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Sensorial Self-Portraits - Photographs by Edu Monteiro | LensCulture

Perhaps some of the most profound, memorable and haunting works of art emerge when an artist directly confronts his or her own fears, and pushes himself or herself to move way outside the “comfort zone” in an effort to experience heightened feelings, increased awareness and new insights. Brazilian …

How Peggy Guggenheim Became The Queen of Modern Art

Hers is one of the premier collections of modern art in the world, and Peggy Guggenheim’s private life was as passionate and colorful as her …

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble

Whether you consider winning at <i>Scrabble</i> a case of extreme luck or supreme spelling ability, here are 10 words that—if conditions are right—will help …

Onlookers Mistake Fallen Construction Crane at Dallas Museum of Art as an Art Installation

Last week a large truck-mounted construction crane abruptly tipped over during the erection of a party tent at the Dallas Museum of Art. The crane’s …

The Original True Crime Murder Mystery That Gripped America

In 1956, a decade before In Cold Blood, Meyer Levin’s Compulsion thrilled readers with the grisly tale of the Leopold and Loeb murder and launched a …

David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance

“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”<p>The equilibrium between productivity and presence is one of the hardest things to master in life, and one of the most important. We, both …

A crystal that enables you to breathe underwater without the need for oxygen tanks has been invented

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10 Houses Built Around Trees

Some might say that tree houses are just for kids, but the architects of these innovative homes might beg to differ.<p>1. The glass-enclosed tree<p>The …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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24 Rare Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless

21. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara fishing in 1960.<p>Kizaz<p>Advertisement<p>22. The aftermath of D-Day as two boys watch from a tree while American soldiers …

Mysterious, soft, and wonderfully-brushy work of Benjamin Bjorklund

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

The strange world of felt presences

On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an attempt to reach help for the rest of their party: three of their crew were stuck on …

Cognition

Why museums hide masterpieces away

In major museums around the world, some truly great works of art are hidden away from public view. What are they – and why can’t we see them? Kimberly Bradley finds out.<p>The numbers don’t lie. At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 24 of 1,221 works by Pablo Picasso in the institution’s permanent …

Here's the Apocalyptic Painting Leonardo DiCaprio Just Purchased

The actor reportedly bought 'Nachlass, 2015' by Jean-Pierre Roy at PULSE.<p>The early sales of Armory Week have drawn headlines, but one particular sale, or buyer rather, caught our eye today: Leonardo DiCaprio. Copenhagen's Gallery Poulsen reportedly sold a painting to the actor by Brooklyn-based …

How Richard Estes Makes His Paintings of New York More Accurate Than Photographs

The painter Richard Estes got his start in the least truthful of industries. As a young artist in the ’60s, he worked on Madison Avenue illustrating ad campaigns. The jobs required him to realistically misrepresent reality. By the time he had his first gallery show in 1968, he could paint pretty …

Art

Huge catfish caught in Italy will make you stay out of the water for good

This Swedish power plant will warm hearts with rainbows

This is the latest example we've seen of Northern Europe acting like its living 15 years in the future: a gorgeous biomass power plant encased in a rainbow-colored geodesic dome. The project was commissioned by the city of Uppsala in Sweden, with the plans drawn up by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels …

10 Exceptionally Clever Female Con Artists

You've heard of "con men"—short for confidence men—but what about the con women of the world? Some deceitful dames used their wits and well-laced …

Books

Visit the enigmatic Georgian city with its Byzantine churches and domed bathhouses; plus a lambing holiday in Scotland and luxury in Palma, Mallorca<p><b>Why go?</b> <br>Neither Asian nor fully European, Georgia mixes an intoxicating cocktail of eastern and western influences, spiked with a generous shot of …

Travel

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Private pharmacists are treating A&E patients in effort to ease hospital crisis

Private pharmacists are helping to treat A&E patients for the first time in a trial to see if the move can ease pressure on hard-pressed hospitals.<p>A trial in Manchester that has involved them seeing patients with minor injuries and common ailments such as burns, scalds and sprains, is likely to be …

Physiology

Related Maps

Eater editors get asked one question more than any other: Where should I eat <i>right now</i>? NYC dining obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, and what is going to be the next big hit in the greatest dining city on earth. So here it is, a guide to the hottest restaurants in Manhattan this …

Dining Rooms

Wall Mount Weatherproof Shoe Storage

Finding a quick, clean, convenient way to store your shoes is easier said than done, and it’s even more difficult when you start talking about shoes …

Son challenges Belgian law after mother’s 'mercy killing’

Tom Mortier, whose mother was killed by lethal injection at her own request due to depression in a Brussels hospital in April 2012, takes landmark euthanasia case to European Court of Human Rights<p>A Belgian man is going to the European Court of Human Rights after his depressed mother was killed by …

Human Rights

Lecherous Nuns and Priests, Murder Plots and Coverups: Meet the Mother Superior of Catholic Scandals

In the 19th century, a scandal involving sex and murder at a Rome convent ensnared practically every major player in the church hierarchy.<p>Nuns using …

Portugal Offers Citizenship to Descendants of Expelled Jews

Portugal approved this week new rules for granting citizenship to descendants of the nation’s Sephardic Jewish community. The landmark move was first …