Vivian Narvaez

36,130 Added | 16 Magazines | 37,070 Likes | 224 Following | 1,637 Followers | @VivianNarvaez | Self-taught artist whose works are influenced by her Cuban roots. Loves decor, nature, reading. Beautiful books, music, and greenery bring me joy.

Here's what would happen if you broke your arm in 9 countries around the world

Lawmakers in the United States spent the past few months trying and failing to roll back some health-insurance requirements, but much of the rest of the world has been living under universal healthcare for decades. Nearly all developed nations provide insurance or require their citizens to buy a …

Health Care

What We Don’t Know: 5 of the Best Books About the FBI - Signature

Former <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Kessler is known for churning out sharp-toothed analyses about different branches of American intelligence agencies. His latest is no exception. Focusing on the FBI past and present, he sifts through five decades of Bureau lore – separating the fact from the fiction, …

Lost City of Z

Don’t buy a Wi-Fi-connected toy for your child without reading this

Be careful — your child’s connected teddy bear may be watching you. Increasingly popular internet-connected toys pose a privacy concern for the children who use them and their families, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans this week.<p>Smart toy sales increased 96% from September 2015 …

read

The CIA wishes every American would read this one book published in 1999

<b>CIA veteran Richards Heuer studied people’s biases for decades and formulated a methodology to combat their own cognitive limitations.</b><p>With …

CIA

The Swamp Angel

<i>The following text is excerpted from the award winning book, Gate of Hell, Campaign for Charleston Harbour, 1863, By Stephen R. Wise, University of</i> …

History

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Was 48 Years Ago Today, Here Are Some Things You May Not Know

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing was 48 years ago today. Here are some interesting things you may not know about one of the most important historical …

Moon

How Did The Vikings Honor Their Dead?

Vikings made their bloody but brief mark on history hundreds of years ago through their nomadic lifestyle and wild practices of raping, pillaging and …

Archaeology

The secret legacy of the man who caught Louis Riel

Many may be familiar with the story of Robert Armstrong, the 19th-century hero who accepted the surrender ending this country’s historic rebellion, but fewer still know the tangled destiny that launched him from his Indigenous origins into one of Canadian history’s most iconic chapters<p>About a dozen …

History

Marsden Hartley | Portrait of a German Officer | The Met

This monumental painting is the centerpiece of a series that evokes the dynamism, pageantry, and danger of life in Berlin during World War I. The …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

15 Fascinating Things Your Handwriting Can Reveal About Your Personality

If you've ever looked down at your notebooks full of chicken scratch and wondered <i>why</i> you're writing is so darn sloppy, you'll probably be pretty …

Art of penmanship alive at Fountain Pen Hospital

- In an era of texts, tweets, and emails, the art of writing may be falling by the wayside. But the ink had been flowing at Fountain Pen Hospital …

Kazakhstan will soon bid farewell to Cyrillic

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced that the Kazakh language will make the switch from the Cyrillic alphabet to Latin …

149 dogs rescued from being butchered and boiled into soup in South Korea

Over 100 terrified dogs and puppies have been heroically rescued from being electrocuted, butchered and boiled in a soup pot in South Korea.<p>Animal …

South Korea

People Are Sharing The Most Adorable Pics Of Their Adopted Pets After This Teen Tweeted About Shelters

"Got my precious fur baby for $20 off of Craigslist and he's the greatest cat in the world."<p>Posted on July 20, 2017, 21:17 GMT<p>Meet 19-year-old Cheyenne Halsey. She's a veterinary assistant and college student from Dayton, Ohio.<p>Cheyenne Halsey<p>On Monday Cheyenne spoke up for ~what she believes in~ …

Pets

The hidden ways your language betrays your character

Every time we open our mouths, we unwittingly reveal our personalities.<p>If you overheard a conversation on a bus, do you think you could tell from the words that were used and the topics discussed, the personality of the people who were chatting? What about if I showed you a short story? Could you …

Personality

Step Inside the World’s Largest Orchid Garden

Singapore’s national flower, the <i>Papilionanthe</i> "Miss Joaquim," is a Frankenstein orchid—a mix of two species, <i>Vanda Hookeriana</i> and <i>V. teres,</i> hybirdized …

Flowers

Candy-Colored Mid-Century Modern Throwback

Vintage pink appliances, kelly green walls, and turquoise trim mingle in this well-mixed retro cocktail home. Located on Pinocchio Drive in Dallas' Disney Streets neighborhood, this '50s home was launched as part of the neighborhood's 1954 Parade of Homes. A turquoise doorway leads inside where an …

Mid-Century modern

The Secret to Beautiful Living Rooms Is This Design Method

I spotted the living room above in a recent Brooklyn house tour and instantly loved it. You can immediately see that it's a balanced, well-appointed …

Home Decorating

20 French Country Living Rooms That Embody Refined Relaxation

Chill out like a French girl.<p>Much like a French girl's disheveled bangs and red lipstick — flawlessly applied avec, well, her finger — French country interior design is effortlessly chic in all the right ways.<p>From elegant drawing rooms to laid-back lounges, these 20 French country living rooms are …

Houses

Places in Civil War History: The First Battle of Bull Run | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

<i>This is part of a series of guest posts from Ed Redmond, Cartographic Specialist in the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, documenting</i> …

Nine steps to dementia prevention

One in three cases of dementia worldwide could be prevented if we looked after ourselves better, according to new research in The Lancet.<p>The study which combines the work of 24 international experts, lists nine risk factors as particularly important – these include learning new things, eating and …

Dementia

Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO CITY—In 1519, Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors arrived in Cholula, one of the largest cities in central Mexico. Roughly 50 miles southeast from modern …

Archaeology

Latest from Wrightson Stewart

Old and new, black and white. Private and public, open and closed. Spaces rethought and ways of living defined. Shadow and light, inside and out. …

Design

Unearthing California’s Pre-Prohibition Wine Roots

Next time you’re in Napa, Sonoma, and the Bay Area, visit these important historic sites and wineries.<p>Each year, millions of people descend on Napa and Sonoma counties to taste wine, eat at fine restaurants and marvel at the grapevines that stretch as far as the eye can see.<p>But few of today’s …

Wine

A Memory of Solferino - The Life of Henry Dunant

On May 8, 1828, the man who founded <i>The International Committee of the Red Cross</i>, Henry Dunant, was born. In 1922, almost a century after his birth, …

History

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

<b>(CNN) —</b> A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.<p>Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3-D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs.<p>Though the …

Medicine

Medieval-era graffiti discovered in cave in Upper Egypt - Islamic - Heritage

An Egyptian mission has stumbled upon a cave in Upper Egypt which contains Medieval-era Arabic graffiti.<p>The cave was discovered during an …

Archaeology

USS Gerald R. Ford, Navy's most powerful supercarrier, set to join fleet

The United States Navy’s most powerful addition yet to its supercarrier arsenal — the USS Gerald R. Ford — will officially join the rest of the fleet this Saturday.<p>President Donald Trump will oversee the commissioning ceremony for the carrier at Naval Station Norfolk this weekend. Although the ship …

Military

After Being Tied to a Bush and Left For Dead, Mustang the Kitten Is Ready for His Second Chance

Some black cats are said to be a bad omen, but this beautiful onyx kitten recently got a lucky break.<p>The 8-month-old baby cat was found near the Ford …

Cats

Here’s your complete guide to machine learning and AI

Although the field of machine learning has only recently reached mainstream notoriety, machines have been taught to learn and make predictions from data for decades. You probably already make use of some of its more established applications like email spam filtering, optical character recognition …

Machine Learning