The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected - read more
Body Language Tied to Creativity, Learning
Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?
People are reading more text than ever, but recalling less of it, a Victoria University of Wellington study on reading behaviour has found - read more
SS14 Fashion Week
New Zealand Fashion Week
One of New Zealand's most beloved lifestyle clothing brands, Huffer, has launched a collection for women that showcases their mastery in design elegance. Known for their innovation and taking seasonal campaigns to the next level, Huffer launched Aim this week at New Zealand Fashion Week - read more
Autumn Winter 2015
Image credit: Ravi Chand
Salasai's Autumn Winter 2015 collection entitled 'Self Portrait' tells the story of the contemporary woman and her many layers. The show featuring a number of juxtapositions; light and dark, feminine and masculine made for a multi-faceted offering - read more
Day 1 at New Zealand Fashion Week went off in tremendous style. Leading the charge; Amber Whitecliffe and Désirée were the first of the New Generation shows.
Amber Whitecliffe was first on the runway with a collection that oozed romanticism. Whites and reds dominated the runway with sheer layers, lace and florals. Here's just a few of our faves ♥ - read more
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin & Miami have now showcased several phenomenal days of Spring Summer fashion for 2015. With sporté and leisure styling continuing to enjoy popularity, loose cuts and flexi fabrics reigned supreme. Here's our picks for emerging trends this SS15 ♥
AW14 How To: Velvet
Unleash your inner bogan this Autumn Winter 2014 by adding to your wardrobe the silky woven fabric that has made a maj come back on the runways of the Big 4.
Velvet Detail: Black Velvet Long Sleeve Crop Top, Burgundy Fringe Skirt
Luxe yet functional, the thickness of velvet means you don't have to freeze to be fabulous this AW14. With texture to burn, not much thought to colour is required - keep it simple. Go all black and pay homage to the goth sensibility that is so on trend right now, or channel - read more
Mind and Body: Scientists Identify Immune System Link to Mental Illness
Children with high everyday levels of a protein released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis in adulthood, according to new research which suggests a role for the immune system in mental illness.
The study, published today in JAMA Psychiatry, indicates that mental illness and chronic physical illness such as coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes may share common biological mechanisms.
When we are exposed to an infection, for example influenza or a stomach bug, our immune system fights back to control and remove the infection. During this process, immune cells flood the blood stream with proteins such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), a tell-tale marker of infection. However, even when we are healthy, our bodies carry trace levels of these proteins - known as "inflammatory markers" - which rise exponentially in response to infection - read more