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“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost,” the writer Ray Bradbury said in a 1990 interview with Rob Couteau. “There’s nothing better than to walk around Paris and not know where in hell you are.”
Ditching modern-day navigation apps in favor of wandering and discovery.
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"Not only was jasmine chocolate a testament to the duke’s [Cosimo III] wealth and the abilities of the grand ducal spezieria, it was also a symbol of Medici taste, refinement, and power. Jasmine chocolate quickly became popular at the Florentine court and a closely guarded state secret. Cosimo III forbade anyone from writing or publishing the recipe and this refined beverage could only be consumed at court or in the noblest of houses."
By 1708 the Medici grand ducal “spezieria,” or pharmacy, had grown into a complex of eleven rooms located in the main ducal residence, the Palazzo Pitti. It included a medical laboratory for the production of alchemical medicines, a pharmacy for the production of herbals, syrups and powders, ...
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"Like many young physicians of this era, Koch was struck by an intense fascination with all things microscopic, a fixation some medical critics derided as “bacteriomania.” Unlike his senior colleagues who ascribed epidemics to the contamination of the air with foul or unpleasant emanations, a notion referred to as the miasmatic theory, Dr. Koch sided with those who would become the scientific revolutionaries of their day by asserting and ultimately proving that specific microbes were the cause of specific infectious diseases."
Robert Koch’s greatest evening unfolded 133 years ago when he solved the riddle that had plagued doctors for centuries: what, exactly, caused tuberculosis?
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"The holiday’s popularity is global, spreading far past the Emerald Isle to cities with very few ethnic Irish people. There’s no obvious explanation for why Ireland’s national day is celebrated so broadly instead of, say, Bastille Day, the Fourth of July or Cinco de Mayo."
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"Although the book includes several illustrations of bird beaks, feathers and eggs, Rothman says it’s not supposed to be like an Audubon field guide, which are known for their scientific accuracy. It’s not a “nature book,” Rothman said, since it was impossible to include everything. Instead, it offered Rothman, a city dweller, a chance to better appreciate the container garden or small park nearby."
The ecosystem of a rotting log can be just as exciting as that of a volcano, at least according to the hand-drawn illustrations of the natural world by Julia Rothman in her new book “Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World."
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"One thing that everyone knows about Italian-Americans is that family is important. The only problem is that in popular culture that means “The Godfather.” Based on a book by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola — both Italian-Americans — the movie classic and its sequels have created something of a false history of Italians in America. Throw in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Shore,” and it becomes a rather skewed picture."

http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150213/italian-americans-us-journey-explored-in-new-pbs-documentary-series 
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The media truly has sensationalized the Italian-American; but then again, mainstream media sensationalizes just about everyone and everything.  The lesson is, don't be so quick to consume and try your best to seek the truth.  Thanks so much for sharing.
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A lovely ode to near-extinct 35 millimiter film
As cinemas across the United States transition to digital projectors, this short documentary celebrates the beauty of traditional 35-millimeter film.
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"As a poet and professor who spends much of her waking and dream life engaged in and obsessing over written and spoken acts of language, I have for decades found sanctuary in what a colleague of mine calls the necessary “other art.” For me, the “other art” is gardening. I’m not a particularly gifted or ambitious grower of plants, but as the descendant of generations of farmers, I find the nonverbal pleasures of digging, sowing, transplanting and helping things grow to be a meditative counterpoint to the other exigencies of my life."
I tried everything I could think of, but I finally learned that there really isn’t anything a hungry herd won’t eat.
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“I noticed a disconnect between reports on women's status in the film and television industries and the behind-the-scenes credits,” Dr. Lauzen says. “Media reports suggested that the numbers of women working in the businesses were at an all-time high. But the number of credits and representations I saw on screen didn't seem to match the hype.” Sadly, she was right.
Despite making up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population, women are vastly underrepresented in Hollywood, comprising 17 percent of directors, writers, and producers. The situation is dire.
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"Ms. DePrince, who was an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone and became a professional ballerina against staggering odds, has become a celebrity here since the publication late last year of her best-selling young adult memoir, published in the United States as “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina” and internationally as “Hope in a Ballet Shoe.”
The American ballerina Michaela DePrince lived through a civil war in Sierra Leone to become a celebrity at the Dutch National Ballet.
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"Aldus has attracted some pop-culture attention in recent years, at least among those with a geekish taste for printing history. The novel “The Rule of Four” gave his most famous book, the enigmatic “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,” an upmarket “Da Vinci Code” treatment in 2004. There was also Robin Sloan’s 2012 best seller, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” which turned Aldus into the founder of a shadowy secret society headed for an apocalyptic showdown with Google."
The exhibition, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze,” includes nearly 150 Aldines, or books from the press that Aldus founded in Venice in 1494.
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"So much snow fell that year, capped off by a series of storms that started in late February, that the Puritans in Boston held no church services for two successive weeks, reported Cotton Mather. The events were so unusual that he and other contemporary diarists made note of how exceptionally harsh it was throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut."
Had enough snow yet? Given the staggering Great Snow of 1717, it’s somewhat surprising that this question isn’t the official New England motto.
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Communications and social media strategist | Blog writer/editor at geeloblog | Contributing writer and Former Co-editor for @nywici Aloud blog | Passionate about organic skin care
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I'm a communications and social media strategist available for projects and consulting work.  As contributing writer and former Co-editor for the  NY Women in Communications Aloud blog, I have written about social media and cultural events. I have also written for The Melody Book Blog and served as social media strategist. Passionate about organic skin care, I have been an independent founding consultant for NYR Organic since 2009.
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