Alaa

68 Flips | 6 Magazines | 8 Likes | 4 Following | 23 Followers | @im_alaa | Keep up with Alaa on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alaa”

Why Every Child Needs To Be A 'Stretchy Thinker,' An Interview With Phyl Georgiou, Founder And CEO Of Tiggly

What is a "stretchy thinker?" I had the opportunity to chat with Phyl Georgiou, Founder and CEO of Tiggly, who talks about this unique term and how it applies to 21st-century learners.<p><b>1. Tiggly is a company that is considered within a new line of "TABLET toys." These toys combine real-world objects</b> …

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

Painting

Firefighter says breastfeeding photo was 'a representation of my Australia'

Angela Joy, a volunteer with Tallygaroopna fire brigade, says widely shared image has created a positive impression of Victoria’s Country Fire Authority<p>A volunteer firefighter whose photograph has been shared more than 3,000 times says she did not expect the image of her breastfeeding her …

Happy Couples Don't Do Great Things For The Other, But They Have These 11 Small Habits

Against popular opinion, what makes happy couples thrive are in the details. The little things does matter, and such small habits are strong and …

I Lost Myself in Motherhood

I miss the woman I used to be.<p>It's rising up again. That hot, burning feeling in my stomach. If I were to let it, this feeling would creep up through my chest and find its voice. But I would immediately regret anything it said aloud.<p>And all because my husband asked, "Honey, when will you be able to …

To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You

Have you ever been driven crazy by a coworker’s persistent questioning of what the team is doing, and why, and whether things could be done more efficiently—or have you been driven crazy by a colleague’s refusal to address those crucial questions?<p>Have you ever worked with someone who met deadlines …

Antony Micallef will change the face of modern portraiture

As Antony Micallef's new exhibition attacks the artifice of instant culture, this very modern expressionist tells <i>GQ</i> about the fears that forced him …

How To Transfer Prints To Wood

LADbible | LADbible is the home of entertainment, viral video, trending content and the latest news. We are the biggest community in the world for a social generation.

14 Women Artists Who've Changed The Way We Think About Design

Much like today, the design world of 1950s and '60s America buzzed with big names. Crack open a history book on the era and you'll find chapters devoted to them -- Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Isamu Noguchi, Donald Judd, Richard Serra. Except, unlike today, there was a discernible, if …

A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.<p>The world has multiplied and changed drastically in their …

Monzter: Artist Hides Monster Murals Inside Abandoned Buildings In Berlin

Berlin artist Kim Kwacz a.k.a Kim Köster presents his new work “Monzter”.<p>Like in his internationally known art projects “99 rooms” and “Ana Somnia“, …

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leonardo da Vinci

You may think you've heard all there is to know about the famed Renaissance man who painted the "Mona Lisa" and awed the world with sketches of …

Intimate Portraits of Mothers Embracing the Beauty of Their Postpartum Bodies

Mother of two Neely Ker-Fox has been utilizing her talents as a photographer to promote a more positive and supportive view of the human body, particularly the woman's postpartum figure, through her ongoing series titled <i>Perfect Imperfections</i>. “We as humans all have insecurities and we are all …

A Tale of 10 Tummies

We assume a lot about people, and especially about their bodies. Maybe it somehow seems more reasonable to make assumptions about the things we can see.<p>We make assumptions about people based on race, religion, sex and gender. We assume that if someone is fat, they must be unhealthy. If they are …

Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?

Since the dawn of human art-making, the divide has been clear: There are people who can effortlessly sketch an object's likeness, and people who …

Account Suspended

Turn rain gutters into fabulous shelving for the kids bed and living rooms

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Sculpture

15 Ways to Use Color Psychology to Create the Perfect Decor Palette

Quick, what’s your favorite color? Did you know that every color has a certain mood and psychological effect? For example, red literally makes our hearts beat faster while the color blue triggers a calm mood. There are even certain colors that make us lose our appetite. If you’re trying to create a …

Home Decorating

7 Parents' Dinner-Table Rituals That Make The Most Out Of Family Time

In most homes across America and in nearly every on-screen family, dinner scenes are the same: there’s dysfunction, yelling, spilled milk...or in Kevin McCallister’s case, soda.<p>Ultimately, it’s chaos.<p>Quiet family dinners are rare. But they can still be sacred!<p>We’ve partnered with Hidden Valley …

34 Stylishly Minimalist Bedroom Design Ideas

I continue spoiling you with minimalist eye-candies, and today the article is about minimalist bedrooms. Minimalism isn’t really popular for bedroom …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 7 Essential Strategies

What would bring true happiness to your household? A winning lottery ticket? A vacation home on a faraway beach? A new minivan free of pretzel crumbs? In fact, a growing body of research suggests that lasting family happiness isn't about momentous events or acquiring more things. It's about …

Before You Buy That Rothko - How The CIA Covertly Nurtured Modern Art As A Cold War "Weapon"

Most of you will be aware of the oligarch bidding wars for high end art at recent auctions held by Christie’s and Sotheby’s. In fact, the feeding …

Kids Benefit From Having A Working Mom

Here’s some heartening news for working mothers worried about the future of their children.<p>Women whose moms worked outside the home are more likely to have jobs themselves, are more likely to hold supervisory responsibility at those jobs, and earn higher wages than women whose mothers stayed home …

Motherhood

Karmapa America 2015

The 17th Karmapa Visits the USA<p>Ogyen Trinley Dorje, known as the seventeenth Karmapa, has returned from a journey around America with a great …