Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Power of Perspective: Nelson Mandela Sculpture

Nelson Mandela steel sculpture Marco Cianfanelli

In the image above, artist Marco Cianfanelli shows us that 50 steel columns can become so much more than mere metal, if they are viewed from the right perspective. The sculpture was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s arrest by the apartheid police.

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Rory Sutherland: Sweat the Small Stuff (Video)

In this video Rory Sutherland talks about the importance of perspective in achieving success. He argues that big problems do not necessarily require big fixes and that by paying attention to the details, we can often find simpler, cheaper and better solutions.

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The Rise of Eating Disorders in Children

Over the course of the past 20 years, eating disorders have grown significantly, affecting both males and females of all ages. While this issue has been nationally recognized, it appears as though it’s only becoming worse. With stick thin models gracing every magazine and the “ideal” body being almost unattainable, the risk of eating disorders is increasing, especially among the younger generation.

Over 50% of teenage girls use unhealthy weight control behaviors including excessive fasting, improper dieting, skipping meals completely, vomiting, taking laxatives and smoking cigarettes (Lyness, 2011). While boys experience these difficulties to a lesser extent, they are not completely immune to them. Continue reading

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Supermarket Psychology (Video)

Does supermarket design influence what we purchase? Watch as Peter Rowsthorne talks with Dr Paul Harrison from Deakin University, about some of the psychological strategies that food marketers employ. We learn that factors such as light, layout, music and placement all play key roles in our shopping experience.

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