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Her (2013) - Plot Summary. Rick Owens: ‘I plan to lose touch with reality’ The music you listen to may be affecting your mental health. We all know that music has an effect on our mood.

The music you listen to may be affecting your mental health

It's why we put on Adele when we've been dumped, or Drake when we want to “dance”, or Lana Del Rey when our lovers have died under tragic circumstances. However, according to new research, music's mood-altering power may actually be a whole lot more than that – in fact, it may even be having a serious long-term effect on our mental health. According to new findings published in this month's Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal, people with a penchant for sad or aggressive music may experience significantly higher anxiety or neuroticism than those who listen to happier types of music. The study – which took place at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Aalto University in Finland and Aarhus University in Denmark – tested the neural activity of participants while they listened to happy, sad or fearful sounding music.

Keeping The Portal Open: Erik Davis on TechGnosis and the Blurring “Real” & “Virtual” Knew Conscious. Anti-smartphone art needs to give us a break. The Larry Clark ‘kid’ going his own way. Most things that director Larry Clark touches turn to (cult) gold.

The Larry Clark ‘kid’ going his own way

Kids (1995) has been mythologised far beyond its 20 years, richocheting through youth culture the world over – not to mention it birthed the ‘coolest girl in the world’, Chloë Sevigny. However to simplify it down to just one man only does an injustice to the natural star quality of the street cast ‘kids’ that the director comes across. Forbes Welcome. The Social Disconnect of Social Media. By: Orobosa Omede.

The Social Disconnect of Social Media

Paris attacks: A new type of terrorism? Image copyright Getty Images The scale of the near-simultaneous bombings and shootings in Paris has left France reeling in shock.

Paris attacks: A new type of terrorism?

With nearly 130 people dead, along with eight suicide bombers, it is Europe's worst terrorist attack since the 2004 Madrid train bombings. It raises new, pressing questions about the ability of Western security forces to prevent such random carnage. French President Francois Hollande called it an "act of war" organised by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Phones need 'bed mode' to protect sleep. Image copyright Thinkstock Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic "bedtime mode" that stops them disrupting people's sleep, says a leading doctor.

Phones need 'bed mode' to protect sleep

Prof Paul Gringras argued the setting should filter out the blue light that delays the body clock and keeps people awake later into the evening. The doctor, from Evelina Children's Hospital in London, said every new model was "bluer and brighter". He said manufacturers needed to show more "responsibility". Investigatory Powers Bill: Government to tell internet providers to keep a full list of every site everyone visits, weeks after TalkTalk hack.

The Government is to force internet companies to keep a list of users’ browsing history for up to a year, just weeks after one of those companies was hit by a huge data breach.

Investigatory Powers Bill: Government to tell internet providers to keep a full list of every site everyone visits, weeks after TalkTalk hack

The Investigatory Powers Bill, which was unveiled yesterday, includes a stipulation that internet and phone companies keep records of every website, app and service that a computer connects to. Theresa May described internet connection records (ICRs) as the online equivalent of a phone bill, showing an itemised list of all of the connections that a device has made. Parenting in the digital age: Should we be handing our laptops to our children?

Rebecca Mitchell, 44 Kindergarten teacher and mother of four.

Parenting in the digital age: Should we be handing our laptops to our children?

Instagram star Essena O'Neill calls out fake social media couples. The teenage Instagram star with more than half a million followers who sensationally quit the social media platform last week has now turned her attention to fake online couples.

Instagram star Essena O'Neill calls out fake social media couples

Fakebook: the fictitious Hollywood stories going viral. Kate Winslet: the gender pay gap debate is 'a bit vulgar' Kate Winslet has spoken out about the ongoing conversation surrounding the pay gap in Hollywood, calling it “vulgar”.

Kate Winslet: the gender pay gap debate is 'a bit vulgar'

The Oscar-winning actor addressed Hollywood inequality after the issue has gathered steam thanks to other stars, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, venting their frustration. “I’m having such a problem with these conversations,” she said to BBC Newsbeat. “I understand why they are coming up but maybe it’s a British thing. I don’t like talking about money; it’s a bit vulgar isn’t it?” Britain loses top energy rating after green policy U-turns. Britain has lost its top-notch energy policy rating from the UN-accredited World Energy Council after the government prematurely cut some renewable energy subsidies, creating uncertainty about how it will address support in future.

Britain loses top energy rating after green policy U-turns

The World Energy Council has downgraded Britain to an AAB rating, from AAA, in its annual “energy trilemma index”, which ranks countries’ energy and climate policies based on the issues of energy security, equity and sustainability. The downgrade reflects the damage the subsidy cuts have caused to Britain’s reputation as an attractive renewable energy market. Earlier this year Britain scrapped subsidies for onshore windfarms, closed support for small-scale solar projects and changed the way other renewable energy projects qualify for payments, saying they were becoming too costly for taxpayers. Britain rewards low-carbon energy projects, such as windfarms, through a contracts-for-difference mechanism that predetermines a minimum price for electricity generated. Voters must choose between Labour's past and Jeremy Corbyn's future at the Oldham by-election. Compassionate politics will win out. The recent passing of Michael Meacher, a giant of the Labour movement, has left a hole in the Labour Party that will be hard to fill.

The John Lewis Christmas advert and the commodification of loneliness. Leaked letter shows David Cameron complaining about constituency cuts... caused by his own policies. The leader of a flagship Conservative local council has appeared to suggest that David Cameron does not understand the impact of his own policies on local services. Ian Hudspeth, the Tory leader of Oxfordshire County Council, came to blows with the Prime Minister over cuts in a letter exchange leaked to local newspaper the Oxford Mail. The sometime political ally of Mr Cameron accused the Prime Minister of “inaccurate” comments about cuts after receiving a complaint about plans to slash vital services.