof. Dan Ariely
“Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.” Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist and philosopher who teaches in Oxford and is also a writer (“The Meaning of Madness”, “Heaven and Hell – the Psychology of Emotions”, “For better, for worse” – to mention a few), a blogger for Psychology Today, associate follow of the … Continue reading Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton
(…) Everyone defines their own happiness bar. I consider myself a very happy person. I have a roof over my head, food, water to drink, an amazing wife that supports me, a loving family, the freedom to do whatever I want and the strength to do so, what else does a person need? Yehuda Devir is an Israeli illustrator and graphic designer, who took over the … Continue reading Animated love. Yehuda Devir.
Melanie Gaydos was born with a condition that wouldn’t necessarily predict her career as a model with worldwide fame. Half-blind, toothless and bald, Melanie stormed the fashion world a couple of years ago and has been changing the game ever since. She can also be seen in the movies “Un Ciel Bleu Presque” (2016), “The Third Sister” (2013) and “Saint Frankenstein” (2015) and Rammstein praised … Continue reading I was meant to be a creator and creator of life. Melanie Gaydos.
A 2012 report of the World heath organisation claimed that “unipolar depressive disorders, ranked as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease in 2004, will move into the first place by 2030”. As of 30 March 2017, 13 years earlier than predicted, depression is officially the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide. What are the reasons behind the epidemic boom of depression, why … Continue reading Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)
What I have learned is, that there is no age for passion or for love. Isabel Allende. The Chilean author has written over 20 books, that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold nearly 70 million copies. Her best-known works include the novels The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, Paula, Maya’s notebook. Her work is often based … Continue reading A new life. A new love. A new chapter. Isabel Allende
It’s important to face the facts of our organised oppression so we can deal with them. Daphne Rubin-Vega is a Broadway star with the voice of a rock goddess, the clothes of a rave princess, and the moves of a Fly Girl, as finely summed up by the US Elle. Starring as the original Mimi Marquez in the Broadway super hit ”Rent”, and as Fantine in the … Continue reading Reality is that you have to create your own opportunity. Daphne Rubin-Vega.