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The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months. The poison & the remedy: welcome to the darker side of scent... - The Perfume Society. Some of our most beloved flowers and fragrant ingredients are, in fact, powerful poisons with a rich heritage of folklore traditions, used for centuries in suspected witchcraft practices, to render scented gloves quite deadly, and by spurned lovers sprinkling petals into potions.

The poison & the remedy: welcome to the darker side of scent... - The Perfume Society

Once, during the reign of King Louis XIV, a murderer supposedly used poisoned perfume to kill so many royal courtiers it sparked a witchhunt ten years before those fingers started pointing in Salem. A notorious case named ‘The Affair of the Poisons’ by sensation-seeking newspaper headlines, it simultaneously delighted and horrified a public who began looking at perfumes in a new light… You see, perfumes aren’t merely ‘pretty’ – they can work as potent brews to bewitch, beguile and welcome you over to the darker side of scent, albeit in the most enticingly elegant manner.

The Deadly History of Women Using Perfume as Poison. Illustration by Jessica Olah There's a myth about Marie Antoinette's attempt to escape the guillotine I love retelling: In seeking to avoid the wrath of the Jacobin revolutionaries, the royal family escaped to the outskirts of Paris in disguise.

The Deadly History of Women Using Perfume as Poison

When their coach was stopped by a mob, they were unrecognizable. A Beginner’s Guide to Heavy Metal Nazi Hunting Online. Réduire temps de travail pour sauver l’environnement. A l’heure où la fiscalité environnementale monopolise les débats en France, un tout autre sujet anime le cercle des économistes écologiques, notamment aux Etats-Unis : la réduction du temps de travail. Depuis plus de dix ans maintenant des chercheurs issus de structures aussi diverses que le CEPR de Washington (dont les spécialistes prévenaient d’une crise possible avant 2008) ou du Boston College l’attestent : il existe une corrélation forte entre le temps de travail et la dégradation de l’environnement.

En somme, plus on travaille, plus on pollue. Des premières études La première étude sur le sujet date de 2005. En étudiant 18 Etats de l’OCDE, la sociologue américaine Juliet Schor (Boston College) conclut que plus les individus travaillent, moins ils disposent de temps pour « faire » : ils consomment donc des biens à forte empreinte écologique en privilégiant, par exemple, pour gagner du temps, l’avion ou les plats préparés. Jobs, Bullshit, and the Bureaucratization of the World. Nowhere do we find a more shameful squandering of human labor-power for the most despicable purposes than in England, the land of machinery.

Jobs, Bullshit, and the Bureaucratization of the World

Karl Marx, 1867 You probably first heard of him when reading, on or in the pages of The New Yorker, about his role as one of the “founders” of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Some of you might have stumbled across him even earlier, when The New York Times published a short article on the openly anarchist anthropology professor whose politics, he lamented, thwarted his plans for tenure at Yale. Bordeaux en 12 librairies - Un air de Bordeaux. Qui veut la peau du livre numérique ? - Tech.

L’ebook va mourir !

Qui veut la peau du livre numérique ? - Tech

Mais si, vous l’avez lu un peu partout dans la presse il y a quelques semaines. How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler. How to cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism and the encouragement of violence?

How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler

Does the press take the position that its subject acts outside the norms of society? Or does it take the position that someone who wins a fair election is by definition “normal,” because his leadership reflects the will of the people? These are the questions that confronted the U.S. press after the ascendance of fascist leaders in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. A leader for life. Mauerfall-Folgen: Das geteilte Land. Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here is what you can really do to save the environment. — Quartz. The thatched roof held back the sun’s rays, but it could not keep the tropical heat at bay.

Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here is what you can really do to save the environment. — Quartz

Being Special Isn't So Special. There’s a paradox that is stumping psychologists right now and it’s this: Over the past 50 years, despite the standard of living rising dramatically in the western world, happiness has stayed level, while mental illnesses, anxiety disorders, narcissism, and depression have all gone up.

Being Special Isn't So Special

When you study marketing, the first thing you learn is that fear sells. If you make a person feel inadequate or inferior, they will shut up and buy something in order to feel better. A capitalist system markets to everyone constantly, therefore it promotes a society where people constantly feel inadequate and inferior. 5 opinions mal informées au sujet des vaccins.

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy. Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency.

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy

Emotional Ergonomics: There's No Should. You Feel How You Feel. - Poly.Land. Pourquoi le blues du dimanche soir ? INTERVIEW - Tout le monde n’a pas la même vie et pourtant à peu près la moitié des gens en font l’expérience...

Pourquoi le blues du dimanche soir ?

Sorry I Murdered Everyone. I'm An Introvert. Sorry I murdered everyone at your party, but as an introvert, I prefer one-on-one interactions to group gatherings.

Sorry I Murdered Everyone. I'm An Introvert.

I’m really sorry that everyone is dead. I prefer animals to people. Sorry I killed everybody! Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on the back of an envelope or stuck a Post-it on your desk. Perhaps you added a comment to your child’s report book or made a few quick notes during a meeting. But when did you last draft a long text by hand? Les effets destructeurs du management à la cool - 9 août 2015. Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office. You’ve managed the same team for the past five years — then one day you find out that your most successful employee uses cognitive-enhancing drugs on the job.

This scenario may not be hypothetical for long. The unauthorized use of prescription drugs such as the ADHD medications Adderall and Ritalin and the narcolepsy drug Modafinil is now common among American university students. They use these drugs not to escape work and avoid responsibility but to be able to work more and better. Up to 20% of Ivy League college students have already tried “smart drugs,” so we can expect these pills to feature prominently in organizations (if they don’t already). After all, the pressure to perform is unlikely to disappear the moment students graduate. Apartment hacks masterpost - Bonduelle's rant. The complete guide to listening to music at work. If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones. It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens.

The Interleaving Effect: Mixing It Up Boosts Learning. We’ve all heard the adage: practice makes perfect! In other words, acquiring skills takes time and effort. What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don't? - Quora. The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory. Long dismissed as a waste of time, doodling is getting new respect. Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. A blank page also can serve as an extended playing field for the brain, allowing people to revise and improve on creative thoughts and ideas.

Memories of errors foster faster learning. Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around. The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life. End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? Sleeping 8 Hours Straight Isn't How Your Ancestors Did It. There is a better way to parent than the nuclear fam... CAPTURED: People in Prison Drawing People Who Should Be.

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! 7 Forgotten Women Surrealists Who Deserve To Be Remembered. 22 astuces que toutes les filles devraient connaître, et qui facilitent grandement la vie ! 6 réactions bienveillantes face aux mensonges des enfants. Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick? Joyeuses fêtes : 37 exercices d'art-thérapie pour se détendre pendant les fêtes de fin d'année. Les Français de moins de 30 ans sont les donateurs les plus généreux. The anatomy of procrastination – and how pupils can beat it. Livre numérique : un marché de 250 millions d'euros en 2015 en France. Marché du livre en France – Chiffres clés papier et ebooks (2014)

Do-gooders, by Christopher Cox. Téléphone, évitez d’entendre des sonneries / Comment dire stop à la pub / Conseils d'experts / Vos droits. 21 Romantic Poems For Misandrists. Le chat au Moyen Age, du bûcher au lolcat. Fifty Shades of Socialist Feminism. Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?