The Mirror Effect Of The Empath And Why Some People Instantly Dislike You We have all experienced it, being around someone who has either taken an instant dislike to us, or a bizarre resentment suddenly appears in those we have known for some time. There may be no clear reason for this change in their behaviour. No matter whether they try to hide their feelings or not, an Empath can sense their loathing and it does not feel good! Interstellar and Coherence — Sirlin.Net — Game Design Coherence, on the other hand, took the (real) idea of parallel universes from quantum physics and used it as a fantasy element. It explores the idea of multiple universes in a way that’s very interesting as a story, but that doesn’t make sense as hard science. The irony here is that Coherence is a much smarter film. Interstellar is in the uncanny valley of science. In visual arts, the term uncanny valley refers to a character that’s just human enough to look kind of realistic, yet just “wrong” enough to be creepy and scary. You can make a character look realistic or cartoony, but if it’s almost realistic, it’s really uncomfortable to look at.
Future - Why our facial expressions don’t reflect our feelings While conducting research on emotions and facial expressions in Papua New Guinea in 2015, psychologist Carlos Crivelli discovered something startling. He showed Trobriand Islanders photographs of the standard Western face of fear – wide-eyed, mouth agape – and asked them to identify what they saw. The Trobrianders didn’t see a frightened face.
The Pixar Theory Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why. Several months ago, I watched a fun-filled video on Cracked.com that introduced the idea (at least to me) that all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe. Since then, I’ve obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call “The Pixar Theory,” a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme. This theory covers every Pixar production since Toy Story. Louis Armstrong: America’s Cultural Ambassador Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more!
Literal World Map Reveals the Historical Meanings of Country Names Each country has its own fascinating history and in linguistics a country's name is often the first clue to their historic culture. This world map—created by Credit Card Compare—shows the literal translation of each country’s name, suggesting their original meanings. By using a range of sources such as The World Fact Book and Oxford Dictionaries, each country’s name was translated into its early native language, unearthing intriguing facts from around the globe. Some countries are named after the people who live there, the physical environment, or location. Finland translates as “Land of the Fins,” Macedonia translates as “Land of the Tall People,” and Iceland means “Snow Land.” Other countries are named after their specific history or societal observations made by pioneering explorers.
The language of gender It's very important to make sure that you don't offend people by inadvertently using language that might be considered sexist. In recent decades, some previously established words and expressions have come to be seen as discriminating against women - either because they are based on male terminology (e.g. businessman, postman) or because they appear to give women a status that is less important than the male equivalent (e.g. actor/actress; steward/stewardess). Here are some general guidelines to be aware of when you are thinking about which word to use. When there is a choice between a word which specifies a person's gender and a word which doesn't, you should choose the neutral one unless their gender is relevant to the context. For example, in general situations it's best to choose chair or chairperson instead of chairman, or head teacher instead of headmaster/headmistress. Gender-neutral language
Why Teen 'Death Discs' Dominated the Airwaves in the '60s It sounds awful. "The screamin' tires, the bustin' glass, the painful scream that I heard last." The lyrics in Wayne Cochran's hit song "Last Kiss," first released in 1961, go on to tell listeners that the young man was able to find his sweetheart after their car crashed, despite the rain and the blood running in his eyes.
theconversation The lead story on The New York Times homepage provided the overview of the latest massacre at an American school: “17 Killed at Florida School; Toll May Climb.” A “sidebar,” or secondary story, also on the homepage, bore this headline: “Here’s What We Know About the Suspect.” In a similar vein, the Washington Post ran a story with the headline, “Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz: Guns, depression and a life in trouble.” The stories tell of a troubled kid who liked weapons, threatened classmates and was cruel to animals. They also feature photos of the suspect: an extreme closeup in the Washington Post, and in The New York Times a screenshot from his Instagram account that shows him brandishing a gun. There’s no question that we humans are deeply curious about those who commit crimes.
Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta Clad today in a straw fedora, sleeveless T-shirt and camo shorts, Faustino is immediately recognizable as Bud Bundy and, at 5 feet, 3 inches tall, approximately the same size. "You dunkin' yet?" his neighbor once sardonically asked him. But he's charming, and his friends attest to his ever-sunny disposition, which extends to discussions of his vanity. As he explains, he usually wears sunglasses in public, except when he needs an ego boost and wants to be recognized. This, apparently, is one of those times. Squinky pigsquiffle! How Roald Dahl teaches children creative swearing If a small child were to walk up to the lexicographer Susan Rennie in the street and call her a slopgroggled grobsquiffler, she would know exactly how to reply. “You squinky squiddler!” she would shout.
Make It So! 'Star Trek's' Capt. Picard Returns in New CBS Series As a famous "Star Trek" captain once said, things are only impossible until they're not. An incredible 24 years after "The Next Generation" (TNG) finished its television run, star Patrick Stewart announced he will reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new CBS series. TNG was a groundbreaking series in its day, dealing with sensitive matters such as torture and gender equality as it followed a space crew exploring the universe and occasionally fighting other species, such as the Borg and the Romulans.