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Does music really help you concentrate?

Does music really help you concentrate? | scrapbook | Scoop.it
‘I won’t be able to focus if you turn that off,’ a gazillion teenagers have whined at their parents. Is it possible that they’re right?
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Can we build a complete wiring diagram of the human brain?

Can we build a complete wiring diagram of the human brain? | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment if we could build a complete wiring diagram of a human brain – to map in detail every one of the hundred trillion or so synapses and roughly hundred billion neurons together with all the tiniest supporting mechanisms. What might that mean, and would it even be possible?
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Gardening is good for you | James Wong

Gardening is good for you | James Wong | scrapbook | Scoop.it
A spot of gardening not only gives you a good physical workout but reduces pain and anxiety, too, writes James Wong
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Discover Children's Story Centre

Discover Children's Story Centre | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Discover is a magical world where children up to the age of 11 can embark on an indoor story trail, aided and abetted by fantastic characters whose role is to h
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You’d be surprised how much you can do with a chickpea – Yotam Ottolenghi recipes

You’d be surprised how much you can do with a chickpea – Yotam Ottolenghi recipes | scrapbook | Scoop.it
From soups and stews to patties, meatballs and veggie sides, the humble chickpea is incredibly versatile
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What is Passive Aggressive Behaviour?

What is Passive Aggressive Behaviour? | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Passive aggressive behaviour takes many forms but can generally be described as a non-verbal aggression that manifests in negative behavior. It is...
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How British MCs found a voice of their own

How British MCs found a voice of their own | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Has UK rap and grime music finally found the confidence to succeed on its own terms? We talk to the next-gen stars marching to the beat of their own drum
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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list
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Emotions Are Contagious—Choose Your Company Wisely

Emotions Are Contagious—Choose Your Company Wisely | scrapbook | Scoop.it
What kind of emotional contagion are you most vulnerable to? It depends on the company you keep.
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Syncing your iTunes Library with Groove Music+OneDrive

Syncing your iTunes Library with Groove Music+OneDrive | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Keeping your iTunes Music Library backed up with OneDrive and making it available for streaming in the Groove Music app and on Xbox.
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All-day podcasts and brick-sized books. Or, why 2015 was the year the long form fought back

All-day podcasts and brick-sized books. Or, why 2015 was the year the long form fought back | scrapbook | Scoop.it
In this era of digital culture, we savour lengthy works – ironically, I have technology to thank for my favourite of the year. Plus, these are inauspicious times in the US for moderate Republicans.
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The World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum | scrapbook | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.
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EU Referendum: Forty years on, what can 1975 teach us? - BBC News

EU Referendum: Forty years on, what can 1975 teach us? - BBC News | scrapbook | Scoop.it
In the first referendum on Europe 67% of British voters said yes to staying part of the European Community - what lessons can be learnt from the 1975 poll?
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Map Maker: Show off where you've been or where you're going.

Map Maker: Show off where you've been or where you're going. | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Create a map of places you've visited (or want to visit or dream about or know people from) and get HTML code that you can embed in your profile on Flickr, Facebook, My Space, your blog or any other web page. Just click your countries and the map will update itself automagically. Then paste the HTML code anywhere you'd like.
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'I'm Carmen. Nice to meet you again': why I faced my rapist in prison

'I'm Carmen. Nice to meet you again': why I faced my rapist in prison | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Thirty-three years after she was raped, Carmen Aguirre travelled to meet the man who attacked her
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Kitchen gadgets review: Can-Do – a cut above ordinary can openers

Kitchen gadgets review: Can-Do – a cut above ordinary can openers | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Most tin cutters are as outmoded as Victorian obstetrics equipment, but this sleek, simple operator is a beaut – and it actually works
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Charlie Stillitano’s Champions League plans are an insult to Leicester City – and football | Sachin Nakrani

Charlie Stillitano’s Champions League plans are an insult to Leicester City – and football | Sachin Nakrani | scrapbook | Scoop.it
The American’s suggestion that it is better to have teams such as Manchester United rather than Leicester City in the Champions League makes it abundantly clear he has no idea of what makes football such a great sport
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Black History Month: Editors' Picks | JSTOR Daily

Black History Month: Editors' Picks | JSTOR Daily | scrapbook | Scoop.it
JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
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Party politics: why grime defines the sound of protest in 2016

Party politics: why grime defines the sound of protest in 2016 | scrapbook | Scoop.it
From Skepta’s anarchist tattoo to Stormzy’s takedown of David Cameron, it’s tempting to see 2016 as the year that grime finally got political – but the truth is that it always has been
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On the Thames towpath with Samuel Pepys

On the Thames towpath with Samuel Pepys | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Glowing plate-glass towers now cover the marshland and mudflats of Samuel Pepys’s London. Will Self sets out along the Thames to rediscover the city chronicled by the famous diarist
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The four-week workout: core exercises

The four-week workout: core exercises | scrapbook | Scoop.it
Hold each position for 30 seconds before moving on to the next. Then rest for one minute. Aim to complete the set three times – you may need to build up to this, at first holding each pose for only 20 seconds
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10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use | scrapbook | Scoop.it
No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools to help the digital-savvy traveller
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