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Blood for Blood

Love can be a powerful ally...or a lethal weapon.<p><i>Zytarri, Book 1</i><p><i>The Past...</i><p>Leora Saguna has become what her kind fear most—a blood huntress. Fueled …

Diabetes

Kayakers explore 110-year-old 'ghost ship'

Of all the unusual things one could come across while kayaking, an abandoned ship definitely takes the cake for most surprising discovery.<p>9 PHOTOS<p>Abandoned ship<p>See Gallery<p>Kayakers explore 110-year-old 'ghost ship'<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>of<p>SEE ALL<p>BACK TO SLIDE<p>…

Why We Just Can't Quit Our Obsession With Vampires

Vampires; zombies; vampires; zombies. Over the past few decades, we've waffled between the two. In the post-<i>Twilight</i> era, the undead took over for …

When Time Was Born: Renaissance-Period Clocks

Bill Rau<p>Led by third-generation owner and published fine art expert Bill Rau, M.S. Rau Antiques has grown by leaps and bounds since his grandfather …

Moors, Saints, Knights and Kings: The African Presence in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

BY RUNOKO RASHIDI*<p>The study of the African presence in history, whether in the African Diaspora or Africa itself, is a richly rewarding endeavor. In …

Vampires, werewolves and dragons at The Merrylin Cryptid Museum – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 6:15 pm, May 30, 2014 in Fun London<p>‘I do believe in fairies, I do, I do!’ It turns out Tinkerbell wasn’t just a figment of J.M Barrie’s …

The Brief Look at the Werewolf Through History

Since ancient times, the fusion of man and wolf has been the stuff of legend and folklore (“wer” was the word for “man” in old English, with “man” …

Dog People vs. Cat People: Who's More Outgoing? More Intelligent?

SAN FRANCISCO — "Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study.<p>People who said they were dog lovers …

Pets

Ambiverts: Keys to Their Success and How to Test if You Are One

Popularize by Carl Jung, the spectrum of extraversion-introversion is at the core of personality trait theories. When most of us think about …

Psychology

An Introvert’s Guide to Self-Promotion at Work: 5 Tips That Won’t Make You Wince

"So," says the black-suited interviewer, "tell me about your accomplishments."<p>If we fast forward five minutes, would you still be considering your reply? If you're an introvert, your mindgrapes might have hijacked your vocal cords and started a misguided inner monologue: "Does she want to know …

Margaret Mixter's beauty book from 1910 reveals bizarre advice for Edwardian ladies

Rub vigorously to lose your double chin and don't wash your hair on a cloudy day: Book from 1910 reveals bizarre beauty advice for Edwardian …

Hair

Introvert sensory overload recovery

WHEW. Y'all. I am tired. Worked all four days of New Orleans Jazz Fest (Thurs-Sunday) which meant talking to people all day long. ALL DAY. Very …

5 Strategies for Communicating When You Don't Even Like to Talk

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stereotypical entrepreneur talks to everyone easily, but introverts need not be discouraged. Reticence does not doom you to failure.<p>Social science finds at least a third, and maybe half, the population is introverted. Successful …

Weak Ankles May Bring Down Michelangelo's David

He may look fit, but researchers in Italy believe Michelangelo’s David is in danger of collapsing due to his weak ankles.<p>According to findings from Italy's National Research Council and the University of Florence, the famous marble sculpture has tiny cracks around its ankles that could cause a …

Mob Vengeance in 1891 New Orleans - Tempt Me Not...

Time travel with a darker twist. This is the basis for my erotic dark fantasy, Tempt Me Not," now on sale with other time travel romances at Amber …

Words Inside My Head

Let me speak to you of the man. Oh, yes, the man, and the feelings I did not understand.<p>I speak of love -- a love that has locked me here within …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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Wall Street

Why sex should never be whitewashed from the art world

Jonathan Jones responds to prudish critics who accuse him of turning Renaissance art into a 'pornotopia' – and explains why you should always go to galleries with sex on the brain<p>Is it merely prurient to want to know who a famous artist slept with? I don't think so. Personally I love to know what …

A guide to life for introverts

I am guilty of blogging away my anger and tears after struggling to connect with other people. I prefer staying at home or going to a quiet coffee …

Psychology

Moon Trance - Lindsey Stirling (Original Song)

Under the Skin, Only Lovers Left Alive, and a Brief History of the Art-Horror Film

<i>Under the Skin</i>, starring Scarlet Johansson as an alien come to Earth in human form, is being billed as a science-fiction film, and it is, on some …

50 Watts

Paul Veronese exhibition is sheer magnificence

<b>Theresa Thompson extols the genius of Paul Veronese</b><p>It was the ‘mere’ in the quotation that jarred. Written on the wall of the opening gallery of the …

Art

Art Antiques by Dr. Lori: Flowers in Renaissance and Baroque Art

Did you ever think that working in your garden could enhance your art collection? Recognizing flower forms may help you to cash in on fine …

The Arts

Research finds 70% of CIOs are introverts

Share<p>The majority (70 percent) of CIOs are introverts and have a tendency to get bogged down in detail, which can result in them struggling in a …

Luca, Leonardo, Albrecht and the search for the third dimension.

Many of my more recent readers will not be aware that I lost a good Internet friend last year with the unexpected demise of the history of art …

How to rock blogging: The beginner's guide

Want to start blogging? That's great! Having your own blog can help your career prospects by enhancing your online reputation and showing off (and improving) your writing skills.<p>From choosing the right platform (WordPress VS Blogger VS Tumblr) to some basic SEO, here's a 101 on how you can get …

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