Three yearbook photos have emerged of none other than Sharon Stone , documenting her rise from brunette school student to blonde bombshell. The earliest snap - dating back to 1971 - pictures the starlet, now 57, with a tidy mop of dark tresses and sporting a striped T-shirt. However, it was Basic Instinct opposite Michael Douglas that placed her firmly in the spotlight, and infamously saw her commando character seductively uncrossing her legs.
Why is no one telling homeowners about this? If you own a home and pay more then $19/month for power, you better read this. Snoring causes headaches, high blood pressure and fatigue. Each leads to something more serious.
Four girls with the same Vietnamese last name are fighting back against racism through a genius high school yearbook stunt. Alice, Kim, Theresa and Vivian are four seniors who all share the same common Vietnamese last name: Nguyen. But unlike what their classmates assumed, they are not related. To address their classmates' ignorance , the four girls used the captions under their yearbook photos to spell out a simple yet, bold sentence.
Nzingha Prescod, an African American who became the first American foil fencer to win a Grand Prix Title in 2013. Though stated in jest, this sentiment is the epitome of the one-track narrative that stereotypes and confines African American athletes. Include and invest in women of color in the sciences. Maritza Correia was the first African American swimmer from the United States to set an American and world swimming record in the Olympics.
Data mining has changed the way we think about information. Machine-learning algorithms now routinely chomp their way through data sets of Twitter conversations, travel patterns, phone calls, and health records, to name just a few. And the insights this brings is dramatically improving our understanding of communication, travel, health, and so on. But there is another historical data set that has been largely ignored by the data-mining community--photographs.
We take it for granted that, when someone takes our photo, we should smile for the camera. This "lip curvature metric" measures the angles at the corners of the mouth - basically, how far the corners of the mouth curve upwards. The next two images below show the men and women with the smile closest to the average smile of the 10-year period, from 1905 to 1955 and then 1965 to 2005.
As the music world mourns the loss of Scott Weiland , many friends and fans this week have been recalling many of his iconic performances with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver among other projects. As the yearbooks attest, Weiland was a fresh-faced, popular kid who played football and volleyball, wrestled, sang in both the Men's Choir and the Accapella Choir and was a homecoming King of Courts nominee.
In research documented in a forthcoming paper , University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D student Shiry Ginosar and her team demonstrate how computers could be used to aid historians who want to carry out analysis of large amounts of visual data, using more than a century of yearbook photos of American high school seniors as their test case.
"These days we take for granted that we should smile when our picture is being taken." So write University of California Berkeley researchers, who note that photographers used to tell their subjects to say "prunes" instead of "cheese." That's because it was more fashionable to keep the mouth small in photos 100 years ago. But the so-called "smile intensity metric" has indeed gone up in the decades since, a fact they established after analyzing 37,921 high school yearbook photos dating back to 1905, creating average male and female images, and watching lip curvature change over time, reports Engadget .
Writers, anthropologists, historians make use of written records, relics and works of art to tell a complete story but now researchers from the University of California Berkeley and Brown remind us that there is another path to humanities research, and this is where computer and social sciences cross paths. "We demonstrated the use of various techniques for mining visual patterns and trends in the data that significantly decrease the time and effort needed to arrive at the type of conclusions often researched in the humanities."
The photos with the closest smile to the average for that 10-year period. It shows a rapid increase in the intensity of smiles between the 1900s and 1950s, a trend that continues today. From "prunes" (left) to "cheese" (right): Lip curvature was used to measure the intensity of smiles.
In a study of undergraduates, women who expressed sincere joy in their college yearbook photos were relatively more likely to be married by age twenty-seven and more likely to have satisfying marriages at age fifty-two. Studies show that people who tell more vivid and engaging narratives have higher well-being later in life. Many on Facebook applied the filter of the French tricolour on their pictures to create a memory for themselves. I posit that perhaps it was more than a memory.