Enduring symbols of the Olympics are everywhere in London, but the Olympic flame, the most recognizable symbol, is invisible to all but those lucky or affluent enough to buy tickets to the Olympic Stadium.
The physical sensation of being immersed in a world shaped by a mathematical idea has lasting appeal at the Museum of Math. Sensuous displays are reconciled with the abstract concepts they demonstrate.
So instead of acknowledging applause, I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong.
You could say that nights in Cairo are electric. Midnight comes and goes, but men and women still haggle with shop owners, merchants hawk their wares, and waiters serve coffee and juice to their 24-hour clientele.
It took Usain Bolt 9.63 seconds to break the 100 meter record. Impassive as ever, Bolt said no one should have been surprised. Asked what it meant, he responded coolly, "It means I'm one step closer to becoming a legend."
Using your cell may seem like an innocuous act, but research has shown that, by fulfilling the fundamental need to connect with others, it naturally reduces our inclination to feel empathy or engage in helping behavior.
People who think they multitask well test high for traits like risk-taking, sensation-seeking and impulsiveness. They are in fact less likely to be good at juggling things, as they are more easily distracted.
Whenever you notice you’re feeling tense and uptight check and see how you’re breathing. Most people under stress either alternate holding their breath with short breaths, or take rapid shallow breaths.