That is when Amanuma came up with the idea of a business renting out women’s wear. And Aircloset Inc. was born. As sharing services like Airbnb and Uber set up shop in Japan, the fashion industry followed suit, offering people the option of renting clothes instead of buying them. Aircloset is one such company, renting out everyday clothes for women for ¥9,800 a month. “I want to offer people, especially busy women who don’t have spare time, to buy clothes, more opportunities to encounter new clothes and apparel brands, and to enjoy fashion more,” said Amanuma, CEO and founder of Aircloset. The company rents out three articles of clothing that its fashion stylists selected based on customers’ registered preferences. Subscribers can hold onto the pieces as long as they wish or send back the styles they don’t want for an exchange. Users don’t have to wash the returned clothes because dry cleaning and delivery charges are included in the fee. Fashion rentals used to be mainly for special events, such as wedding parties and graduation ceremonies.
NATIONAL strongman Jackie Wong Siew Cheer seized the spotlight with Malaysia adding six gold by late afternoon today to continue its domination as the Sea Games braces for another cliffhanger in the men’s curve sprint at the National Stadium tonight. Two more gold came from the karate squad through Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan in the women’s below 55kg and R. Sharmendran in the men’s 75kg kumite. The remaining three were from women athletes – walker Elina Goh in the 10km event, gymnast queen Farah Ann Abdul Hadi and the tenpin bowling women’s trio of Esther Cheah, Shalin Zukifli and Sin Li Jane. With more medals to be decided tonight including in swimming, athletics and karate, Malaysia remains at the top with 46 gold, 35 silver and 26 bronze. Trailing behind are Vietnam (22), Singapore (21), Thailand and Indonesia (15), the Philippines (8) and Myanmar (4). Strapping Wong gave himself a belated birthday gift with the hammer throw gold and shouted with delight as his fourth throw soared over the Sea Games mark to a record 65.90m in his tussle against Thailand’s silver placed Kittipong Boonmawan who cleared 65.49m. In winning the event for Malaysia after 16 years, the Sarawakian, who turned 25 on July 4, rewrote his own national record three times this year, his best was 65.34m before this. The National Stadium in Bukit Jalil will come alive again tonight with hopes of Khairul Hafiz Jantan pulling off a sprint double after bagging the 100m yesterday night. A second Malaysian, G.
The primary motor cortex also plays a part in conditions such as Tourette's syndrome. So the scientists say understanding contagious yawning could also help understand those disorders too. Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of someone else's words or actions. Echophenomena is also seen in Tourette's, as well as in other conditions, including epilepsy and autism. To test what's happening in the brain during the phenomenon, scientists monitored 36 volunteers while they watched others yawning. In the study, published in the journal Current Biology, some were told it was fine to yawn while others were told to stifle the urge. The urge to yawn was down to how each person's primary motor cortex worked - its "excitability". And, using external transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), it was also possible to increase "excitability" in the motor cortex and therefore people's propensity for contagious yawns. Image caption The researchers used transcranial magnetic stimulation in the study Georgina Jackson, professor of cognitive neuropsychology who worked on the study, said the finding could have กระเป๋าแฟชั่น ราคาถูก 200 wider uses: "In Tourette's, if we could reduce the excitability we might reduce the ticks, and that's what we are working on." Prof Stephen Jackson, who also worked on the research, added: "If we can understand how alterations in cortical excitability give rise to neural disorders we can potentially reverse them. "We are looking for potential non-drug, personalised treatments, using TMS that might be effective in modulating imbalances in the brain networks." Dr Andrew Gallup, a psychologist at State University of New York at Albany, who has carried out research into the connection between empathy and yawning, said using TMS was a "novel approach" to the study of contagious yawning. He added: "We still know relatively little about why we yawn.