Invisibilia

Invisibilia

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Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts.

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When you take on the trappings of something – just step into a role – can it change you more deeply, from the Outside In?

Usually when someone is hostile to us, we are hostile right back. The psychological term is "complementarity."

Are you rich? Well married? Successful? You may think the answer has to do with your objective situation.

Americans love solutions, to political conflicts, social ills, clogged drains. But are there ever problems we shouldn't try to solve?

Most of us believe our personalities, and those of our loved ones, are predictable and constant over time. But what if they aren't?

Social and emotional norms determine so much of our behavior: how we dress, talk, eat, and even what we feel. So, can deeply entrenched emotional norms be changed?

Are computers changing our character? Is our closeness with computers changing us as a species? Alix and Lulu look at the ways technology affects us.

How categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. We need them. We want them....

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Remember Cross Colours? The LA-based urban streetwear line was a hit in the early 90s, with bright, bold designs and uplifting messages about unity.

Cross Colours; Fast fashion’s hidden costs

Remember Cross Colours? The LA-based urban streetwear line was a hit in the early 90s, with bright, bold designs and uplifting messages about unity.

from Design and Architecture

Outside of his music photography, Todd Gray examines the legacies of colonialism in Europe and Africa.

Todd Gray explores colonialism in Africa and Europe through photos

Outside of his music photography, Todd Gray examines the legacies of colonialism in Europe and Africa.

from Greater LA

Imagine that you’ve just had a baby. The baby is three months premature, and both of you have to spend time recovering in the hospital.

How one new mom got a $1.7 million bill after delivering her baby prematurely

Imagine that you’ve just had a baby. The baby is three months premature, and both of you have to spend time recovering in the hospital.

from Greater LA

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

Poet Bridgette Bianca on connecting through spoken word

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

from Greater LA

Color takes on several meanings, an artist delves into the melancholy of the female mind, and candles stand in for alt-right manifestoes.

Art Insider Jan 21: Color theory, Melancholia, political candle paintings

Color takes on several meanings, an artist delves into the melancholy of the female mind, and candles stand in for alt-right manifestoes.

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If you watched the Golden Globes this year, you may have noticed a lot of speeches got bleeped.

Is it time to update FCC rules for broadcast TV?

If you watched the Golden Globes this year, you may have noticed a lot of speeches got bleeped.

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On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we replay some of our favorite episodes. Local   poets share their work and discuss LA's spoken word scene.

Special: An impossible hospital bill, LA poetry, and the King of Pop’s photographer

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we replay some of our favorite episodes. Local poets share their work and discuss LA's spoken word scene.

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There are many social determinants that greatly impact health, but one that takes place within the health care system is implicit bias.

Bias can have a large impact on health

There are many social determinants that greatly impact health, but one that takes place within the health care system is implicit bias.

from Second Opinion