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Agnodice

<b>Agnodice</b> or <b>Agnodike</b> (<b>Ancient Greek: Ἀγνοδίκη</b>, Greek pronunciation: [aŋnodíkɛː] c. 4th century BCE) was supposedly the first female midwife or …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

Will we ever… speak faster than light speed?

If we explore the outer reaches of space, keeping in touch with home will be a daunting task. But are there ways our words could travel faster than light? Peter Ray Allison investigates.<p>Light travels so fast it can make the transatlantic journey between London and New York more than 50 times each …

100 Beautiful Words From The English Language That You Need To Use More

For those learning, trying to master the intricacies of the English Language can often pose more than few hurdles. For starters there are many words …

Language Learning

28 Beautiful Words The English Language Should Steal

There's a word for that, just not in English.<p>H/T This Quora thread, this Tumblr, these posts on BuzzFeed.

10 Close-Up Shots of Dragonflies

Photographer and astronomer Pieter van Dokkum had been attracted to dragonflies for several years, but it wasn't until he stumbled across a quaint …

How to Change Your Handwriting - Study-Hack

Next on my list of topics to cover is dealing with messy handwriting. It’s a common question among students, and I too understand the hardship. I’m …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Dos and don’ts for restful sleep

From eating “slumber foods” to playing the didgeridoo – David Robson looks at the tried and tested ways to get a good night’s sleep.<p>Few experiences are as maddening as a restless night. Sleep should, in theory, be the most natural and effortless activity in the world, yet insomnia is common to many …

Cassandra Austen’s Drawings of English Royalty for Teenage Jane Austen’s Parodic History of England

“By a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian.”<p><i>“At fifteen, she had few illusions about other people and none about herself,”</i> Virginia Woolf once wrote of <b>Jane Austen</b>. Indeed, the future author of <i>Sense and Sensibility</i> was an early master of dispelling cultural illusions through parody, satire, and …

New 'Cinderella' Illustrations Give The Fairy Tale A Darker Edge

Cinderella, perhaps the sweetest and blandest of our most popular fairy tales, has always seemed to inspire a pastel-hued vision among readers and illustrators. The iconic Disney cartoon, of course, most memorably features the delicate blonde Cinderella in a pale blue, shimmering ballgown, her …

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Fairytale Landscapes Photographed By Kilian Schönberger

German photographer Kilian Schönberger captures the dark Grimm Brothers vibe in his collection of landscape portraits titled, “Brothers Grimm’s …

The Best Holiday Teas in London

Nothing bad can happen at afternoon tea. On the occasional dreadful day when everything seems to be going wrong, I head straight for the teapot to sort out any problems. After sipping a cuppa and nibbling on flaky scones and lemon-drizzled cakes, even the biggest grumps have no choice but to emerge …

How to Drink a Cuppa (Tea)

Never mind that tea wasn’t introduced to Britain until the mid-17th century or that coffee actually preceded it to the Scepter’d Isle: The image of an English afternoon tea is practically synonymous with refined British culture.<p>Traditionally served between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., afternoon tea can be a …

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

David Bowie

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

Images from the Geologic Atlas of the Moon

Images from the Geologic Atlas of the Moon