Diana Foster

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The Power of Sleep

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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who find themselves sleeping through work — you may one day find yourself working through sleep.<p>People who are fast asleep can correctly respond to simple verbal instructions, according to a study by researchers in France. They think this may help explain why you might wake if someone …

Brain Processes Information Even While Asleep, Says New Study

Contrary to popular belief, the brain is active in sleep and can perform tasks, according to a new study.<p>The sleeping brain continues to pick …

Rising Confidence in Online Higher Ed

By: Timothy Zimmer<p>Online higher education is steadily gaining favor as a credible alternative to the traditional classroom. According to a recent Gallup report, more U.S. adults agree or strongly agree that online colleges and universities offer high-quality education (37 percent) than did so in …

An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up With a Cup of Coffee

Well, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon heaven. And its name is The Barisieur.<p>As one who hates waking up early, it doesn’t get much better than this. …

Coffee

Enchanting Animated GIFs by Adrien Mérigeau - The Fox Is Black

Adrien Mérigeau is a French filmmaker and animator living in Ireland. Currently he works as a Concept Designer and Art Director at Cartoon Saloon …

15-Foot-Tall Crocheted Doilies Consume Gallery Walls

<i>Keeping Up Appearances</i> is an ongoing, site-specific installation project by Ashley V. Blalock in which she strings up huge crocheted, web-like doilies throughout different gallery spaces. The American artist uses bold red cotton and yarn to create forms that burst from corners and walls, and cover …

The Holy Austin Rock Houses at Kinver Edge, England

The Holy Austin Rock Houses at <b>Kinver Edge, England</b>.<p>Occupied until the 1950s and thought by many to be the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien’s hobbit holes, the quarters of Holy Austin Rock are carved directly into the sandstone cliff, with the oldest chambers dating back to the arrival of Christianity in England around 700 AD.

William Blake (English, 1757-1827), The Soul Hovering Over the Body Reluctantly Parting with Life, 1813, engraving,

William Blake (<i>English, 1757-1827</i>), <b>The Soul Hovering Over the Body Reluctantly Parting with Life</b>, 1813, engraving,<p>Portland Art Museum

Edith Piaf and Django Reinhardt  by Michael Ochs, Paris, late 1940s

Edith Piaf and Django Reinhardt by Michael Ochs, Paris, late 1940s

“What you want to be is a poet…To voice the real and at the same time create an image that is a world in itself, with its own coherence, …

<i>“What you want to be is a poet…To voice the real and at the same time create an image that is a world in itself, with its own coherence, its autonomy and sovereignty; an image that thinks.” –Luc Delahaye</i><p>On view at the Nailya Alexander Gallery is the first New York solo exhibition for the Russian photojournalist, Sergey Maximishin. The show accompanies a thoughtful new book Siberia: In the Eyes of Russian Photographers featuring work from over 50 photographers spanning the past 130 years.<p>Siberia …

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”–Bruce Lee 

<i>“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”–Bruce Lee</i><p>I came across the work of Michael Mapes quite by accident via the BBC. Seeing it for the first time online, however, I was struck with intense curiosity. How were these portraits constructed, and how much work went into creating them? On the off-chance, I sent Michael an email. We later spoke on the phone and arranged to meet in person to chat and to view his work.<p>Referencing Dutch Master portraiture, Michael Mapes,“specimens” …