Jenny Quinlan

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What is Fresco Art? Exploring the Ancient Technique of Painting on Plaster

The <b>fresco</b> is celebrated as one of the most significant mural-making techniques in the history of art. Though most commonly associated with art of the Italian Renaissance, the painting technique has been around for millennia, inspiring ancient and contemporary artists alike.<p>Created by painting …

Italy

The Pillow Book

• <b>Author:</b> Sei Shonagon & Meredith McKinney<p>A new translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the TALE OF GENJI, this is one of the major Japanese Classics.

The Truth Will Set You Free

• <b>Author:</b> Alice Miller<p>More than twenty years ago, a little-known Swiss psychoanalyst wrote a book that changed the way many people viewed themselves and their world. In simple but powerful prose, the deeply moving Drama of the Gifted Child showed how parents unconsciously form and deform the …

Archaeologists digging at Castle Hill have made their first find

Archaeologists have made their first discovery while digging at historic Castle Hill.<p>Work began this morning (Tuesday) when a large excavator began …

Archaeology

Mysterious World: World Famous Mysteries Solved

• <b>Author:</b> Albert Jack<p>From the best-selling author of Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for my Salad & They Laughed at Galileo.<p>Albert Jack's Mysterious World is a collection of the world's most famous and puzzling mysteries.<p>What really happened to the Mary …

How Wilkie Collins found sensation in ordinary life

In 1871, Thomas Hardy approvingly described “the sensation novel” as a “long and intricately inwrought chain of circumstance” that involved “murder, blackmail, illegitimacy, impersonation, eavesdropping, multiple secrets, a suggestion of bigamy, amateur and professional detectives”. Give or take a …

Literature

Car parked poorly in St Ives adorned with a dead fish, dog poo, rubbish and abusive notes - Cornwall Live

People in St Ives have taken out their anger on an inconsiderate motorist by decorating a poorly-parked car with abusive notes, half a gutted fish, a …

Afternoon Tea

The Twelve Caesars

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Graves and Others<p>As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. <i>The Twelve Caesars</i> chronicles the public careers …

Schools closed after Oklahoma parents threaten to castrate transgender child

An entire school district has been closed after parents threatened a transgender girl with castration and a beating because she used the girls’ …

LGBTQI

Plastic, warm seas and propellers – the Cornwall turtle is a modern parable

It’s a beachcomber’s nightmare: an enormous leatherback turtle slumped on a Cornish strand. The 1.8-metre-long animal, discovered on Sunday at Marazion beach, has since been necropsied (an animal autopsy) by researchers from the University of Exeter, who found plastic in its stomach. Leatherbacks, …

Turtles

Blackrock Community Centre trialling pilot summer camp for children with autism

Blackrock Community Centre are running a three day pilot summer camp for children with autism this week.<p>The summer camp commenced yesterday morning …

Autism

Adult Depression Linked to Gene Alteration from Childhood Emotional Trauma

Findings from a new study may have implications in relation to early childhood interventions and later targeted pharmacotherapies for MDD.

The Brain

Sweet Dog Noticed Emaciated Rescued Horse Was Scared, So She Went to Comfort Him! (VIDEO)

Animals have the best intuition, don’t they? And Molly the Golden Retriever is no exception, demonstrating this by knowing when another animal needed …

Cute Animals

Egyptian Myths And Legend

• <b>Author:</b> Donald Mackenzie<p>In this volume the myths and legends of ancient Egypt are embraced in a historical narrative which begins with the rise of the great Nilotic civilization and ends with the Græco-Roman Age. The principal deities are dealt with chiefly at the various periods in which they came …

Study: Prenatal Tdap vaccine doesn't increase autism risk in kids

Video<p>(WIVB) - A new study shows that the prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase the risk of Autism spectrum disorder in children.<p>That vaccine …

Autism

Unlucky armed robbers tried to hold up a Starbucks where armed police were getting coffee

A man attempting to hold up a Starbucks in Northampton chose exactly the wrong target for his robbery – as it turned out that the local police armed …

Coffee

Autism and Bullies: When Your ‘Friends’ Turn on You

—<br>You probably don’t know I have been hosting the Men’s Mental Health Social Interest Group ConvoCast (think live podcast where you can actively …

Autism

The Emotionally Absent Mother, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Jasmin Lee Cori, M.S., L.P.C.<p><b>The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed.</b><p>Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships—or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t …

Augustus

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Southern<p>The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five …

Vespasian

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Levick<p>From a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this volume examines the life and times of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements. Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor …

Julius Caesar

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Southern<p>Julius Caesar is part historical figure and part legend. He was a complex individual, a brilliant politician, a successful general, an accomplished psychologist. He grew up in a world where political and military careers were inextricably intertwined, and he excelled at …

Cardiff Airport scheme allows autistic boy to fly again

<b>When five-year-old Harrison went on his first holiday abroad his autism meant he became very stressed at the airport.</b><p>The experience made his mum, Marie Lao, feel she was not able to book another holiday for the last three years.<p>But Harrison can now look forward to another trip after a Cardiff …

Autism

Rare Second World War bomb shelter sign obliterated by blundering workmen in Deptford

A rare Second World War "ghost" bomb shelter sign has been obliterated by blundering workmen who painted over the London landmark.<p>The sign in Deptford, south-east London, which dates back more than 70 years, survived the Luftwaffe’s bombs during the Blitz, but was covered over in bright black and …

Remembrance Day

Oh My Gods

• <b>Author:</b> Philip Freeman<p><b>From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology.</b><p>The Greek and Roman myths have never died out; in fact they are as relevant today as ever in their sharp observations about human nature. For thousands of years they …

Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Worthington<p>Regarded as ancient Greece's greatest orator, Demosthenes lived through and helped shape one of the most eventful epochs in antiquity. His political career spanned three decades, during which time Greece fell victim to Macedonian control, first under Philip II and then …

Body cam video shows Texas officer handcuffing student with autism

The officer pinned the 10-year-old boy down and handcuffed in a classroom in Denton.

Law Enforcement

Serotonin Revived as a Possible Target for Autism Treatments

Boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social, according to a study published in <i>Nature</i>.<p>The study …

Neuroscience

Discourses and Selected Writings

• <b>Author:</b> Epictetus<p>Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a …

Opening Skinner's Box

• <b>Author:</b> Lauren Slater<p>A century can be understood in many ways - in terms of its inventions, its crimes or its art. In <i>Opening Skinner's Box</i>, Lauren Slater sets out to investigate the twentieth century through a series of ten fascinating, witty and sometimes shocking accounts of its key psychological …

Love the Sh!t Out of Yourself

• <b>Author:</b> Zoey Zoey Arielle<p><b>Build self-esteem through self-affirmation</b><br>----------<p><b>Daily affirmations build self-esteem:</b> The world is changing all around us with increasing speed, making most of us feel we have no control. We are so busy doing and being productive and bullet journaling our way through …