A 3,000-Year-Old Painter’s Palette from Ancient Egypt, with Traces of the Original Colors Still In It

It’s a good bet your first box of crayons or watercolors was a simple affair of six or so colors… just like the palette belonging to Amenemopet, vizier to Pharaoh Amenhotep III (c.1391 – c.1354 BC), a pleasure-loving patron of the arts whose rule coincided with a period of great prosperity. Amenemopet’s well-used artist’s palette, above, now resides in the Egyptian wing of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over 3000 years old and carved from a single piece of ivory, the palette is mar...
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A Magical Look Inside the Painting Process of Studio Ghibli Artist Kazuo Oga The magic of Studio Ghibli’s films owes much to their characters: the high-flying Princess Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; the World War I-fighter ace-turned-swine Porco Rosso; the spirited ten-year-old Chihiro, spirited away into the realm of folklore; the dog-raccoon-bear-cat forest spirit known only as Totoro. But to understand what makes these figures come alive, we must remember that they inhabit living worlds. A Ghibli production stan...
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An Origami Samurai Made from a Single Sheet of Rice Paper, Without Any Cutting Origami artist Juho Könkkölä spent 50 hours folding an origami samurai from a single square sheet of paper, with no cutting or ripping used in the process. He describes his process on Reddit: Folded from a single square sheet of 95cm x 95cm Wenzhou rice paper without any cutting. The finished size of the work is 28cm x 16cm x 19cm. Only dry and wet folding techniques were used to fold the model. It took 2 months to design and 1 month to fold, a...
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Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy Are Now Free Online, Courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery

We know Dante’s Divine Comedy—especially its famous first third, Inferno—as an extended theological treatise, epic love poem, and vicious satire of church hypocrisy and the Florentine political faction that exiled Dante from the city of his birth in 1302. Most of us don’t know it the way its first readers did (and as Dante scholars do): a compendium in which “a number of medieval literary genres are digested and combined,” as Robert M. Durling writes in his translation of the Inferno. These lit...
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Coupons & Sales: Topshop Student Sale, 50% off H&M, 70% off Madewell, 60% off Nordstrom, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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What Can You Do About QAnon?: A Short Take from Documentary Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson You know that QAnon supporters figured prominently in the Capitol insurrection. Two QAnon conspiracy theorists now hold seats in Congress. And perhaps you read the disturbing profile this weekend about the QAnon supporter who attended the elite Dalton School in Manhattan and then Harvard. So–you’re maybe thinking–it’s finally worth understanding what QAnon is, and what we can do about it. Above, watch a 10 minute Op-Doc from filmmaker Kirby Fer...
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How Levi’s 501 Jeans Became Iconic: A Short Documentary Featuring John Baldessari, Henry Rollins, Lee Ranaldo & More In his memoir Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere, the American Japanologist John Nathan remembers evenings in the 1960s spent with Yukio Mishima, whose work he translated into English. “I listened raptly as he recited passages from The Tale of the Heike that revealed the fierceness and delicacy of Japan’s warrior-poets, or showed me the fine calibration of the Chinese spectrum,” Nathan writes. “One night he stood up abruptly from behind h...
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Ursula K. Le Guin Stamp Getting Released by the US Postal Service

Here’s one thing that’s going right with America’s decaying postal system. They write on the USPS web site: “The 33rd stamp in the Literary Arts series honors Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018), who expanded the scope of literature through novels and short stories that increased critical and popular appreciation of science fiction and fantasy. The stamp features a portrait of Le Guin based on a 2006 photograph. The background shows a scene from her landmark 1969 novel “The Left Hand of Darkness,” in...
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Take a New Virtual Reality Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

You can go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, and in real life at that. This isn’t true of all the world’s great art institutions, still shut down as many are by measures in response to the past year’s coronavirus pandemic. But then, none of them have offered a digital visiting experience quite like The Met Unframed, recently launched in partnership with cellphone service provider Verizon. For a period of five weeks, anyone can join and freely roam a virtual reconstruction, or rather reim...
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Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Energy Accumulator Was Beloved by William S. Burroughs and Banned by the FDA: Find Plans to Build the Controversial Device Online

Was Austrian Marxist psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich a trenchant socio-political thinker or a total crank? A fraud or a prophet? Maybe a little from each column, at different times during the course of his bizarre career. An enthusiastic student of Sigmund Freud, Reich applied his teacher’s theories of repressed libido to the frightening political theater of the 1930s, writing against the spread of Nazism in his prescient 1933 book The Mass Psychology of Fascism. Here, Reich brought Marx and Freud ...
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Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Network Effects Using a Digital Platform Merger

With heated debate over antitrust regulation of online platforms, this study finds that when a larger platform acquired its greatest competitor, users were not better off with a single platform compared to two competitors, despite marked efficiency improvements experienced by the acquiring platform. [Author: by Chiara Farronato, Jessica Fong, and Andrey Fradkin]
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The Deadliest Garden in the World: Visit Alnwick’s Poison Garden in Northumberland, England The mind reels to think of all the early humans who sacrificed themselves, unwittingly, in the prehistoric quest to learn which plants were safe to eat, which were suitable for healing, and which would maim or kill whoever who touched them. Even now, of course, the great majority of us rely on experts to make these distinctions for us. Unless we’re steeped in field training and/or folk knowledge, it’s safe to say most of us wouldn’t have a clue...
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First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
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Best of 2020: Fashion, Beauty, College Essentials, and More!

All of my favorites from an unforgettable year, to say the least.
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Hautelinks: Inauguration Looks, Things to Look Forward to, JLo’s Skincare Line, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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Innovative Pinscreen Animations of Kafka’s “Before the Law”, Gogol’s “The Nose” & Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” (1932-1972) What do Franz Kafka, Nikolai Gogol, and Modest Mussorgsky have in common? They stand alone among their peers for their darkly humorous sensibilities, fascination with the grotesque, imaginative takes on cultural traditions, and a predisposition for the proto-surreal. Like the odd figure lurching through the first movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, they are gnomic artists: enigmatic and ambiguous, given to the aphoristic in stor...
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End medical school grades

There should be no grades in medical school. Forty-something percent of applicants get accepted to one or more medical schools. To even apply to medical school, one needs to have not only graduated or be on track to graduate college, but also needs to have passed the MCAT and have the support of a pre-medical […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Reflections on My Relationship with Stuff today at (in)courage

My mother liked to say that stuff is a good Bible word. Although it sounds casual and not-very-biblical, stuff is found in thirteen verses in the King James Version, such as 1 Samuel 25:13 which says, “. . . and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.” When my family sold our home of fifteen years and bought another at the end of November, it revealed a lot about my relationship with stuff, not only the areas where my relationship with it is healthy ...
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The Demise of the SAT2 Subject Tests: Good News or Bad News for College Admission?

This week there was a general outcry of “huzzah” and “hallelujah” in College Admissions Land.  The College Board announced yesterday that the SAT2 Subject Tests would be eliminated.As the Munchkins of Oz might have sung, “Ding Dong, The Wicked Subject Tests are Dead!”But, as with the death of any reviled demon, the question remains, “what’s next”?What will this mean for competitive students?  What will it mean for the elite colleges that have required them?  What will it mean for the College Boa...
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The 9 best online courses, apps, and books to start learning German

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider German can be a fun but tricky language to learn, especially when it comes to grammar.Below are platforms, apps, courses, books, and websites to help you learn German, including Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, and .Read more: 9 cheap and free online French classes to help beginners build their vocabulary, fix their grammar, and perfect pronunciationSign up for Insider Reviews' weekl...
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A man taking a college-entrance exam in Tokyo was disqualified for refusing to keep his mask over his nose

A woman holds a face mask in her hands. Nico De Pasquale Photography/Getty Images A 49-year-old man in Tokyo was disqualified from college-entrance exams for not wearing a mask. The man was told six times to pull his mask up, but he didn't. When he was barred from the test, he hid in the bathroom and refused to leave until he was arrested. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Japanese man was disqualified from taking the college-entrance exams after he repeatedly refused t...
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Government leaders, houses of worship pause to honor victims of pandemic

Beth Gramling rings a bell during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Church members join in the vigil in from a safe distance in their car during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, J...
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3 steps a millennial couple took to pay off $118,000 of student-loan debt in just one year

Karen Akpan owed over $69,000 in student-loan debt, while her husband owed $40,000. Karen Akpan Millennial couple Karen and Sylvester Akpan paid off $118,000 of student-loan debt in one year. Akpan told Insider she was inspired by Dave Ramsey's "gazelle intensity" method. They took 3 steps: selling their house to buy an RV, creating a budget, and increasing their income. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For Karen Akpan, 2020 ended on a high note. She and her husband, Syl...
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Trending Accessories 2021: 15 Trendy Items You Definitely Need to Try This Year

Keep up with all the trends this year with these items!
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Let’s Make Room To Play

We’ve heard a lot about bringing more play into the workspace, how about bringing more work into the play space? That’s one of the ideas behind Room To Play’s Play+ Collection: how best to structure an environment that inherently helps to integrate learning and play Play+ is child-friendly and kid-safe. Comprised of a range of seating, tables, modular elements, mats, interactive landscapes, and storage, the collection invites carefree play while also facilitating learning. ...
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Innovatiive Pinscreen Animations of Kafka’s “Before the Law”, Gogol’s “The Nose” & Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” (1932-1972) What do Franz Kafka, Nikolai Gogol, and Modest Mussorgsky have in common? They stand alone among their peers for their darkly humorous sensibilities, fascination with the grotesque, imaginative takes on cultural traditions, and a predisposition for the proto-surreal. Like the odd figure lurching through the first movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, they are gnomic artists: enigmatic and ambiguous, given to the aphoristic in stor...
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Prince’s First Television Interview (1985) By 1985, Prince had made appearances on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live, toured the world several times, and released seven studio albums, including the groundbreaking Purple Rain and less-than-groundbreaking accompanying film, for which he won an Oscar. He had inadvertently helped launch Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Council after she caught her daughter listening to “Darling Nikki.” He was a bona fide global superstar and on...
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How to Make a Savile Row Suit: A Short Documentary from the Museum of Modern Art Savile Row is unfashionable. This, of course, is its great strength: not for nothing does that London street stand as the last word in timeless tailoring. Since at least the early 19th century, men have gone to Savile Row not just to commission handmade suits from their favorite shops, but to participate in as many fittings as necessary throughout the process of bringing those suits ever closer to perfection. The result, over decades and indeed...
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Children may benefit when parents share their digital gaming space

Digital games can provide forums for diverse groups of people to come together, which is especially important while our physical activities are restricted The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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These Are the Most Classic Bags That Will Never Go Out of Style

Forget the trends; these bags will always be in style.
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