Cary Grant: how 100 acid trips in Tinseltown 'changed my life' In the late 1950s, at the height of his fame, Cary Grant set off on a trip in search of his true self, unpicking the myth he had spent three decades perfecting.
He tried hypnosis and yoga and felt that they both came up short. Log In - New York Times. Log In Don't have an account?
Sign up here » Facebook. Tim Peake prepares for blast off to International Space Station – live. Raymond Carver’s Life and Stories. , surely the most influential writer of American short stories in the second half of the 20th century, makes an early appearance in Carol Sklenicka’s exhaustive and sometimes exhausting biography as a 3- or 4-year-old on a leash.
Gordon Lish: ‘Had I not revised Carver, would he be paid the attention given him? Baloney!’ Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers? Forget Singapore.
The latest brain-mangling maths puzzle to hit the news is from Vietnam. It’s posted above. Leftright_eu_1416.gif (GIF Image, 1418 × 1023 pixels) - Scaled (93%) The Angry Brigade's John Barker, 40 years on: 'I feel angrier than I ever felt then' Scientist Kate Stone hails landmark press ruling over transgender reporting. Dr Kate Stone spent three years in her youth on a 120,000-acre farm in the Australian outback, herding 22,000 sheep who were reluctant to do as they were told.
She studied their habits, successfully redesigned the farm's herding system and later, for her PhD in electronics, she applied a similar approach to developing a way to move electrons around. "Change the environment," she says. "And things will flow. " In a 2013 TED talk, Stone demonstrated the practical application of her philosophy, which she now employs in her own company to make paper interactive. Judging John Updike. Mr Rabbit: Updike in Massachusetts in 1988.
Photograph: John Goodman/Redux/Eyevine Suburban legend By David Baddiel Let’s begin by making one thing clear. John Updike was the greatest writer in English of the last century. Politicians joined by Ruby Wax as parliament pauses for meditation. Comedian Ruby Wax is the poster girl for the benefits of mindfulness to combat mental health issues.
Photograph: Andy Hall Sceptical MPs have joked it is becoming "a cult in parliament", but mindfulness meditation stepped into the political mainstream on Wednesday when MPs and peers gathered at Westminster, closed their eyes and went silent for a minute. Joined by the comedian Ruby Wax, now the poster girl for the benefits of mindfulness to overcome mental health problems, politicians including former ministers Lord Haworth and Jim Fitzpatrick straightened their spines and focused on their breath at the launch of an all party group to explore the potential for mindfulness in health, education, criminal justice. Books About Journalism, Ladies of The Street by Liz Hodgkinson, Revel Barker Publishing. Ladies of the press By Adam Trimingham ( Argus) Being a woman in the world of Fleet Street journalism was hard in the 1960s and 1970s, as ’s Shan Davies discovered.
But she passed her initiation test with flying colours following an assignment with photographer and real ale specialist Stan Jaanus. After they had interviewed the world’s most tattooed woman for the Sunday People, they popped into a pub for a drink. Later, back in the office, Jaanus told colleagues: ‘This girl can beat all of you wimps. She went on to become one of the first women to join a national newspaper’s crime team and was often in dangerous situations. Alan Ayckbourn: 'I've never been a political writer: I'm a social writer'
Ageless street style - in pictures. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – review. The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont. This production has now closed.
Quiet please. The audience is waiting. Jerry Seinfeld on how to be funny without sex and swearing. Once or twice a week, towards the end of the day, Jerry Seinfeld leaves the Manhattan office where he spends his afternoons writing, but he doesn't head home to his family.
Instead, he shows up unannounced at some minor comedy club in New York or New Jersey, and inserts himself into that night's lineup. This man makes weapons with stuff you can buy at the airport. The worst thing about going through airport security and having, say, your sweet, sweet honey confiscated, is that you can probably buy a replacement from at least one of the shops in the area between the security gates and the departure gates. This security theatre is justified on the grounds that only stuff that’s harmless is allowed beyond a certain point - so it follows to reason that everything those shops sell should be pretty much useless when it comes to taking over a plane.
Except, no. That is the BLUNDERBUSSiness Class, as designed by security researcher and computer programmer Evan Booth. Everything you see there was bought from stores within an airport, and the weapon exploits some simple chemical reactions. Simon Pegg: metaphoric zombies, terrorist patsies, and the war cry of the vegetarian. Holidayarchitecture.com. Architecture Industry. Spaces of failure September 13, 2011 Posted by Oli in Architecture Industry, Community Engagement, Urban Geography.
Tags: planning, urban policy, Westfield. Daniel Kitson. Heuristics in judgment and decision-making. In psychology, heuristics are simple, efficient rules which people often use to form judgments and make decisions. They are mental shortcuts that usually involve focusing on one aspect of a complex problem and ignoring others. These rules work well under most circumstances, but they can lead to systematic deviations from logic, probability or rational choice theory.  The resulting errors are called "cognitive biases" and many different types have been documented.
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