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I love BDSM: Beginners Guide to Erotic BDSM Games

I Love BDSM $5.99 from Amazon From my experiences with Ayzad’s books, I would struggle to adequately do him justice as an author. I jumped into the deep end with the first book I read by him BDSM: A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism that’s an encyclopedic wealth of information for those who are really into BDSM and knowledge in general. But that tome would be intimidating for someone who either isn’t sure about their interest or even the topic in general. Ayzad’s newest book, I Love...
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24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India

Can children’s rights be the scaffold for love in the care system?

Recently, Scotland has incorporated in its legislation the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This is part of an ambitious process aiming to reform the care system following a root-and-branch review led by care-experienced people. Its outcome, “The Promise,” has received cross-party support and is now entering its implementation phase.I have been using the UNCRC in my work since 1999 when I first started to work for children in state care. In my view, its provisions passed the tes...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Human Rights, Education, Scotland, Sociology, Romania, Journals, Albert Camus, Social work, Social Sciences, Lewis, UN Convention, Care System, Children's Welfare

Behold the Astronomicum Caesareum, “Perhaps the Most Beautiful Scientific Book Ever Printed” (1540)

Art, science, and magic seem to have been rarely far apart during the Renaissance, as evidenced by the elaborate 1540 Astronomicum Caesareum — or “Emperor’s Astronomy” — seen here. “The most sumptuous of all Renaissance instructive manuals, ” the Metropolitan Museum of Art notes, the book was created over a period of 8 years by Petrus Apianus, also known as Apian, an astronomy professor at the University of Ingolstadt. Modern-day astronomer Owen Gingerich, professor emeritus at Harvard Universi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Science, College, Harvard University, Getty, Charles, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Ferdinand, Lund University, Halley, Josh Jones, Charles V, Durham NC Follow, Gingerich

First English dictionary of ancient Greek since Victorian era ‘spares no blushes’

Words the most recent Greek lexicon translated as ‘to wench’ or ‘do one’s need’ have been given much earthier new readings for modern students of classicsVictorian attempts to veil the meanings of crude ancient Greek words are set to be brushed away by a new dictionary 23 years in the making. It is the first to take a fresh look at the language in almost 200 years and promises to “spare no blushes” for today’s classics students.The late scholar John Chadwick first came up with the idea to update...
Tags: Europe, Books, Greece, Education, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Higher Education, Language, Universities, Social history, University of Cambridge, Classics And Ancient History, Scott, Robert Scott

Who Decides What Words Get Into the Dictionary?

DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary Once upon a time, we were made to believe that words could never acquire sticks and stones’ capacity to wound. Talk about a maxim no longer worth the paper it was printed on! Language is organic. Definitions, usage, and our response to particular words evolve over time. Lexicographer Ilan Stavans’ TED-Ed lesson, Who Decides What’s in...
Tags: Facebook, Books, College, Language, Johnson, English Language, George, Webster, Merriam Webster, Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster, Ambrose Bierce, Ilan Stavans, Charles Merriam, Cawdrey, Stavans

5 Outfits Inspired by Young Adult Book Covers

Get inspired by your favorite YA reads!
Tags: Books, College, Inspiration, Reading, Book Covers, Casual Outfits, Clothing Inspiration

The 9 best books for growing your own herbs, according to experts

Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to get into gardening. Herbs can be grown indoors and with little space, perfect for beginners. Below are 9 books for herb gardening, from culinary herbs to herbal remedies. Creating and caring for a garden can be a fun way to spend time outside. But with any new skill, there's often a learning curve that can be a bit intimidating. Whether you're hesitant to commit to a big edible garden, don't have space, or prefer easing into a new hobby, o...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Education, Trends, Features, Herb Garden, Armstrong, AMY ARMSTRONG, Jeff Cox, Eddleston, Insider Picks, Lauren David, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, Education & Personal Development, Gladstar

Watch Accurate Recreations of Medieval Italian Longsword Fighting Techniques, All Based on a Manuscript from 1404

Given recent events, the prospect of hundreds of young men meeting on Facebook, then traveling from around the country to a central U.S. location might sound like reasonable cause for alarm. Yet a recent convention fitting that description had nothing to do with political violence but, rather, a celebration and appreciation of the name “Josh” (full disclosure: this writer did not attend). The gathering of the Joshes this past April in Nebraska could not have been more peaceful, including...
Tags: Facebook, Books, College, France, History, Nebraska, Lincoln, Josh, Josh Jones, Hema, Battaglia, Durham NC Follow, Josh Vinson Jr, Wiktenauer, Fiore de'i Liberi, Akademia Szermierzy

The 18 best books to read in your 20s, from memoirs to cookbooks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Your 20s are probably spent answering some fundamental questions and gaining basic skills. I asked my coworkers to share the books that were most important to them in their "defining decade." You'll find everything from essay collections and memoirs to money guides and cookbooks. As for many others, my 20s have been a decade of nonstop growth. From learning how to budge...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, Education, Cheryl Strayed, Trends, Walmart, Features, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Joan Didion, Jay, E-learning, Oliver, Stuart

Beautiful 19th-Century Indian Drawings Show Hatha Yoga Poses Before They Reached the West

Yoga as an athletic series of postures for physical health came into being only about 100 years ago, part of a wave of gymnastics and calisthenics that spread around the Western world in the 1920s and made its way to India, combining with classical Indian spirituality and asanas, a word which translates to “seat.”  Yoga, of course, had existed as a classical spiritual discipline in India for thousands of years. (The word is first found in the Rig Veda), but it had little to do with fitness, as ...
Tags: Health, Art, Facebook, Books, College, India, Religion, West, Pali, East, Henry David Thoreau, Swami Vivekananda, Singleton, Public Domain Review, Feuerstein, Mark Singleton

Affinities, a Book of Images to Celebrate 10 Years of The Public Domain Review

In a similar way to how Open Culture aims to distill in one place the web’s high-quality free cultural and educational media, so The Public Domain Review aims to help readers explore the vast (and sometimes overwhelming!) sea of public domain works available online — like a small exhibition gallery at the entrance to an immense network of archives and storage rooms that lie beyond. Celebrating curious and beautiful public domain images is at the very heart of what we do, and so it seem...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, College, Adam Green, Public Domain Review, Thames Hudson It, PDR Press Affinities

The Latest Unavoidable Editorial Notice

Periodically bloggers call a 30-second time out to step out of their virtual bodies and observe. Here we go again.The consciously-stated guiding principles here (staying on topic, avoiding making myself part of the story, and overall continence in rate of production) have been stetched over the years, and they're being stretched to the breaking point now. Where to go from here? On the topical front, it no longer seems constructive (or even possible) for every post to relate directly/explicitly t...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Education, Reading, Current Events, Jazz, Academia, BSB, CalArts, OfficeMax, Stefan Kac, DeBord, HFP, Bourdieu, Metablogging, Bibliographies

Exquisite Watercolors of Demons, Magic & Signs: Behold the Compendium Of Demonology and Magic from 1775

Noli me tangere, says the title page of the Compendium of Demonology and Magic: “Do not touch me.” For the book’s target audience, one suspects, this was more enticement than warning. Written in Latin (its full title is Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros) and German, the book purports to come from the year 1057. In fact it’s been dated as more than 700 years younger, though to most 21st-century beholders a book from around 1775 carri...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, College, Religion, America, Iran, History, Magic, Dan Brown, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, Colin Marshall, Public Domain Review, 21st Century Los Angeles

The Strangest Books in the World: Discover The Madman’s Library, a Captivating Compendium of Peculiar Books​ & Manuscripts

If you are a frequent reader of Open Culture, or the many blogs we tend to read — especially those concerned with the rare, unusual, and obscure — it’s likely you’ve encountered some of the books in The Madman’s Library, Edward Brooke-Hitching’s fantastic new volume of literary oddities. If not, you’re probably familiar with a few of the categories he identifies under his subtitle, “The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History.” These include “Books Made o...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 12-19

  Encino Neighborhood Council has 49 candidates running for 18 board seats and they will present their platforms on April 12 during a Zoom meeting. A view of a shopping area on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and gree...
Tags: Books, Gardening, Education, La, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Malibu, Joyce Carol Oates, Wilkie Collins

Musa Okwonga: ‘Boys don’t learn shamelessness at Eton, it is where they perfect it’

The writer and podcaster talks about his private school days, and why a system that prides itself on creating leaders is selling Britain shortRead an extract from his memoir One of Them belowIt’s 1996 in a perfectly ordinary suburb just north of Heathrow airport. A teenage boy and his sister are on their way to the optician. Walking under a railway bridge, they pass a man who slows down and gives the boy a stare “as startling as scalding water”. He can’t stop thinking about it all through the ap...
Tags: Books, Education, Culture, Britain, Heathrow, Schools, Autobiography and memoir, Private Schools, Musa Okwonga, Eton, Eton College

The 27 best beach reads to dive into this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Beach reads are highly entertaining books that you can't put down. No matter the genre, these beach reads are an immersive escape, whether you're on vacation or not. Below are our 27 best beach read recs, including YA, romance, thriller, and non-fiction books. Beach reads used to be known as mindless, mass-market paperbacks with shirtless men on the cover that we&#...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, London, Education, Australia, Life, White House, Summer, America, Trends, Features, Reading, Britain, Italy

The History of Tattoos Gets Beautifully Documented in a New Book by Legendary Tattoo Artist Henk Schiffmacher (1730-1970)

I always think tattoos should communicate. If you see tattoos that don’t communicate, they’re worthless. —Henk Schiffmacher, tattoo artist Tattooing is an ancient art whose grip on the American mainstream, and that of other Western cultures, is a comparatively recent development. Long before he took up—or went under—a tattoo needle, legendary tattoo artist and self-described “very odd duck type of guy,” Henk Schiffmacher was a fledgling photographer and accidental collector of tattoo lore. ...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Design, College, Amsterdam, Jesus, Hero, Hunter, Facebook Twitter, Diane Arbus, Henk Schiffmacher, Taschen, Pippi Longstocking, Hanky Panky, America Britain

Women Street Photographers: The Web Site, Instragram Account & Book That Amplify the Work of Women Artists Worldwide

via Colossal Related Content:  Meet Gerda Taro, the First Female Photojournalist to Die on the Front Lines Take a Visual Journey Through 181 Years of Street Photography (1838-2019) Vivian Maier, Street Photographer, Discovered Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC. Follow him at @jdmagness Women Street Photographers: The Web Site, Instragram Account & Book That Amplify the Work of Women Artists Worldwide is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and G...
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4 Outfits Inspired by Young Adult Book Covers

Don't just judge a book cover, take style inspiration from it.
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To All The Places I’ve Had Sex Before

To All The Places I've Had Sex Before $18.99 from Laux Going back to school has left me with little time for leisure reading. I anticipated that hobbies such as video games would take a back seat, but I’ve been such an avid reader over the last few years that I didn’t see it coming. But with as much reading as I have to do for my classes, I haven’t wanted to do much else of it. Fortunately, my second semester has provided me a bit more time to read for pleasure. Even more fortunately for m...
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43 of the best fantasy books to help you escape reality

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge cult followings, with readers devouring 800-page journeys through mythical worlds.There are a ton of sub-genres so any reader can find something that interests them.This list has epic classics like "The Lord of the Rings" and new favorites breaking the genre's norms.If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" w...
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Haruki Murakami Has Created New T-Shirts Featuring Words & Imagery from Norwegian Wood, 1Q84 and More

Haruki Murakami is a novelist, but for some time his name has been no less a global brand than, say, Uniqlo’s. Though both the man and the clothing company happen to have come into existence in Japan in 1949, this comparison goes beyond mere nationality. In their homeland, both Uniqlo and Murakami came into their own in the 1980s, the decade when the former opened its first casual-wear shop and the latter published the name-making A Wild Sheep Chase and the cultural phenomenon that was Norwegia...
Tags: Google, Asia, Books, Fashion, Japan, College, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Kafka, Uniqlo, The Beach Boys, Honolulu, Facebook Twitter, Murakami, Knopf, Colin Marshall

When Sci-Fi Legend Ursula K. Le Guin Translated the Chinese Classic, the Tao Te Ching

Brenda (laughing): Can you imagine a Taoist advertising agency? “Buy this if you feel like it. If it’s right. You may not need it.” Ursula: There was an old cartoon in The New Yorker with a guy from an advertising agency showing his ad and the boss is saying “I think you need a little more enthusiasm Jones.” And his ad is saying, “Try our product, it really isn’t bad.” Perhaps no Chinese text has had more lasting influence in the West than the Tao Te Ching, a work so ingrained in our culture by...
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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Tao Te Ching: How the Sci-Fi Legend Created a Landmark Rendition of the Taoist Classic (1997)

Brenda (laughing): Can you imagine a Taoist advertising agency? “Buy this if you feel like it. If it’s right. You may not need it.” Ursula: There was an old cartoon in The New Yorker with a guy from an advertising agency showing his ad and the boss is saying “I think you need a little more enthusiasm Jones.” And his ad is saying, “Try our product, it really isn’t bad.” Perhaps no Chinese text has had more lasting influence in the West than the Tao Te Ching, a work so ingrained in our culture by...
Tags: Google, Books, Gender, College, China, Religion, US Postal Service, Literature, Ursula, Ursula K Le Guin, Leo Tolstoy, Jones, Tao, Facebook Twitter, Ursula Le Guin, Le Guin

Why the Flood of Musician Memoirs? An Exploration by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #84 There’s been an explosion of rock and roll autobiographies in recent years, with pretty much every music legend (and many others) being invited by some publisher or other to write or dictate their story. What’s the particular appeal of this kind of recounting, what’s the connection between writing and reading these books on the one hand and producing and listening to the actual music on t...
Tags: Google, Books, Music, Podcasts, College, Chicago, Rolling Stone, Mark, Laura, Facebook Twitter, Debbie Harry, John Andrew Fredrick, Oakland Press, Andy Powell, Chris Frantz, Jim Peterik

A List of 132 Radical, Mind-Expanding Books from Rage Against the Machine

If you like Rage Against the Machine, but don’t like their “political bs,” you haven’t actually listened to Rage Against the Machine, whose entire raison d’être is contained within the name. What is “the Machine”? Let’s hear it from the band themselves. Singer Zack de la Rocha pointed out that the title of their second album, 1996’s Evil Empire, came from “Ronald Reagan’s slander of the Soviet Union in the eighties, which the band feels could just as easily apply to the United States.” The Mach...
Tags: Google, Books, Music, Politics, College, United States, Ronald Reagan, Mtv, Miles Davis, Billy Bragg, James Joyce, Henry Miller, Rage Against The Machine, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau

Anthony Bourdain Talks About the Big Break That Changed His Life–at Age 44

In 1999, Anthony Bourdain’s career seemed to have stalled. While his “principal vocation remained his position as executive chef” at New York’s Les Halles, restless intelligence and wanderlust kept him looking for other opportunities. “He was 43 years old, rode hard and put up wet,” writes Elizabeth Nelson at The Ringer, “a recovering addict with a number of debts and a penchant for finding trouble in failing restaurants across the city.” He had fought for and won an undeniable measure of ...
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How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time

Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s how many pages Eliza Zhang has scanned over her ten years with the Internet Archive, using Scribe, a specialized scanning machine invented by Archive engineers over 15 years ago. “Listening to 70s and 80s R&B while she works,” Wendy Hanamura writes at the Internet Archive blog, “Eliza spends a little time each day reading the dozens of books she handles. The most challenging part of her job? ‘Working with very ol...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Wikipedia, Time, Libraries, Archives, University Of Illinois, Bureau of Land Management, Facebook Twitter, Zhang, Eliza, Freeland, Josh Jones, Brewster Kahle, Kahle

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