Maria Clara Moraes

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The 'it girl' of the ancient world

Many thought she was the most beautiful woman of the ancient world. But Phryne had a wit to match, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>“When,” asked Aphrodite, “did Praxiteles see me naked?”<p>The line is attributed to the goddess of beauty and sexual desire in a book of Byzantine epigrams. She has been perturbed …

Book Illustration Competition: Darya Shnykina selected as winner who will illustrate The Folio Society edition of Mansfield Park

Darya Shnykina has been announced as the winner of the annual Book Illustration Competition.<p>At an awards show presented by Lucy Worsley it was …

17 Dogs Who Deserve To Be Pet All They Want, Dammit

They deserve scratchies, perhaps behind the ears.

Review: Jesca Hoop, 'Memories Are Now'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Jesca Hoop first attracted national attention in the early '00s, when her unusual backstory — the daughter of musical Mormons, …

For The Last Time: Rock Is Not Dead, You’re Just Not Paying Attention

For as long as I have been listening to rock ‘n’ roll, people have been telling me that the music I love is dead.<p>When I was a grade-schooler in the late ’80s, people told me rock was dead because of the preponderance of hair-metal bands on MTV. A few years later, I heard rock was dead because white …

The most valuable rare books in existence

Videos: Sci-Fi Short Film "The Black Hole" Presented By DUST

This is a sci-fi short film titled <i>The Black Hole</i>.<p>It was created by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams and stars Napoleon Ryan. Check out the synopsis …

David Lynch Explains How Meditation Boosts Our Creativity (Plus Free Resources to Help You Start Meditating)

David Lynch meditates, and he meditates hard. Beginning his practice in earnest after it helped him solve a creative problem during the production of …

Meditation

You've Heard and Loved Steve Gadd's Drums, Whether You Know It or Not

Courtesy BFM Jazz<p>Gadd’s inherent sense of rhythm was nurtured from birth by his parents as well as his Uncle Eddie, a former Army drummer. Growing up …

11 Indigenous Authors You Should Be Reading Instead Of Joseph Boyden

Turn these pages.<p>In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi'kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is "a white kid from Willowdale with native roots."<p>What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? …

Watch a mother gray whale's graceful parenting of her baby

<b>Aerial footage shows a curious calf getting too close to a boat as its 45-foot mother comes to the rescue.</b><p>First things first, no whales were hurt in …

What America’s Founders Really Thought About the Bible

<i>Today’s guest post is from Daniel L. Dreisbach, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He has authored or edited 10 books, including</i> …

Beyond the Great Wave: Hokusai exhibition grants rare glimpse of a treasure once sold for the price of a bowl of noodles

It is one of the most recognisable and reproduced artworks in the world.<p>Now visitors to the British Museum will be able to view the 19th century Hokusai masterpiece known as ‘The Great Wave’, as it is brought out of storage for an exhibition exploring the later years of the man considered by many …

Art

Meet the dude who knits sweaters of places, then visits them

Like many of us, Baltimore's Sam Barsky likes to bring along a sweater when he's on vacation.<p>The difference is that he's knitted the sweater himself, …

The mystical poet who can help you lead a better life

The 14th-Century Persian poet Hafiz’s work is not just very beautiful – it is useful too. Hafiz can teach us how to get the most out of our lives, writes Daniel Ladinsky.<p>Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) is one of the most beloved poets of the Persians, and is considered by many – from …

Spirituality

Color in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians had a great appreciation for life which is clearly depicted through their art. Images of people enjoying themselves - whether …

10 Quotes on Conquering Fear and Anxiety From an Indian Yogi Master

I think we can all agree that fear and anxiety is the greatest personal challenge we can all face. Most of us have experienced these emotions …

90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity

An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.<p>Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a …

Productivity

The delectably layered paintings of Australian artist, Jordan Kerwick

With no website, only artist Jordan Kerwick’s Instagram is available to scroll through his multi-layered paintings, full to the brim with texture.<p>On …

Art

Man Rescues Frozen Bird With His Breath

A kind man named Nelson Wilson was feeding horses when he saw a house finch frozen onto a steel fence. “On New Year’s morning I noticed a solitary …

Birds

An Animated Introduction to the Feminist Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

How influential are the writings of Simone de Beauvoir? So influential that even the rushed, by all accounts shoddy first English translation …