Hair

WHY SOME PEOPLE FIND IT HARDER TO BE HAPPY, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

02 DEC 2021 The self-help industry is booming, fueled by research on positive psychology – the scientific study of what makes people flourish. At the same time, the rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm continue to soar worldwide. So are we doomed to be unhappy, despite these advances in psychology? According to an influential article published in Review of General …

Read More »

WARMING EVENTS COULD DESTABILIZE THE ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET SOON. VERY SOON

30 NOV 2021 Here’s another reminder of the precarious position that the world’s climate and ecosystems are in: a new study estimates that global warming could push the Antarctic ice sheet past a tipping point in as little as 10 years. In other words, the point of no return in …

Read More »

WHY WE’RE TURNING TO MUSIC TO HELP TREAT NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

29 NOV 2021 You probably don’t realize it when you’re listening to your favorite song, but music has an incredibly powerful effect on the human brain. Singing, playing an instrument, or listening to music have all been shown to activate numerous areas of the brain that control speech, movement, and cognition, memory and emotion – often all …

Read More »

THE 5:2 DIET HAS ONE KEY ADVANTAGE OVER TRADITIONAL DIETS, NEW STUDY CLAIMS

27 NOV 2021 In the last decade, the ‘5:2 diet’ has exploded in popularity, transforming the eating patterns of thousands of people seeking to lose weight. The 5:2 diet is an example of what’s called intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating. At its most basic, the 5:2 system means you can eat …

Read More »

NEW LIE DETECTOR CAN READ FACIAL MUSCLES YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU’RE USING

23 NOV 2021 Humans are notoriously woeful lie detectors, even when staring liars straight in the face. A machine learning tool trained to detect tell-tale signs of lying has been found to do better than the average person, using little more than data from wearable sensors that pick up teensy flickers in …

Read More »

ITF SAYS MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE SHOWS URGENT NEED TO MAKE MARITIME SAFE FOR WOMEN

18 NOV 2021 The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the recent report of sexual assault by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadet during her at sea training brings shame on the shipping industry and underlines the urgent need for action to eliminate violence in the workplace. The case, which …

Read More »

ABANDONING FOSSIL FUELS WOULD BRING IMMEDIATE BENEFITS TO MILLIONS, STUDY SHOWS

11 NOV 2021 Carbon dioxide (CO₂) emitted by burning fossil fuels for energy today will only be removed from the atmosphere by natural sinks – like forests and the ocean – in the next 300 to 1,000 years. That means the climate benefits of transitioning to clean energy become apparent on …

Read More »

DSF THINKS DECARBONIZATION WILL SHRINK THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

11 NOV 2021  In a forecast issued last week during the COP26 summit, Danish Shipping Finance (DSF) predicted that decarbonizing the global shore side economy will result in a smaller shipping industry – indirectly helping shipping to reduce its emissions. The report echoes the findings of ABS’ global sustainability team, …

Read More »

PAST 7 YEARS IN A ROW WERE HOTTEST ON RECORD, HARROWING WMO REPORT CONFIRMS

12 NOV 2021 The United Nations Secretary-General has called 2021 “the make it or break it year” for climate action. 2021 is not over yet, but a provisional report on the state of the planet suggests we are leaning heavily towards breaking it. Experts at the UN’s World Meteorological Organization …

Read More »