(BPT) - There are few things more pleasurable than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day, and if you have a reader on your holiday gift list, you’ll likely want to create that experience for them. With so many great books out there, how do you find the right book for the right person?
A plump woven bamboo sphere, evoking a bird’s nest or dumpling, sits amid the Noguchi Museum’s collection of stone giants. Upon closer look, there’s a subtle surprise: It moves.
Swelling like an undulating jellyfish or a slowly inhaling lung, “Breathing Sphere” is a creation of Dutch artist and designer Maria Blaisse , presented to Noguchi by the design researchers at slowLab in Amsterdam.
Proving the adage that “everything old is new again,” one music format once thought dead and gone years ago is having a revival. Sales of vinyl records have increased every year since 2005, with 2014 projected to be a banner year for the old-school format.
Although they still make up a significantly smaller portion of total music sales than CDs or downloads, those figures shrink every year while vinyl’s numbers continue to grow, as reported by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The vast, echoing halls of the Queens Museum currently harbor a small, intimate exhibition that takes visitors through invisible journeys of life with neurofibromatosis type 2.
NF 2 is a genetic disorder in which tumors generate and perpetuate across the surface of skin, the nerves, brain and spinal cord.
(NAPSI)—According to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 40 percent of Americans feel that they or their immediate family is at risk of getting Ebola. Yet with only a few confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, the actual risk of contracting the disease is extremely low. In fact, other infections that don’t hit the same emotional hot buttons as Ebola—such as MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, and even the common flu—pose much more of a risk than Ebola to the average American. So what is a rational response to the Ebola virus?
Cake frosting, chewing gum, wood and a photograph: these seemingly unrelated objects stir up a different thought, memory and association for everyone.
But when the familiar is taken and distorted, reshaped or turned on its head, does a person perceive it any differently?
Howard Beach resident Joyce Adamiszyn said she was blown away when she opened a piece of mail from the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month.
The federal agency, she claims, was seeking to reclaim $16,000 it had sent to her so she could pay rent while rebuilding her Broad Channel house, which was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.
Growing up an Italian boy in 1940s Glendale, a heavily German neighborhood, wasn’t easy for Vincent Arcuri Jr.
Old German women threw rocks at his mother over her nationality and called her a Gypsy because she had seven children.
Coming out of the closet has been described as one of the hardest things a person can do, especially someone who comes to the realization of his or her sexual orientation later in life.
In accordance with National Coming Out Day — a countrywide event to encourage people to come out to their friends and family and fight for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community — millions of people took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to talk about the first time they told someone of their gender or sexual preference.
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a few quick winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
(BPT) - Did you know that some of your favorite beverages can have upwards of 500 calories per serving due to high sugar content? With many adult women on a 1500 to 1800 calorie per day diet, that one sugary delight can quickly make up a big portion of your daily calorie allotment. Moreover, with two in three Americans overweight and 26 million with diabetes, watching calories and reducing sugar is an important step towards leading a healthier lifestyle.
(BPT) - Finding that perfect job opportunity doesn’t come around very often for many, and when it does, excitement can take over and cloud the ability to stay focused on the best version of your resume.