Just want to share to you my recent read on the world wide web.
Researchers come up with new definition of 'cool'
What does it mean to be cool these days? Is it still the James Dean-like bad boy who flouts the law? What about the impenetrable colleague at work who oozes mystery and intrigue, or the fearless thrill-seeking adventurer friend? According to a team of psychologists, today's definition of cool is less about being a rebel without a cause, and more about being friendly and warm.
That's the conclusion of a new study which set out to find the contemporary definition of ‘cool,' a concept traditionally associated with characteristics like emotional control, rebelliousness, toughness and detachment.
Think the likes of James Dean or Miles Davis, researchers say.
But after analyzing the survey results of 1,000 participants from the Vancouver area, researchers from the University of Rochester found that respondents judged a person's ‘cool' factor by traits like likeability, friendliness, attractiveness, confidence, and success. The study was published in the Journal of Individual Differences.
"If anything, sociability is considered to be cool, being nice is considered to be cool," said lead author Ilan Dar-Nimrod in a statement.
For their study -- described as the first systematic, quantitative approach to understanding what makes up a ‘cool personality' -- researchers organized results into three areas. In the first, respondents generated characteristics they perceived to be cool. In the second, participants rated dozens of traits on coolness and social desirability, while for the third, respondents rated their own friends.
The most popular adjectives to come up focused on positive, socially desirable traits like friendliness, competence, trendiness and attractiveness.
Meanwhile, in a nod to the old adage beauty is more than skin deep, another study found that both men and women who exhibited positive traits like honesty and helpfulness are perceived to be better looking compared to those who were rude.
I am forever a lover of anything embellished. I love ordinary clothing that are excessively ornamented. I love contrasts. I love clothes that are made up of a melange of fabric and textures. I love anything extraordinary.
I am into collecting unique pieces which I plan to share it through my online shop. I call these collection as"High Street Chic''. Watch out for its unveiling, soon...
Though my version is somewhat hip , contemporary and kinda less like a goddess ('cause have you seen a goddess lurching on a pair of rubber slippers and wearing sunnies?), but as white and gold come together, somehow the color combination of my outfit becomens an instant reminiscent of one of the many goddesses of Greek mythology.
I only knew Aphrodite but there's lot of them as I read in this list.
Soaked myself under the sun's scorching heat, I'm the sun goddess anyway, lol.
I'd like to say my inspiration is the early Sun goddess Alectrona, though not much is said about her .
But some sources says, Medusa is the Greek sun goddess. Now I'm torn.
But aside from Greek sun goddess, there's a number of sun goddesses from other parts of the world, see here.
This oversized white top, worn as dress, is available at Chic Vintage.
So do you have any favorite goddess?
about the outfit:
white oversized top with gold embellishments - Chic Vintage / gold belt - sigh's closet / slippers with gold dusts - sigh's closet / nude shorts - sigh's closet / sunglasses - G, Country Mall