The Science of Fashion

This Valentine’s day, whether you’re settled with a significant other, swiping on dating apps, or single in sweatpants, you’re probably going to post about it on social media. If you plan on posing with your boyfriend, best friends, or box of chocolates you’ll need a perfectly Instagram-able outfit. On a graduate student budget, fast-fashion retailers like H&M, Forever21, and Topshop are the go-to for recreating the looks of fashion accounts at a low price. However, it turns out that the small price tag on cheaply made garments comes with a huge environmental cost.

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Catchy Carols (Why Holiday Songs Get Stuck in our Heads)

Christmas music: it’s hard to escape this time of year. Whether you love it or hate it, you’ve probably had a holiday tune or two echoing in your head lately. Turns out, psychologists have an official name for this phenomenon: Involuntary Musical Imagery (INMI). While less formal terms range from “sticky music” to “melodymania,” songs that get stuck in our heads are usually referred to as earworms.

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