Barbara-Ann Millar

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The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect. That’s why they’re great

WASHINGTON—The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the official portraits of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, both …

Kehinde Wiley

Rise and Fall of the Mighty Minoans

Perhaps the inspiration for Atlantis, Minoan civilization born on the island of Crete spread throughout the Mediterranean before it mysteriously collapsed.<p>In the epic poem <i>The</i> <i>Odyssey,</i>the Greek poet Homer praised an island that lies “out in the wine-dark sea . . . a rich and lovely sea-girt land, …

Ancient History

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

A high-speed getaway like no other

Shanghai's magnetic levitation train, which connects Pudong International Airport to the city's subway system, can hit speeds of 430kph.<p>I stepped away from the check-in desk, boarding pass in hand. My flight was scheduled to depart Shanghai in just more than two hours, but instead of heading to the …

Trains

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, "Why?"<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Mental Health

96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

United Slopes of America 2.1—Greatest Snow on Earth

United Slopes of America 2.1--Greatest Snow on Earth<p><i>words: Mark Clavin</i><p>Right now snowboarding has a lot of the same. We mean this by no means as an …

Extreme Sports

Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Hors d'Oeuvres

Alleviate some holiday stress by prepping your Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres ahead of time. By the time your guests arrive for dinner, all you'll have …

A Rare Find: Trailblazing Female Designer's Unpublished Family Cookbook

Graphic journalist and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton was browsing an antiquarian book fair on a Saturday morning in San Francisco when one book caught her eye. "It was open to a spread of a painting of a bowl of bright pink borscht in this gorgeous mint scalloped bowl. It had hand-lettered …

Books

9 Books About Money That Every Woman Should Read

<b>For much of my life,</b> <i>I dismissed personal-finance books. If I needed specific financial advice, there was Google, and I definitely didn’t want to get</i> …

Personal Finance

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

Women in Science

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Exclusive: Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> During his final moments in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama folded into thirds a handwritten letter to Donald Trump, slid it into an envelope, and in neat capital letters addressed it to "Mr. President."<p>Now, the contents of that letter -- the last direct communication between the …

Donald Trump

50 Things You Need to Eat by the End of Summer

There are many iterations of the summer bucket list. Some include going to the beach, hiking, or watching the fireflies outside on the back porch. …

Seasonal Food

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

16 awesome expressions to know before you travel to Italy

Italian is the language of heart-wrenching opera and poetic epics, but it is also a language which has multiple words for coat hanger and none for …

8 surprises you’ll uncover on a trip to Saskatchewan

SASKATCHEWAN IS HOME to shifting sand dunes and massive dark sky preserves, little prairie towns where you can eat crispy Oaxaca grasshoppers and …

The Reflective Level of Emotional Design

“Few products become iconic in people's lives in the way that, say, the Sony® Walkman® did. The iPod is quickly ascending to that status. Clearly …

Interaction Design

Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Are Now Available Online

McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity. If you were into sewing, or simply spent time as a child rummaging through patterns with your mother at the fabric store, these names will bring on a wave of nostalgia. And now, thanks to a fantastic online collection of vintage sewing patterns, it's time to dust of …

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

CNN

Canelés de Bordeaux

How to make caramel-crusted, custard-soft, ridiculously aromatic sweet pride of Bordeaux<p>In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk and …

Wimbledon 2017: When does it start, how can I get tickets and how much will they cost?

The British summer will truly begin on Monday 3 July, when the Wimbledon Championships will get underway for the 131st time.<p>World No 1 Andy Murray is …

30 everyday expressions to know before you travel to France

TRAVELERS visiting France can experience French as an appealing but also dumbfounding linguistic puzzle. It could be that the counterintuitive …

Seven Reasons Why Kids Should Read Poetry

It’s no secret that poetry isn’t taught in schools well. I say this as a former high school teacher, so I’m not hating on teachers or schools. I’m …

Teaching

Get Your Kids Coding With Sony’s Clever Building Blocks

Forget everything you think you know about programming: the long hours behind a screen, the lines of code stacking up, all that time spent debugging …

Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

Recipes

15 facts about Canada that will surprise you

1. It’s warmer than you think.<p>Not only does Vancouver Island’s Victoria get 30% less rainfall than Seattle, it has a 60° Fahrenheit year-round …

How to travel Barcelona with kids

Barcelona is one of the most partying European cities for adults, but the city has a whole other side that is often under the radar. Check out these …

Barcelona