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The best FREE thing to do in each Paris arrondissement

You’re in Paris and you’re on a budget. Join the club.<p>Here’s how to enjoy every arrondissement in the city for free from Oliver Gee at The Earful …

France

The Rise and Fall of the Great Library of Alexandria: An Animated Introduction

The demise of the Library of Alexandria has for centuries been cast as one of history’s greatest tragedies, an incalculable and senseless loss of …

Ancient History

31 Stunning Photos That Capture Street Scenes of New York in the 1950s

A small collection of stunning photos that shows street scenes of New York from the 1950s. These photos were taken by various famous photographers …

New York City

Exploring the possibilities of dynamical quantum phase transitions in the presence of a Markovian bath

Abstract<p>We explore the possibility of dynamical quantum phase transitions (DQPTs) occurring during the temporal evolution of a quenched transverse …

Quantum Physics

Some of the most delicious places for pie in all 50 states

Eyes on the pies<p>When going over a list of the most coveted pastry-protected creations, pie has got to be at the top. Sweet or savory. Handheld or …

Baking

The secret beauty of the bus

A long, long, time ago, when I was in college in Washington, D.C., I dated a guy who lived in New York City. Because I was a college student with …

Transportation

London day trips: Paris

Save Place<p>17 Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris, France<p>So, you think you know Paris? There are hundreds of memorable streets and boulevards in the City of …

France

Master These 17 Recipes If You Want to Become a Next-Level French Cook

Once you’ve mastered the basics of French cooking with dishes like vichyssoise and bouillabaisse, you’re ready to move on to more complicated …

Cooking

She Married Into a European Dynasty. Now She’s Accused of Art World Fraud

It is, to many, a byword for culture and opulence: Gulbenkian.<p>Six decades after his death, Calouste Gulbenkian, a lion of the early oil age, lives on …

Art

Read the winning essays in new UK prize for art history writing

The winners of the inaugural Write on Art prize, which seeks to put art history back on the agenda in UK schools and universities, have been …

Art

Reading Great Literature Like ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’ Helps Students Become Great Readers

5:03 PM 07/21/2018<p>“Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget,” reads by French novelist Alexandre Dumas, “that… all …

Literature

New research reveals more travellers are leaving their partners at home to fly solo

When it comes to heading out on a dream trip, many travellers are happy to leave their partners at home in order to make it happen, according to a new survey.<p>Travelzoo, a travel deal site, found that more than three-quarters of Brits have travelled solo or plan to in the future – and it’s not just …

Joseph Heller’s Handwritten Outline for Catch-22, One of the Great Novels of the 20th Century

We remember <i>Catch-22</i>, more than half a century after its publication, as a rollicking satire of American military culture in wartime. But those of us …

This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

It was an art historian's chance discovery of a lifetime. Over 40 years ago, a museum director in Florence, Italy, found a hidden room whose walls were covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples.<p>Although the drawings are not signed by the master, art experts say …

Italy

Classic French bistros are making a comeback in Paris

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p>Although the Paris food scene has never been so cosmopolitan, more and more restaurants are making a U-turn and going back to their …

How Post-Revolutionary France Grew Obsessed With Gardens and Gadgets

As park and garden space expanded, middle-class fleuristes needed shears, watering cans, and umbrellas topped with pruning shears.<p>A middle-class …

7 French Cities You Should Visit Besides Paris

Been to Paris? 7 Other French Cities You Should Visit<p>Paris is by far France’s most famous city. About 32.3 million people travel to Paris every year, …

France

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Gun Control

Macron just slammed Trump’s worldview in a rare address to Congress

It seems the Trump-Macron bromance doesn’t run very deep.<p>In an unusual address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out a sweeping indictment of President Trump’s worldview — all without mentioning Trump by name.<p>Macron, widely considered to be Trump’s …

Iran Nuclear Deal

The Most Beautiful Places to Go Camping in Colorado

When it comes to natural beauty and great outdoor destinations, few states can compare to Colorado. From the stunning vistas of Rocky Mountain …

I Have Wasted My Life

“I vant to be alone,” my mother used to say distractedly, channeling Greta Garbo, when my brother and I were wrecking havoc at home. In fact, though Garbo’s character said the line in the 1932 film <i>Grand Hotel,</i> Garbo herself never said it. What she said, when faced with a scrum of journalists at a …

Britain’s beautiful green lanes: The charming remnants of leafier times, untouched by the modern world

Although they’re difficult to define, the charm of a green lane – be it a footpath, bridleway, byway or road – is its mystery and otherworldliness, …

The 10 Most Famous Bookstores in the World

Yesterday was the anniversary of the birth of Sylvia Beach—probably the most notorious bookstore owner in modern history, and the founder of what is …

Books

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working On Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare's Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.<p>Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. Da Vinci might have been even more famous as an …

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Travel<p>This road trip encompasses several top attractions and myriad new ways to absorb all the local flavors.<p>Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes …

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

Elon Musk

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the controls, caught the public imagination, as a true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter. As with the Delphic oracle of ancient Greece, …

Physics

24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …

Cooking