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Emil Nolde: Colour is Life

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom<p>14<p>Jul<p>21<p>Oct<p>A master of colour, Emil Nolde (1867-1956) was known for his windswept landscapes, his depictions of the Berlin demi-monde and his portrayal of his South Seas travels. He was one of Germany’s greatest Expressionists and …

Art

Stairway to heaven: Jimmy Page’s castle is his home

Growing up in London, there was a house I was fascinated by. It looked like a mini castle with a tower; red-bricked and handsome, a portal to another time with its stained-glass windows. Back then, I had no idea who lived there. Later, I discovered it belonged to the guitarist and music producer …

Dining Rooms

A Harvard Psychologist Explains Why Your Brain Never Runs Out of Problems to Find

Thanks a lot, brain.<p>Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them?<p>It turns out that a …

Psychology

How A Fine Artist Built A Million-Dollar, One-Person Business That's True To Her Vision

Iris Scott, 34, makes her living finger painting. That might sound like nice work if someone else is paying your bills, but the Brooklyn artist—known for her impressionistic paintings of the natural world in psychedelic colors—is fully self-supporting. She broke $500,000 in revenue last year and …

Social Media

Israeli Archaeologists Have Discovered Fully Intact 2,300-Year-Old Pottery And Wine Amphorae Hidden In A Cave

Archaeologists believe the cooking vessels date back to the Hellenistic period.<p>Archaeologists have recently made the surprising discovery of a …

Archaeology

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Quantum Mechanics

6 Books For The Beach At The End Of The World

You know it's been a long year when people ask for summer reads and you find yourself recommending Cherie Dimaline's <i>The Marrow Thieves —</i> in which Indigenous North Americans band together to escape government hunters in the wake of societal collapse — as a comforting story. (Hey, at least …

Books

19 Translated Books to Add to Your Reading List This Summer

A Bäckström Novel<p>Leif G.W. Persson<p>Leif Persson served as an adviser to Sweden’s Ministry of Justice and is renowned for his work in criminal profiling, so who better to write Scandi-noir novels? In <i>The Sword of Justice</i>, DS Evert Bäckström celebrates when he receives news that mafia lawyer Thomas …

Books

Stop believing these 4 common misconceptions about success

These common beliefs can do you more harm than good.<p>There are myriad paths you can follow to success–but if you believe in some career myths, you’ll end up at the opposite end of successful: overworked, underpaid, and unhappy. What are these myths, and what should you believe instead? For the …

Self-improvement

Archaeologists Have Discovered A Mummy In Peru That Has Been Extraordinarily Well Preserved For 1,000 Years

The Peruvian mummy was found at the site of Pachacamac, and it is estimated that the individual was buried between the years 1000 and 1200 …

Great Gouda! World's oldest cheese found - on mummies

Remains discovered with mummies in China prove to be oldest known samples of cheese.<p>Vintage Gouda may be aged for five years, some cheddar for a decade. They're both under-ripe youngsters compared with yellowish clumps – found on the necks and chests of Chinese mummies – now revealed to be the …

Ancient Egyptian treasures uncovered in tomb near Valley of the Kings

Mummies, jewels and sarcophagi are among the 3,500-year-old treasures discovered in a goldsmith’s tomb in necropolis<p>A remarkable ancient Egyptian tomb has been discovered in the necropolis of Draa el-Naga, near Egypt’s famous Valley of the Kings.<p>The tomb consists of a small room at ground level and …

Archaeology

MUMMIES FROM A MYSTERIOUS ARCTIC CIVILIZATION FOUND IN THE PERMAFROST

The mummified bodies of an adult and a baby, both wrapped in copper, have been unearthed after being frozen in the Siberian permafrost for …

The Norge flight (1926)

Roald Amundsen wrote in his book about the Norge expedition that the plan to use an airship to fly over the Arctic Ocean was laid in Ny-Ålesund in …

Expedition to Mawson's Huts: a journey into Antarctica | Guardian Investigations

The Quest for the Collision Zone: An Arctic Expedition

<i>William E. Glassley | Excerpt adapted from</i> A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice<i> | Bellevue Literary Press |</i> …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement

A Scientific Guide to the Perfect First Date

First dates are tough. You're trying to make a good impression on someone, but you're also trying to read the person you're with and see if they're …

Bowie in America: how the US got under the singer's skin, and vice versa

David Bowie was dreaming of the country that would become his home since at least the 1960s. It fired his imagination, and his influence on US culture ran deep<p>“By the time I got to New York/I was living like a king,” sings David Bowie on Lazarus, his final single and also the title of the theatre …

David Bowie

On the Red Couch with Mike Lewis, Founder of When to Jump

Do you ever think to yourself: when is the right time to go do what you really want to? You know, drop everything and follow your dreams. When to Jump is a platform dedicated to just that. Mike Lewis, Founder and CEO, has created a global community featuring the people, stories and ideas related to …

This Artist Turns Produce Into Amazing Edible Art

This is *definitely* too pretty to eat. 😍🍎

Bizarre Buddhist Statue X-Ray Reveals Mummified Monk and 25 More Fascinating Random Facts

When researchers at the Netherland's Meander Medical Center placed a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue inside a CT scanner they discovered a …

Human Skeletons Found Under NYC's Washington Square Park

Construction workers discovered the bones of more than a dozen people.<p>These 19th-century skeletons have staked their claim on what is perhaps the last untapped real estate on Manhattan.<p>On Tuesday, construction workers discovered the bones of about a dozen people contained in a vault while upgrading …

How To Impress Hiring Managers During A Phone Interview

More and more companies are using phones for early screening. Here are some tips on how to impress the person on the other line.<p>Companies are increasingly using phone interviews at the early stages of screening candidates, before inviting them on-site for in-person interviews. This is a way to …

Employment

America's largest mass pirate burial ground uncovered after 300 years

America's largest pirate mass burial site has been discovered after 300 years, with more than 100 sets of remains offering clues to the crew's exploits.<p>Archaeologists believe the site is the last resting place of Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy's crew, who drowned when the Whydah Gally, their ship, was …

These 5 Speaking Habits Make People Want To Collaborate With You

The words you use can either turn people away or make them fall over themselves for a chance to work with you.<p>Everyone needs to know how to collaborate well, and you can practice that skill in many ways: by setting up working groups, lending a hand to your coworkers, and checking in to make sure …

Leadership

The brain link between coffee and cannabis

Coffee is a complex substance and — as a new study finds — its metabolic interactions are equally complex. Surprisingly, coffee influences the same …

Northwestern University

THE RIVER

Top 10 Nordic noir novels of 2017

<b>They’ve been saying it</b> wouldn’t last for a while now. And that tells you everything you need to know about Nordic noir. Although this year’s crop of …

The Darkness by Ragnor Jónasson

Coming March 2018<p>Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller …