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Mental Illness Photo Series - John William Keedy. Last week, we posted a story on schizophrenia, which aimed to provide an idea of what it's like to live with the condition. The reader response was overwhelmingly positive. Although, some of you (correctly) pointed out that it's impossible to truly understand exactly what a chronic mental health problem feels like — unless you've gone through it yourself. With that in mind, an ongoing project by photographer John William Keedy illuminates another of the many, many facets of mental illness. Years after being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, Keedy has created a series of photographs, entitled It's Hardly Noticeable, that explores his condition from a deeply personal perspective.

"The series did not start with a therapeutic purpose, but in creating the images I've found a means to indulge my own anxieties in a more controlled way than I had before," says Keedy. While the images aren't self-portraits per se, each one depicts an aspect of Keedy's personal journey dealing with anxiety.

Meet Jia Hua, Who Started Her Own Line Straight Out of Parsons. Jia Hua is new to fashion. Not a few-seasons-in new, but fresh-out-of-college new. After graduating from Parsons’s MFA program in 2013, the Chinese designer did something different than most of her classmates: Instead of interning or going to work for an established designer, she chose to immediately go out on her own. She set up her own label, HuaJia Studio, which debuted this past February. While in school, Hua noticed a flyer in the halls of Parsons promoting H&M’s Design Award Competition. The H&M attention brought her some press, and helped her secure a showroom.

Where did you grow up? When did you come to the realization that you wanted to be a fashion designer? Are either of your parents artists? How did you end up in New York? Why did you choose Parsons? Why did you decide to do that instead of going to work for a big company? So do you consult for a company or a bunch of different companies?

How has the response been so far? What is your concept the brand? What was it like? Facebook explica el motivo por el que nadie lee lo que publicamos en nuestras páginas. Desde diciembre de 2013 el alcance orgánico de las publicaciones de las páginas en Facebook es prácticamente ridículo. Lo que publicamos en una página en dicha red social solo es visto por un muy pequeño porcentaje de seguidores de la misma, lo que ha permitido que miles (¿millones?) De estrategias de divulgación de contenido en Facebook tengan que reanalizarse completamente. Para alcanzar más seguidores parece que solo hay dos formas: consiguiendo que la gente comente, marque “me gusta” y comparta lo que enviamos (de esa forma Facebook irá aumentando el porcentaje inicial) o pasando por caja.

El caso es que esta actitud ha generado muchas críticas, muchas preguntas, y ahora en Facebook quieren responderlas con un amplio artículo. El motivo principal por el que se ha reducido el alcance es la cantidad de contenido existente. George R. R. Martin Wants More ‘Game of Thrones,’ Too. Photo The culture has a crush on George R. R. Martin’s writing these days, specifically his best-selling “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, the inspiration behind the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” whose fourth season ends Sunday night.

Even with all of this success, though, there is some tension between HBO’s interpretation of the “Thrones” dream and Mr. Martin’s. “Thrones” averages more than 18 million viewers per episode and this season surpassed “The Sopranos” as HBO’s most-watched series. With numbers like that, the Starks and Lannisters, the Baratheons and Targaryens don’t belong solely to Mr. With the show climbing those ratings peaks as well as attracting pointed critiques this season, Mr. In a recent telephone interview, he said he hadn’t found the translation to television too difficult “because they’ve done such a wonderful job of it,” referring to the “Thrones” team led by David Benioff and D. “I wish we had more episodes,” he said, speaking from his home in Santa Fe, N.M.

Your mega summer reading list: 70+ picks from the TED community. Summer: the season for cracking open a good book under the shade of a tree. Below, we’ve compiled about 70 stellar book recommendations from members of the TED community. Warning: not all of these books can be classified as beach reads. And we think that is a good thing. Picks from Elizabeth Gilbert, author The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman. Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror in Science by Richard Holmes.

What Are You Optimistic About? Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. “ I find something incredibly soothing about the notion of a 2nd-century Roman emperor worrying about the same stuff I worry about—namely, how are we to be? Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism by Pilar Jennings. Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. Want Not by Jonathan Miles. The Rings of Saturn by W.G. The Everything Guide to The Early Morning -- New York Magazine.

When it comes to capturing the romance of the city, photographers, writers, and flâneurs have long turned to the New York night—with its bright lights and tireless revelers—for inspiration. The morning, not so much. For overprogrammed New Yorkers, obsessed with being productive from the moment they wake to the moment they sleep, mornings tend to be nothing more than a utilitarian stint wherein they roll themselves from bed to computer to gym to job, headphones in the ears and caffeine on the brain. But what a waste of some of the city’s finest—and, in fact, most poetic—hours. Take a look around you before the 9 a.m. rush, and you’ll find it’s a time when impossible things become plausible: You can hear yourself think, stride down vacant sidewalks, be smiled at by passersby, have an omelette by yourself.

It’s a slice of day when the chaos of the city is smoothed out, hushed, faintly aglow. The party rages on. Yet the city slows down. It’s a great time to get a haircut. The Evolution of Pitti Uomo, Part II: New Frontiers and Building Brand Pitti. FLORENCE, Italy — In its first phase of growth, Pitti Immagine Uomo evolved from a trade show hosting 30 brands to a formalwear destination which dominated the Italian menswear industry and played a key role in the emergence of Italian fashion on the global stage. But Pitti Uomo’s next chapter would see the breadth of its horizons increase dramatically. In a move which would become the fair’s greatest evolutionary leap to date, Pitti Uomo began to welcome, and indeed actively seek out, the best menswear designers and producers, not only from Italy but from around the world.

Uomo United “It was thanks to Marco Rivetti that we switched from national to international and that we started working strategically with the city of Florence.” “Many people were not positive about the opening of Pitti to other [non-Italian] brands because they said this will effect our business,” Claudio Marenzi, president of Sistema Moda Italia, explained.

To Scout, To Serve Digital Frontiers Brand Pitti. Hangovers, Why - Olga Khazan. The cause of hangovers isn't what you think—and other insights from a new group that researches a very old problem. If you have one too many tonight, among the things you might be wondering tomorrow morning–along with “Where is the Advil?” And “Can everyone please just shhh?” —are a number of existential queries that hangovers, in all their guilt-inducing agony, tend to stir. Like, “Is that ‘hair of the dog’ thing true?” Or “Why is it that hangovers always make me swear off drinking forever, yet I don’t?” This weekend in Seattle, an unusual group of scientists will gather to mull these and other questions at the meeting of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group. Hangover research is a bit of a neglected field, not the highest priority in terms of health-research funding.

I also asked him for some scientific hangover-cure recommendations, for a friend. What are you presenting at the conference today? And yet, a number of studies have actually shown the opposite. Yes, we do. Not usually. Want a Good Night’s Sleep? Make a Plan. Photo Skin Deep By HILARY HOWARD Dr. Amy Wechsler, a New York dermatologist, recently had a patient walk into her office and point to a wrinkle that had not been there a week before. “I asked what had changed in her life, and sure enough, she hadn’t been sleeping,” Dr. Beauty is sleep; sleep, beauty. Dr. “There has to be a plan, you have to slow down,” she said. Nor do sleep aids like Zolpidem (found in Ambien), which can be easy to abuse and hazardous to your health.

“And for that you need something to calm your brain,” he said. Enter the lavender pillows, nap pods and masseuses. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, has a section on its website dedicated to treating sleep disorders with herbals and meditative practices like tai chi. “Those things help to give you the confidence that you can fall asleep on your own,” she said. Ms. But falling — and staying — asleep is as much a mind game as a physiological experience. What the Western Means Now - Noah Gittell. The Rover and forthcoming throwbacks to the John Wayne era may not dominate the box office, but they speak to American anxieties in a distinctly modern way. A scene from The Rover (A24) In recent years, the cowboy has been replaced by the superhero as the most common expression of American values in blockbuster filmmaking. But the decline of the western—the genre that dominated cinema's first half-century—began long before the Marvel era.

In the golden age of spurs-and-saddles films, between 1940 and 1960, up to 140 westerns were released per year. By the turn of the century, that was a good number for an entire decade. But cowboys, it seems, are trying to mount a comeback. To try and understand the western’s return, it’s important to understand why it left in the first place. The underlying subject of nearly every western is the tension that erupts when an ascending civilization comes into conflict with the savage wilderness.

But Eric does care about one thing. Yes, cleaners do a dirty job. But we don't deserve rubbish wages | Christine Wagland. This week, Tony Abbott talked about my job in parliament – he talked about cleaners. I am proud of my work and of my contribution to our society and our economy. So it would be great to be able say that our prime minister respects and appreciates us for our work. Sadly, I can't say that. Abbott was defending the indefensible: his government’s decision to dump the Commonwealth cleaning services guidelines. This will see my pay drop by more than 20%.

For the past 30 years, I’ve been a government contract cleaner. I’ve seen enough in my 30 years in the industry to know contract cleaning is itself a dirty industry – a magnet for shonky operators happy to exploit workers. But don’t take my word for it. That’s why for as long as I can remember, we have fought for recognition of cleaners. We worked hard to convince the previous government to take responsibility for the jobs done in the name of the government. But Tony Abbott and Eric Abetz think the guidelines are counter-productive red tape.

I read books. Does that make me a nerd? | Children's books. This morning, I had one of the most extraordinary and exciting moments of my life. I interviewed Michael Morpurgo. And now, I'm sitting here and typing away in the Guardian offices, where I have been allowed to spend the day. For any young reader or writer, this is the absolute dream. So why have I told none of my friends, none of my teachers about what I'm doing today? Why have I kept potentially one of the most inspiring days of my life a secret? I would consider myself a normal teenager. The world has changed dramatically in the last hundred, fifty or even twenty years. Perhaps my mistake was in Year Seven. Everything changed when someone asked me and a friend, when we told her we were having a sleepover, if we wrote poetry and discussed our favourite books at our sleepovers. But why is being a nerd such a bad thing? I have felt the need to change myself to avoid being a "nerd", and whilst I don't think that's right, it's not going to change.

MAN: Bobby Abley Spring/Summer 2015 » Fucking Young! Bobby Abley presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at MAN during London Collections: Men, inspired by The Little Mermaid. MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East (the non-profit organisation established by Lulu Kennedy MBE and the Old Truman Brewery in 2000). MAN spearheaded London Fashion Week’s menswear schedule in 2005 and proudly champions emerging menswear talent. Designers are selected by a panel of buyers, stylists and journalists including Nicola Formichetti, Charlie Porter and Tim Blanks. Each season these young designers receive a bursary, catwalk show-production, PR support and expert advice to help them launch their labels.

Introducing BoF's Menswear Hub. FLORENCE, Italy — My first trip to Pitti Uomo was back in January 2010, when BoF was still very much a passion project run from my sofa. But from that very first visit, I was impressed by the scale and creativity of this, the largest menswear tradeshow in the world, which attracts around 30,000 buyers, vendors, journalists and manufacturers — in short, representatives from every aspect of the entire menswear industry. And, then, there is the merchandise. Back in 2010, I wrote: “Rather than a series of boring stalls, filled with ‘me-too’ product, Pitti Uomo offers an impressive menswear mix of urban and classic, formal and casual, and high-fashion and high-street. There is literally something for everyone in the maze of pavilions on the site of the Fortezza da Basso.” This is why we are so proud and excited to partner with Pitti Immagine this season to launch our new menswear hub to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Firenze, Hometown of Fashion.

Imran AmedFounder and Editor-in-Chief. No One Gets Your Sad Attempts at Flirting -- Science of Us. A coy smile, some strategic arm-touching, a bit of eyelash-batting — you’re deploying all your best flirty weapons, and your target is just not getting it. But it's (probably) not anything you’re doing wrong. People — both men and women — are just not very good at recognizing flirty behavior, new research shows. The study paired up 52 college women and 52 college men, sat them in a room, and told them to talk for ten minutes. Afterward, the participants were each asked (separately) whether they’d flirted a little with their conversational partner, and whether they thought their partner had flirted. Lead researcher Jeffrey Hall, of the University of Kansas, explained why people are so bad at this in the study's press release: Students’ difficulty in detecting flirts could be the same reason humans have trouble spotting a liar, Hall said. Oh, and here’s a great detail from this study: In one of the pairs, both the man and woman said they were flirting, but neither one picked up on it.

Why Voice Mails Are So Horribly Awkward -- Science of Us. The Luxury of Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids - Olga Khazan. 'The Past Is Never Dead,' Bill Faulkner Told Us—but He Didn't Know About the Iraq War - James Fallows. Nobody's Son. The Real Reason Twentysomething Women Are Worried. The Creative Class | Eva Chen, Editor. American Political Satire: Wimpy - Libby Watson.

Masters of Love - Emily Esfahani Smith. Tavi Forever. We are losing the art of reading | Andy Miller. Breaking the wall of secrecy on the sexual abuse of men by women | Ally Fogg. Woman, 21, born of rape and adopted by two Londoners: 'My birth mother thought I was evil and wanted to strangle me' 'Victims Can Lie as Much as Other People' - Pat Joseph.

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Letizia, una princesa sin guion. Apple Refuses To Sell Female Masturbation App | Fashion Magazine | News. Fashion. Beauty. Music. | YouBeauty - How To Be On Time. Study: Opportunities in Young Adulthood Linked to Later Narcissism - Julie Beck. How to Build a Happier Brain - Julie Beck. The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms - Julie Beck.

Why Airplane Food Is So Bad - Julie Beck. Charlize Theron Vogue Cover June 2014. Why I want you to steal my ideas. 13 razones para NO montar una empresa. Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From Nora Ephron. US students request 'trigger warnings' on literature. Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism - Conor Friedersdorf. El niño prodigio que también rapea. Trenta anys de te verd –Restaurants–Time Out Barcelona. The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation -- New York Magazine. How We're Wrecking Our Feet With Every Step We Take -- New York Magazine. Why It's Great That Women Say 'I Don't Know' Everyone should know just how much the government lied to defend the NSA | Trevor Timm. Joyas literarias inglesas para todos | Actualidad | EL PAÍS.

Should Paid 'Menstrual Leave' Be a Thing? - Emily Matchar. Jill Abramson Refused to Go Quietly at the Times -- NYMag. Why Jill Abramson Was Fired. Why Jill Abramson Was Fired. Nora Ephron And Why Women Take Jill Abramson's Firing Personally. Adéu als malsons. Honest Company Jobs - Social Director, Career. Not all scientific studies are created equal - David H. Schwartz. Promises That Can Bend Without Breaking. Louie Fat Girl Speech - Louis CK Sarah Baker. The Reason Why Hollywood Makes So Many Boring Superhero Movies - Derek Thompson. Which Airline Is The Best - Mileage Programs. Stop calling teachers 'Miss' or 'Sir', pupils are told. Those of us with dementia need a little help from our friends | Terry Pratchett | Society. The Creative Class | Maria Lemos, Showroom Director.

To Dream in Different Cultures. Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson Talk ‘New Girl’ Relationships, Season 4. Grace of Monaco review: Cannes opens with a royal biopic worse than Diana | Film. DailyWorth - Company Sabotaging Success. Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' - Nanette Fondas. 'Miss' must stay. As a teacher I can say that | Lola Okolosie. It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier, Creatures of the Wind. Cannes 2014: Mr Turner review – Timothy Spall dazzles as artist JMW Turner | Film. The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses. Log off before you nod off: why a good sleep is vital for a long life | Richard Wiseman. How Orgasm Could Dull Pain - Merissa Nathan Gerson. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding. ¿Eres una persona normal? Fashion, Magazines, Brands and Power. Billie Piper: 'I'm just a restless person' | Television & radio | The Observer.

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