Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales Are Full of Lies: Unicorns Were Real, Lived with Humans and Weren’t that Cute

The boxes of toy princess products and the bedrooms of children across this nation are covered in resplendent, striding unicorns.<p>Well, according to …

Evolution

Top 10 STEPS TO A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

Creating Successful Relationships<p>Our favorite romantic films and fairy tales are packed with images of love and stories of happily ever after. Our …

Relationships

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

<i>Trigger warning: this post discusses sexual and non-sexual violence.</i><b>Once upon a time…</b>A king fell in love with his daughter and would marry none but …

Books

Seanan McGuire Tells Us Where Dragons Come From

Seanan McGuire knows a lot of things: among them where dragons come from. The popular urban fantasy writer spoke with us at SDCC 2017.<p><b>Unbound Worlds:</b> …

Books

The Useful Dangers of Fairy Tales

Someday, my daughter will ask me why there are so few mothers in fairy tales.Or rather, why there are so few <i>living</i> mothers. Mothers are nowhere and …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Artist Delicately Cuts Paper to Mimic the Intricate Beauty of Fluid Ink Drawings

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>In the right hands, an X-ACTO knife can be as precise as a newly sharpened pencil. Japanese artist Kiri Ken, aka Cutting Sword, masterfully …

Illustration

Origins of ancient fairytales mapped using genomic data

Our DNA may have the answer to how traditional folktales travel across the world.<p>Nearly 600 famous folktales have been traced for their origins in …

Anthropology

A Preview of Gen Con 50

Z-Man Games invites you to join us for the best four days in gaming! Gen Con 50 is right around the corner and if you’re planning to attend we want …

Board Games

7 Annual Competitions Every Architecture Student Should Try at Least Once

When you’re used to the grind of architecture school, breaks can hit you like rain on a warm day—cool at first, but terribly annoying soon enough. …

Locarno: ‘Good Manners’ Creators on Latino Genre, Walt Disney, Fairy Tales

World premiering at Locarno, ‘Good Manners’ is a flagship for Brazil’s auteur genre cinema<p>LOCARNO, Switzerland — Grounded in an only-half fantasy Sao …

Celebrity News

3 Destructive Relationship Myths Even Self-Aware People Believe

"You should never let someone else hold the key to your happiness."...

Relationships

America’s Preschools Aren’t Gay Enough, Taxpayer-Funded University Of Michigan Sociologist Warns

'Heterosexuality is always assumed, expected, ordinary, and privileged'

University of Michigan

After woman ditches flight for date, Tinder reimburses her

One fairytale romance<p>Writer Erin Kim had a tough choice at hand: her flight ahead from Rome or the promise of a romantic date night. The latter, no …

Relationships

One Daiquiri, Hold the Rum: New Orleans for the Whole Family

Loading<p>With the infusion of new blood in New Orleans came New Yorkers. I don't know if the owner is from New York, but his New York style pizza has …

New Orleans

Once Upon a Plot: Retelling Myths and Fairytales

OhmygoshitisWednesdayandthatmeansitistimeforMEEEEE!!!!! In other words, it’s Squatter’s Rights Wednesday with me, Cait Reynolds. Today, I’m going to …

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Fairy tales overcome nightmares at South Korea’s militarised border town | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jul 26, 2017 06:15 am | Updated Date: Jul 26, 2017 …

South Korea

A fairy tale from 2050

Donald Trump and the triumph of anti-politics<p>Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land.<p>When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a time — a time before the world splintered into a million pieces …

Liberal View

I Create My Own Fairy Tales On Paper

My passion is art in all kinds. I create my own fairy tales on paper. Watercolor and ink are tools for me, because I love graphic. My favorite fairy …

Illustration

The Beauty, Wealth, Amiable People — 22 Fascinating Color Photos of Hawaii in 1959

The image and legend of Hawaii as a tropical paradise endures for countless reasons. Few places on earth can boast more dramatic or romantic …

Hawaii

This husband bought his wife the Disneyland bench where he proposed, because fairy tales are real

If you live in Southern California, cementing your love with a trip to Disneyland is kind-of a ~thing~. If you don’t live near the Happiest Place on …

Walt Disney Company

3 Fairy Tales That Are Ruining Your Relationships, Including the Idea of Soulmates

The idea of a soulmate or Prince Charming may sound romantic, but it's these kinds of unrealistic expectations that could be destroying your relationships. Contrary to what romantic comedies and TV shows depict, "true love" is rarely waiting for you at your doorstep.<p>I spoke with relationship expert …

Relationships

'The Wolf's Bite' Is a One-on-One Choose Your Own Adventure Inspired by Fairy Tales

Choose your own adventure games are very popular on mobile, but the upcoming <i>The Wolf's Bite</i> is hoping to offer a different take by adding competition …

Choose Your Own Adventure

The Appeal of the Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Why write dark versions of children’s stories? Why retell or reimagine those stories at all? I’ve written three books based on classic children’s novels now – <i>Alice</i> and <i>Red Queen</i> were dark reimaginings of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> and <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i>, and <i>Lost Boy</i> is an …

Horror Movies

Enchanting Headdresses Inspired by Elysian Fantasy and Fairytales

Once upon a time, San Francisco-based designer Rachel Sigmon worked as a licensed cosmetologist and professional makeup artist. After realizing that she would “rather be a starving artist than a slave to [her] shears,” however, the mother-of-three decided to follow her passion and move in a …

Art

Feminist Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, a woman and a man had the same job. They were paid the same amount. The end.<p>Once upon a time, a woman didn’t wear make-up. No one …

Women's News

Women Who Have Given Me Magical Books

The other day, I discovered my copy of Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, and had a flashback. This book came from Jen who somehow could read me …

Books

What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?

It seems like this advice changes all the time.<p>If you track airfares regularly, you’re probably convinced prices are set by a group of chimpanzees throwing darts at a newspaper somewhere outside Toledo. That seems like the only way to explain why a flight from Chicago to Dallas costs $300 on …

Air Travel

Book Of Feminist Fairytales Outsells ‘Harry Potter’

Sensational feminist fairytales authored by two women, who suffered sexist abuse, has now outsold Harry Potter in the U.K., the homeland of author …

Harry Potter

I'm Strong Enough To Pack Up And Move On

I started to pack up my house.<p>I'm not going anywhere yet, but I thought it would be a good project for the summer, to start getting rid of books and …

Canadian News

Right-Wing 'News' Sites Distract From Nightmare Trumpcare With Scary Fairy Tales Of Freedom Lost

Do you know people who like to watch horror movies? It’s puzzling why people want to have the bejeezus scared out of them, but to each his own. When it comes to politics, however, fear is a useful thing. In fact, there’s no better way to divert the attention of people away from, for example, the …

Media Industry