Thursday, February 18, 2016

Roundup: Here's What People Are Saying About Barbie's Diversity Makeover

Last week, Mattel announced that Barbie is getting a makeover. A whole bunch of them, in fact. Now, 33 new Barbie dolls are available for purchase through the website, in three new body types — petite, tall and curvy — and seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 14 "face sculpts." We rounded up some sharp thoughts on this news, ranging from what this means for Mattel's bottom line to whether a widely hyped debut of Barbie's new looks is really a step forward.


Nightmarish Neon Humanoids Stretch Like Laffy Taffy

Animations morphing from humanoid to Hellraiser-style cenobites in just a few breaths–that's what characterizes two new 3D animations by Mike Pelletier, entitled Performance Capture. "The works are centered around a series of open source motion capture sequences," the Netherlands-based artist tells The Creators Project. "Errors, glitches and distortions play heavily in both."


13 science-backed tactics for winning any negotiation

Whether it's your salary or your cable bill, a lot of life is up for negotiation.

Fortunately for you, there are plenty of psychological tricks that can help you get what you want — especially when you start out as the person with less power.

Here, we rounded up some of the most practical and creative science-backed negotiating strategies.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chinese New Year 2016: The Year of the Monkey - everything you need to know

Celebrations have started around the world, as London waits to join the festivities on Monday.

People have gathered at one of Hong Kong's best known temples - the Wong Tai Sin - to make their new year wishes.


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