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Taylor Swift-Nfl Conspiracy Theories Are the Result of Two Sets of Hardcore Fans Colliding

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By Melissa Avdeeff At Super Bowl LVIII, Taylor Swift will appear on the field at Allegiant Stadium after her boyfriend Travis Kelce’s team, the Kansas...
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How Frozen Became the Catalyst for Disney’s Shift from Male-centric Tales

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By Dr. Stephen Langston The landscape of animated musical films has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Male storylines, once the hallmark of the...
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The Curious Joy of Being Wrong – Intellectual Humility Means Being Open to New...

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By Daryl Van Tongeren Mark Twain apocryphally said, “I’m in favor of progress; it’s change I don’t like.” This quote pithily underscores the human tendency...
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Curious Kids: Why is Our Dog So Cute?

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By Deborah Wells Why is our dog Martha so cute? – Sam, aged nine, UK Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the world...
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The Seven Best Books of 2023 Reviewed by Our Experts

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By Leighan M Renaud, Andrew Dix, Dominic Broomfield-McHugh, Florian Stadtler, Jane O’Connor, Madeleine S. Killacky, and Simon Potter We have covered a lot of new...
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Frozen’s 10th Anniversary: How the Musical Reignited Our Love for Sing-Along Cinema

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By Malcolm Cook Ten years ago a musical phenomenon hit our screens, one which captured the hearts of a large and diverse audience and whose...
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Are Ghosts Real? A Social Psychologist Examines the Evidence

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By Barry Markovsky Certainly, lots of people believe in ghosts – a spirit left behind after someone who was alive has died. In a 2021 poll of...
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A Beauty Premium and a Plainness Penalty: Attractiveness at Work

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By Adrian Furnham Are physically attractive people seriously advantaged at work? Are they more likely to be selected, promoted, and given higher salaries? Does being physically...
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Channel 4’s Shocking Gregg Wallace: The British Miracle Meat Owes Much to Swift and...

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By Susan Fritzmaurice There wasn’t much advertising ahead of the release of Gregg Wallace: The British Miracle Meat, which was touted as a documentary about the...
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Sinead O’Connor Was Once Seen as a Sacrilegious Rebel, but Her Music and Life...

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By Brenna Moore When news broke July 26, 2023, that the gifted Irish singer Sinead O’Connor had died, stories of her most famous performance circulated amid...
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What Is the ‘Nine-Dash Line’ and What Does It Have to Do With the...

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By Donald Rothwell The new Barbie film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is set for imminent release. But according to Vietnam’s state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper the...
Beatrix Potter’s Famous Tales Are Rooted in Stories Told by Enslaved Africans – But She Was Very Quiet About Their Origins

Beatrix Potter’s Famous Tales Are Rooted in Stories Told by Enslaved Africans – But...

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By Emily Zobel Marshall Peter Rabbit, the cute and wily bunny who wears a bright blue jacket, is the best-selling creation of English author Beatrix...
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Tiktok’s Wes Anderson Trend: Why the Quirky Director’s Style Is Ripe for Social Media...

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By Tom Hemingway Three weeks ago, during a habitual morning scroll through social media, I kept coming across highly stylised video montages of people going...
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How British Imperial History Shaped Charles Iii’s Coronation Ceremony

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By Sean Lang The coronation ceremony Charles III is about to go through reflects how monarchy has developed since Saxon times, but it still carries...
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Amapiano Awards: South Africa’s Dance Music Scene Spreads its Joy Across the World

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By Sanya Osha In 2019 amapiano began to dominate South Africa’s dance floors to such an extent that, by 2021, the first South African Amapiano Awards were held to mark...
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Slow Fashion: An Alternative Concept to Common Production and Consumption Practices in Fashion

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By Leah Marie Gonse and Michael Palocz-Andresen The fashion industry operates on a mostly unsustainable business model that focuses mainly on growth of sales and...

The Future of Flight in a Net-Zero-Carbon World: 9 Scenarios, Lots of Sustainable Biofuel

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By Candelaria Bergero and Steve Davis Several major airlines have pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury to fight climate change. It’s an ambitious goal that will require...

Sitting All Day is Terrible for Your Health – Now, a New Study Finds...

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By Keith Diaz The big idea To reduce the harmful health effects of sitting, take a five-minute light walk every half-hour. That’s the key finding of a...
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Netflix Show Brings Back Blockbuster, but Some Brands Should Stay Dead

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By Michael Beverland and Pinar Cankurtaran Streaming services are replete with stories of the dead coming back to life. They’re also chock-full with dead or...
How the philosophy behind the Japanese art form of kintsugi can help us navigate failure

How The Philosophy Behind The Japanese Art Form Of Kintsugi Can Help Us Navigate...

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By Ella Tennant In our 20s and 30s, there can be immense pressure to measure up to the expectations of society, our families, our friends...

The Cultural Sector Needs Support in Order to Benefit from a Digital Remake

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By Ricard Gil The COVID-19 crisis has dealt a massive blow to the cultural and creative sectors in Canada and around the world. The impact was broad and...
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How Organisational Culture Affects Business Performance in Nigeria

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By Anthony Abiodun Eniola, PhD The small and medium scale enterprise (SME) sector plays a critical economic role in both developed and developing countries. It...
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Just How Safe are Cosmetics on the European Market?

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By Oona Freudenthal When was the last time you read the ingredient label on a bottle of shampoo? Have you ever sneezed when applying face...
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Guilt, Shame, Dissatisfaction: Workers and Customers on the Gig Economy (and how to make...

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By David Bissell The gig economy is in trouble. Rideshare drivers are cancelling in droves. Wait times for food delivery are ballooning out and driver shortages are leading...
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NFTs Are Much Bigger Than an Art Fad – Here’s How They Could Change...

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By James Bowden and Dr. Edward Thomas Jones Sotheby’s has become the latest establishment name in art to dive into NFTs (non-fungible tokens) through its...
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The Metaverse Isn’t Here Yet, But it Already Has a Long History

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By Professor Tom Boellstorff Nattie’s metaverse romance began with anonymous texting. At first “C” would admit only to living in a nearby town. Nattie eventually...
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Can You Truly Own Anything in the Metaverse? A Law Professor Explains How Blockchains...

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By João Marinotti In 2021, an investment firm bought 2,000 acres of real estate for about US$4 million. Normally this would not make headlines, but in this...
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How Centuries of Self-Isolation Turned Japan into One of the Most Sustainable Societies on...

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By Dr. Hiroko Oe At the start of the 1600s, Japan’s rulers feared that Christianity – which had recently been introduced to the southern parts...
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Part of the Japanese Revolution in Fashion, Issey Miyake Changed the Way We Saw,...

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By Peter McNeil Throughout his career, Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, who has died of cancer at 84, rejected terms like “fashion”. But his work allowed...
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Japan’s Path to Becoming a Leader in Western Science: An Asian Perspective on Science...

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By Anthony Poole Several well-intentioned efforts seek to incorporate mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) into science in New Zealand. These include a pilot National Certificate in Educational Achievement...
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Dangerous Attractions and Revolutionary Sympathies: 5 Jane Austen Facts Revealed by Music

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By Gillian Dooley 1. Jane Austen played and sang Jane Austen played the piano from the age of about ten. Her family inherited some of her books...
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A Button that Tells Your Boss You’re Unhappy: Why Mental Health Wearables Could Be...

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By Dr Maxine Whelan, Celine Brookes-Smith, and Natalie Bisal With gyms closed and millions cooped up and restless at home, it’s little wonder that “healthtech”...
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Why it Makes Good Business Sense for Your Employer to Look After your Mental...

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By Claire de Oliveira In any given year, about one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Fortunately, many employers have gradually come...
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Four-day week: How Workplaces can Successfully Establish It

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By Rita Fontinha and James Walker Many workplaces have been experimenting with different types of flexible working arrangements for years now, but the pandemic has...
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Whataboutism: What It is and Why It’s Such a Popular Tactic in Arguments

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By Benjamin Curtis Whataboutism is an argumentative tactic where a person or group responds to an accusation or difficult question by deflection. Instead of addressing...
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Esports: How the Struggling Hospitality Industry could Capitalise on this Massive Business

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By Jamie Thompson and Babak Taheri During the pandemic, the sporting world ground to a halt. Global events such as the Olympics, Formula 1 racing,...
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Depop Sale: Fashion Retailers Must Move Faster on Sustainability – or They Will Be...

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By Elaine L Ritch The news that Depop – Generation Z’s favourite app for selling and buying used clothing – had been sold to Etsy for...
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Oscars: More International Films are Nominated Than Ever – Here’s Why

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By Georgia Thomas Parr The Academy Awards have not fared well in recent years. The Oscars’ dwindling reputation has been noted by many in light...
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How AI is Hijacking Art History

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By Sonja Drimmer People tend to rejoice in the disclosure of a secret. Or, at the very least, media outlets have come to realize that news...
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How International Trade can Unlock the Potential of the Cultural Economy in Developing Countries

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By Jen Snowball There is growing interest in the creative economy in emerging markets in terms of its impact on employment and economic growth, as...
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Munich – The Edge of War: Women in Historical Films are Too Often Unrealistic

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By Julie Gottlieb In September 1938, Britain, Germany, Italy and France met in Munich as a new European war loomed. Hitler was demanding to annex...
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James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Europe – and Inspired Scores of Copycat European...

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By Rui Lopes Last year’s James Bond blockbuster, No Time to Die, is permeated by a sense of closure. For one thing, the ironically titled...
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What Americans Can Learn from Other Cultures About the Language of Gratitude

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By Jeremy David Engels and Elaine Hsieh Families and friends traditionally gather to express gratitude during this time of year. Many also participate in acts...
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How to Enjoy a Digital Detox Over Christmas

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By Brad McKenna and Wenjie Cai It is not surprising that many of us have been suffering from digital overload during the pandemic, and taking care of...
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Tattoos Have a Long History Going Back to the Ancient World – and also...

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By Allison Hawn While most of us would likely care to forget the pandemic as soon as is possible, a few have opted for a...
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The Importance of Art in the Time of Coronavirus

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By Louis Netter People are dying, critical resources are stretched, the very essence of our freedom is shrinking – and yet we are moved inward,...
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How to Help Artists and Cultural Industries Recover from the COVID-19 Disaster

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By Louis-Etienne Dubois, David Gauntlett, and Ramona Pringle To say that 2020 has been rough for the cultural and creative industries is an understatement. More...
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COVID-19 Threatens the Already Shaky Status of Arts Education in Schools

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By Ryan D. Shaw Parents can watch their kids draw and paint at home or perform in school music concerts and dance recitals. But...
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Forget Work-Life Balance – It’s All About Integration in the Age of COVID-19

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By Dr. Melissa Wheeler and Dr. Asanka Gunasekara It wasn’t the usual end to our staff meeting. This time, the head of our university department wrapped...
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How 9/11 Changed Cinema

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By Dr. Maria Flood and Michael C. Frank One of the most common responses to the events of September 11 2001, both among witnesses on...
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Tokyo 2020: Does the Paralympics Empower Disabled People?

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By Christopher Brown The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are being used as a catalyst for a new global campaign aimed at removing discrimination faced by disabled people. Entitled...
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The X Factor: how the star-making formula show lost its shine

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By Mike Jones The UK channel ITV has announced that it has no plans to continue The X Factor. In its 17 years on the air, the...

How Empowered Women Practise Self-Care Sunday

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In a fast-paced and bustling world, women represent roughly 38% of all workers in the labour force- not to mention most of them are...
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From Taylor Swift to BTS: Grammys 2021 Was a Much-needed Spectacle of Artistic Glory

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The 2021 Grammy Awards held last March 14 was, by all means, unconventionally spectacular on all accounts. From showcasing household names like Taylor Swift...
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Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...
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Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

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By Dr Tom Heffernan In the year since the city of Wuhan, China, went into the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, we have all had to...

TableTop and Covid19 – It’s No Longer An Easy Game!

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By Uwe Eickert and Boris Liedtke The raging pandemic has swiftly shaken up many business models around the globe thereby creating a number of instant winners such as...
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How to cook Christmas dinner in the most environmentally friendly way possible

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By Dr Ximena Schmidt, Dr Christian Reynolds and Sarah Bridle By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in...
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Cannabis: the problem with defining products around THC content

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By Jessica Steinberg Cannabis policy is undergoing a global revolution. Around the world, laws are changing. In the US, there are now 15 states in which cannabis...
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Surprising ways that games challenge how people think about themselves and the world

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By Matthew Whitby The Beginner’s Guide is a narrative video game with no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person...
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What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and...

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By Helen Wall, Alex Balani and Derek Larkin While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing...

What is a No Deposit Casino Bonus and where to find it in 2021

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A no deposit bonus is exactly how it sounds, it’s a bonus you can claim without having to make a deposit. To put it...

Keeping Resilience in VUCA era: The Organization Should Learn from the Water’s Wisdom

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By Weixu Ding and Jianhua Mao The COVID-19 outbreak started at the end of 2019 that has hurt the world's economy, cultural exchanges, people's healthy...
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How Coronavirus Might Have Changed TV Viewing Habits for Good – New Research

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By Catherine Johnson and Lauren Dempsey As new social restrictions are imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, it will be no surprise if people...
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How to Heal the Open Wounds of Electoral Anxiety and Loss – Advice from...

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By Tereza Capelos Settling the winner of the US election isn’t simple. As the ballots are counted in the battleground states, many people may be in distress,...

America’s first vampire was Black and Revolutionary – it’s Time to Remember Him

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By Sam George In April of 1819, a London periodical, the New Monthly Magazine, published The Vampyre: A Tale by Lord Byron. Notice of its publication...
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US Election 2020: How the Rival Candidates Have Used Music in Their Campaigns

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By Adam Behr  A 74-year-old man dancing half-heartedly and without much rhythm to the Village People’s YMCA while a host of other people complain about...
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Five Innovations that Could Shape the Future of Rail Travel

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By Saikat Dutta What will the future of public transport look like? The major projects being planned today, such as the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail...

5 Things to Remember When Training as a Horticulture Staff

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By Eric Reyes Agriculture ranks among the chief contributors to a friendly atmosphere. The plantation has countless functions to the environment and human life. We...

Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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By Alan Bradshaw Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social...
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Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus – new research

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By Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell, and Stefan Jooss Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm...
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The Six Most Overrated Factors In Getting Rich

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann Oprah Winfrey came from a simple background, inherited nothing, didn’t study at an elite university, and probably only bought stocks long...

On the Symphony of AI and Humans in the Work Context

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By David De Cremer “AI and human employees will form the teams of the future and will have to be led in such ways that...

Spiritual Tourism: Tourists First, Tour Operators Second, And Destinations Third

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By Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” —Saint Augustine With a growing number...

What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

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By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...

Popular Music as an Avenue for Coping and Mental Health Awareness

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Popular music is a collective term for music that has a huge appeal to a large-scale audience from around the world. It has a...

Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News

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By Roscoe Scarborough Drawing on forty in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed “bad TV” watchers about their media consumption, this research examines how people consume fake news....

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

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By Steven Cohen A sustainable environment and economy are possible only if they provide support to a sustainable lifestyle. This is a way of life...

Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit?

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By Gabrielle Hogan-Brun Britain hopes to draw on the trade relationships of the former Commonwealth to grow its economy post Brexit. Could this place too...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

Naturally Selected? Clues about Leadership from the Animal World

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By Mark van Vugt When thinking of a “successful executive”, we often use the description of an “alpha”, most of the time a male one,...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...

Tourism and the Modern World

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By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from...

Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Sound as Popular Culture

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By Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze Sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analysed in an innovative way. From the roar...

Confucian Culture and the International Trend of Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

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By Karen Lee   Steeped in centuries-old Confucian family order, China appears to be an unlikely place for same-sex marriage. A growing sense of activism, however,...

Popular Culture and Social Justice: Desegregating Popular Culture for Equal Representation

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By Yuya Kiuchi Popular culture reflects who we are. Today, so-called “mainstream” popular culture excludes the minority population and their voices. In order to truly...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

Why the Media is a Key Dimension of Global Inequality

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By Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network....

Filming Genocide

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By William Guynn Film, with its tangible relationship to the world it “captures”, can offer us, in flashes of insight, an immediate and unexpected access...

The Future of Film

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By Holly Willis Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the 20th century, is in the midst of exciting transformation as the tools, practices, venues...

Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

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By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts,...

Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

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By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how “design”...

Why Guanxi Matters in Business Relationships with China

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By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer Business relationships between China and Europe have existed for quite some time and with the a renewed focus...

Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer

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By Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran In this article, Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran highlight the common misconceptions held by companies...

Food and Fuel Excess: The Dark Side of America’s Exceptionalism

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By Robert Paarlberg By a wide margin, the United States leads the rich countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) both in...

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

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By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race,...

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

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By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and...

Chinese Philosophy Excluded from American Research Universities

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By Brian Bruya Is Chinese philosophy being ignored by American universities, and if so why? Brian Bruya, Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University, discusses...

The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done...

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By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map,...

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