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"Power Poses" are bullshit

In 2010, three psychologists published a paper on “power poses”, with their finding that people who adopted “power poses” — think of superheroes on skyscrapers — felt more powerful and took more risks. One of those authors, Harvard’s Amy Cuddy, has done a TED Talk about power posing that’s garnered more than 35,000,000 views and has been part of a successful career built …

Aviation's war on moisture turns ten today

Aviation’s war on moisture turns ten today / Boing Boing Ten years ago, British domestic security claimed to have caught a terrorist cell that had planned to blow up airplanes with a gel they’d carry on in a Gatorade bottle and detonate with an Ipod. Later that day, British aviation authorities banned all carry-on luggage and, shortly after, aviation authorities around the …