Alia Shateerah

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Most Influential Buildings of 2017 Photos

It's not easy to narrow down the most influential buildings of any given year to just eleven—and 2017 was no exception. Throughout the world, some of the biggest names in architecture, along with a few rising stars, completed structures that seem destined to withstand the test of time. And though …

Stefano Pasqualetti completes "soothing and timeless" condos in Tribeca

Pebble-dashed stone, etched white marble and a sculptural black metal staircase feature in these residences in New York's Tribeca, styled by Italian …

How the Nazis Killed Christmas

Nazi leaders respun Christmas as a neo-pagan, Nordic celebration, greatly de-emphasizing the religious aspects of the holiday.<p><i>By</i> <i>Joe Perry</i><i>, associate</i> …

Religion

15 Psychological Conditions Named After Literary Characters

If you’re a chemist and you make a crucial discovery, chances are they’ll name the particle or compound after you. But psychologists have always had …

Alice In Wonderland

Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets: sources

The protracted question of who is buying beleaguered Yahoo may finally have an answer.<p>According to three reports published today, and our own sources, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch by way of AOL) is now the most likely company to snap up the company’s core assets — which include its search, …

11 Easy Industrial Interior Design Style Ideas

Read on for 11 easy industrial interior design style ideas that will transform a drab pad into the ‘loft’ of your dreams.

Interior Design

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Costa Rica

Inside the catacombs, buried history ties Jews to ancient Rome

ROME — Aristocratic Roman families have chosen the scenic environs of the Via Appia to build their villas for centuries. Shrouded by lush gardens and …

Venus 7

The length of the site and the horizontality of the context and views were the driving influences in the design of this house. Prominent walls were …

Architecture

Why So Many Artists Are Highly Sensitive People

Psychologists have found that the creative personality contains layers of depth, complexity and contradictions.<p><i>This excerpt is from the new book Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and HuffPost Senior Writer Carolyn Gregoire.</i><p>“The …

Creativity

12 Painfully Beautiful Poems That Will Give You So Many Feelings

"Come when the nights are bright with stars / Or when the moon is mellow"

Poetry

These Illustrations Of "Harry Potter" Locations Are Magical

Amanda Penley's "Harry Potter & Magical Places" project will bring you back into J.K. Rowling's world.

Harry Potter

Lady Jane Grey: why do we want to believe the myth?

The image of Lady Jane Grey, the abused child-woman and nine days queen, is encapsulated in a fraud. Why are we so keen to believe in an innocent, …

How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire.<p>Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a …

World History

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Charles Dickens and his family home

Louisa Price, curator of the Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street in London, shares seven lesser-known facts about Dickens and the family home …

The Parisian courtesans who entranced artists but never won respectability

To be a successful courtesan in 19th-century Paris was to embody a queasy contradiction: feted celebrity on the one hand; moral outcast on the other. A passion for a cocotte might drive a man to ruin – but rarely to matrimony.<p>At fashionable events the exquisite clothes and fabulous jewels of the …

In pictures: 19th-century surgery

From dissecting abdomens to pulling teeth; amputating limbs to performing caesarean sections, readers can now explore the gruesome history of …

In case you missed it… Your 60-second guide to heresy

<b>Thousands were burned at the stake for heresy in the 11th and 12th centuries. But what were their crimes, and how did these individuals – often known</b> …

6 Magna Carta myths explained

Dr Ariel Hessayon explores six common myths associated with Magna Carta, and reveals how our shared perception of it owes more to events in the 17th …

How to cope with writer's block

Author Angie Sage doesn’t really believe in writer’s block except as a roundabout way of admitting you’ve run out of ideas. Here are her top tips on how to get started again!<p>‘Writer’s block’ is a weird phrase. It implies that writing is an arcane art that channels a mysterious force—a force which …

Creative Writing

The politics of hair

Britons have long tried to make statements about themselves through the hair on their heads. From the ‘Henry VIII pageboy’ to twenties bobs via …

Julie Kagawa: 'We are always growing as writers, getting better with each story we tell'

Site member Tashtastic got to interview Julie Kagawa, as the last book in her Iron Fey series, The Iron Warrior, is published<p><b>If you could have dinner with three authors, dead or alive, who would it be and why?</b><p>Neil Gaiman, because he’s one of my favourite writers, Terry Brooks, to tell him one of …

Books

Top 10 Scottish children's books quotes

There’s a funny thing I’ve noticed about life. When you really dread something, it turns out not to be so bad. It’s the unexpected awful things that get you down.”<b><br>Elizabeth Laird</b>, Red Sky in the Morning<p>Look at the stars, how they shine and glow, some of the stars died a long time ago. Still they …

Books

Best Practices for Selling Your Book to Agents and Editors (or How to Avoid Being Delusional About Getting Published)

Deciding you're ready to publish is a huge deal; it's also the point where you hand over control to someone else, putting the power in the hands of an agent, an editor, the universe.<p>Most writers have traditional publishing aspirations. They want an agent to fall in love with their project and …

A Brash Brit’s Subversive Siege of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard has shaken the dust off the Classics world with her vivid vision. With her new book SPQR, she sees our modern life in the empire’s …

Ancient History

The craziest and most interesting questions Apple asks during job interviews

Working at Apple is incredibly fast-paced and challenging, and if you happen to be an engineer or designer at Apple, this dynamic is undoubtedly …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

How to think about Islamic State

Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver<p>Violence has erupted across a broad swath of territory in recent months: wars in …

Political Science

Read the Short Story Week young writer competition 2015-winning The Promise

<b>The Promise</b><p>I stand over him, knife poised to kill. Clenching my weapon in one hand, I pin him down on the ground with the other, my eyes fixated on his once handsome face. A single bead of sweat runs down his forehead, glistening in the flickering candle light. His lips are paralysed in a quivering …

Books