Emily A.

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Can virtual reality help us appreciate literature?

This story first aired in March, 2016.<p>If you haven't read James Joyce's Ulysses​, you're not alone! That's why Dublin filmmaker Eoghan Kidney has …

Everyday, more fool you, you are quoting Shakespeare

Every day, most of us quote Shakespeare, even if we’ve never read a word of his plays. And we don’t even know we’re doing it. Such is the reach of Shakespeare’s mastery of language that phrases he coined and popularised have, over the centuries since he was writing, been woven into our everyday …

The 20 photographs of the week

Photography,Art and design,News photography,Refugees,World news,Israel,Middle East and North Africa,Cuba,Americas,Wildlife,Environment,Ukraine,Brazil,Europe<p>Unrest in Brazil, daily life in Cuba, whales, pelicans and moths – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this …

North Africa

Louisa Seton captures Ethiopia's Surma people | CNN Travel

The First Undersea Art Museum In The Atlantic: Swim Through Hundreds Of Life-Size Sculptures

More than 400 life-like sculptures rest eerily on the ocean floor, recently installed off the coast of Lanzarote, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, to create the Museo Atlantico, the first underwater art museum in the Atlantic Ocean.<p>Just opened to the scuba diving-and-snorkeling public, the fantastic …

Sculpture

International Day of Happiness: Top quotes about happiness and how to find it

With all the war, violence and family strife around the world, happiness is even more in demand and will play a bigger role in the mental health of …

Therapy can actually make things worse for some people

For all the talk about dangerous side effects from medication, you rarely hear about negative consequences from psychological treatment. But researchers have found a significant minority of people who feel they are worse off after therapy.<p>A team led by mental health research professor Mike …

The Street Photography of C. Stephen Hurst

<i>All images by C. Stephen Hurst. Used with permission.</i><p>If you think about some of the best places for street photography, New York City automatically …

NASA Wants To Send Your Art And Poetry Out Of This World (Literally)

Your creative expressions could exist in space for thousands of years.<p>Are you a creative person who wishes your personal expressions of originality and imagination could transcend the boundaries of time and space?<p>Well, NASA wants to help you achieve that lofty goal. Literally.<p>In September, NASA …

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The Lonely Dream (poem)

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

35 Breathtaking Photos Taken By Women Throughout History

Let's celebrate Women's History Month by honoring these talented photographers.<p>Photography is an integral tool that gives us a glimpse into a world of experiences that can be so different from our own. It allows us to connect with people and places we may never have come across otherwise.<p>A powerful …

South Sudan

21 Inspiring Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Being a small business owner can be overwhelming at times. Balancing life, money, employees, customers, vendors and the day-to-day tasks can take its …

Motivation

This famous painting has a hidden meaning no one ever understood until now

Vincent van Gogh painted his famous Starry Night a year before his death, in June 1889. Not only is it one of the artist’s greatest works, but it …

Digital Art

A Norwegian who killed 77 people is suing over prison conditions — these photos show how luxurious Norwegian prisons are

But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At Oslo, Breivik's cell has three rooms, complete with a computer, television, and game console, according to Agence …

Human Rights

A game designer's list of great game jam ideas 'that no one wants to make with me'

Games Henrike Lode wants to make, because everyone loves to play<p>Game designer Henrike Lode has a long list of games she wants to make, games that stray from the typical "default human power fantasies" that dominate the commercial video game market (and even sometimes work their way into game jams, …

4 Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up, Once and For All

If you are like most people, you know your inner critic all too well. It is the voice in your head that judges you, doubts you, belittles you, and …

Dublin Cafés, We Want You To Let Customers 'Pay With Poetry' This Monday. So Who's In?

Hey there, cafés of Dublin. Want to be part of something really deadly?<p>Of course you do.<p>Next Monday is World Poetry Day – a day that, for some of us, …

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Self-improvement

William Shakespeare’s last surviving script makes a great case for immigration reform

The last surviving piece of a script by William Shakespeare was written hundreds of years ago, but its substance—the humane treatment of migrants—is strikingly relevant in Europe today.<p>The British Library has put the historic item online in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. The …

Literature

The Top 20 Nature Photos on 500px So Far this Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Top 10

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Mindfulness