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Transform Your Day With This 10-Minute Routine When You First Arrive at the Office

Here's how focusing on the present before moving into the day's goals can change your outlook.<p>The phrase “daily grind” -- meaning a repetitive, tiresome work routine -- may have originated in the mid-1800s, but it’s just as relevant today. Just 33 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs, …

Time Management

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Flat Earth

Hear 55 Hours of Shakespeare’s Plays: The Tragedies, Comedies & Histories Performed by Vanessa Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud, Ralph Fiennes & Many More

The so-called “Great Vowel Shift” was a very unusual occurrence. During the period between around 1500 to around 1700, the English language “lost the …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Concepts of Freedom & “Existential Choice” Explained in an Animated Video Narrated by Stephen Fry

The non-existence, or non-importance, of the self has for millennia been an uncontroversial proposition in Eastern thought. But Western thinkers have …

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground<p>News: Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88 Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’<p><b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From …

Literature

Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists<p>More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces …

Archaeology

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like, and How We Know It

A common joke has Americans overawed by people with British accents. It’s funny because it’s partly true; Yanks can grant undue authority to people …

Linguistics

The beauty and fascination of London's theatres - in pictures

Photographer Peter Dazeley and writer Michael Coveney have explored every London theatre from gallery to pit in a new study of the capital’s cultural temples

England

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, self-confessed ‘word geek’ Paul Anthony Jones reveals obscure yet delightful terms that also need to be saved from falling into disuse.<p>He sits next to a bookcase, flicking through titles long out of print. Like a …

Language

Tony Nominee Michael Cumpsty Will Direct The Importance of Being Earnest

Casting has been announced for the Two River Theater production of the Oscar Wilde classic.<p><i>End of the Rainbow</i> Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty will …

Tony Awards

This Amazing Tree That Shows How Languages Are Connected Will Change The Way You See Our World

Did you know that most of the different languages we speak today can actually be placed in only a couple of groups by their origin? This is what …

Against Prejudice / Shakespeare's Globe

<b>Please note: this event has now passed</b><p>Join us for a celebration of Ira Aldridge, with a panel discussion and staged reading of <i>Against Prejudice: Ira</i> …

Shakespeare's Globe: Six ideas new boss Michelle Terry has for the theatre

<b>There was a whole lot of drama at the Globe in 2016, and not just on the stage.</b><p>Emma Rice became the venue's artistic director last January, only to announce her departure nine months later after a series of disputes with the board.<p>Now, actress Michelle Terry is taking the reins.<p>Speaking from the …

William Shakespeare

The Public Theater defends 'Julius Caesar' backlash with fire statement about the role of theater

It's been a rough day for artistic expression.<p>After The Public Theater — the New York City not-for-profit arts organization responsible for producing …

The Theatre

Shakespeare died 401 years ago, but original scripts from his era live on in a new digital archive

One was a roguish figure and possible spy, stabbed to death after a mysterious arrest. Another wrote works of biting and often cynical satire. A third wrote only a few plays before dying in his early 30s, but not after penning some of the finest, and still startling, works of Elizabethan …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature
Mobile Banking

15 Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That'll Entertain Your Kids for Less

Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper.<p>Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to throw away.

7 brilliant ways to start any presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

Research

Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular

Foundations of the Curtain, where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were possibly first staged, uncovered in Shoreditch<p>The foundations and shoulder-high walls of the Curtain theatre, where Shakespeare performed as an actor and may have staged the first performances of Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, have …

Archaeology

Snacking In Shakespeare's Time: What Theatregoers Ate At The Bard's Plays

<i>Editor's note: This week, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, we will be running a series of stories examining the links between food and the Bard.</i><p>"Life ... consists of eating and drinking," quips <i>Twelfth Night</i>'s over-indulging Sir Andrew Aguecheek. It seems that …

William Shakespeare

Shakespearean Actors Performed "Hamlet" For Refugees In Calais

The production was part of the worldwide Globe to Globe tour.<p>"It's a great privilege to play for displaced people in Calais," he told the Press Association. "As a theatre company, the only gesture we can offer is this – a show that we hope speaks to the human spirit at its greatest and its darkest …

Pizza-loving, double jointed and scared of her teachers: Meet the real Malala

She may be a Nobel Prize winner and one of the most powerful campaigners in the world, but a new film shows Malala is just a regular teenage girl<p>Malala Yousafzai sits very still, a rainbow of colour in the corner of a vast, drab, empty room. Security personnel with earpieces and walkie-talkie …

Michelle Obama tells teenage girls: 'Stop Instagramming pictures of food'

#62milliongirls: The First Lady has teamed up with Charlize Theron, Beyonce and Julia Gillard to campaign for girls' access to secondary education<p>The teacher looked out across a huddle of Harlem students. Bouncing with energy and enthusiasm, every one of the teenage girls sat before her was …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

7 foreign words you need to know

While Caroline James has already challenged the belief that there’s anything like an untranslatable word, we nonetheless felt inspired to explore the …