Woman Dies in Head-on Crash Moments After Facebook Post Police received a call reporting a head-on car collision just a minute after 32-year-old North Carolina woman posted about how happy she was listening to the Pharrell song, "Happy" after uploading some selfies. At 8:33 am, Courtney Sanford shared her last words with her friends and family via Facebook - "The happy song makes me HAPPY." Seconds after posting this message to Facebook, her car hit a recycling truck head on after crossing the center median of the road. "The Facebook text happened at 8:33 a.m.
Living Beyond Limits - The Power of Imagination Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress. If you've ever been tempted to give up on your dreams, you’ll surely find this TEDx video inspirational. “It's believing in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits... Is there really a single ideal body shape for women? Many scholars of Renaissance art tell us that Botticelli’s Birth of Venus captures the tension between the celestial perfection of divine beauty and its flawed earthly manifestation. As classical ideas blossomed anew in 15th-century Florence, Botticelli could not have missed the popular Neoplatonic notion that contemplating earthly beauty teaches us about the divine. Evolutionary biologists aren’t all that Neoplatonic. Like most scientists, we’ve long stopped contemplating the celestial, having – to appropriate Laplace’s immortal words to Napoleon – “no need of that hypothesis”. It is the messy imperfection of the real world that interests us on its own terms.
Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don’t Yesterday, Kristen Stewart fell out of the con-artist comedy Focus after Will Smith replaced Ben Affleck as the male lead; according to Variety, she was nagged by "the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap." For the record, Smith is a mere four years older than the 40-year-old Affleck, and if it seems a little odd that either of them would be considered a romantic partner for the 23-year-old Stewart in the first place … well, welcome to Hollywood. It seems like time and time again, male movie stars are allowed to age into their forties, fifties, and even sixties while the ages of their female love interests remain firmly on one side of the big 4-0, but is this a perception borne out of reality? To find out for sure, Vulture has analyzed the data of ten middle-aged leading men and the ages of the women they've wooed onscreen; you'll see the results in the charts below. How'd we arrive at our conclusions? Scroll down to check out our findings in-depth.
Optical illusion: Shades of grey. Have you seen the latest optical illusion that’s been going around the Web? You simply won’t believe your eyes. Illustration by Dale Purves, used by permission What’s the illusion, you ask? Those two vertical lozenge-shapes are the same shade! Don’t believe me? What do teens really think about body image, beauty and bullying? 3 perspectives from around the world Body image, beauty and bullying. These three themes have been passionately presented by dozens of students participating in TED-Ed Clubs around the globe. When these students were asked to present an idea they felt most passionate about, many club members boldly chose to talk about how to combat negative body image, distorted images of beauty and the bullying that comes with these challenges. Watch — but more importantly, listen — to these three inspiring perspectives on body image, beauty and bullying from teenagers around the globe.
Ekman's Six Basic Emotions: List, Definitions & Quiz In this lesson, we'll discuss Paul Ekman and how he discovered the six basic emotions universal across all cultures. You can view images and read descriptions of these emotions, and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz. Who is Paul Ekman? After his mother developed a mental illness and committed suicide, psychologist and behavioral scientist Paul Ekman dedicated his life to psychotherapy and helping people with mental disorders.
New ESPN Body Issue Showcases the Fittest Female Athletes Female athletes are having a major moment. First, the U.S. women's national soccer team took home the World Cup. Now: the annual ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. Not only are the photos absolutely jaw-dropping, but the athletes' quotes about loving their powerful and muscular bodies—and learning to live with their insecuries (because yes, they have them too!)—are words we can all learn from.