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12 hours agoIn a Word -- People who lent their names to words -- The most famous example of an eponymous word is probably sandwich. But there are many others that go unnoticed in daily conversation.
18 hours agoPicture of comfort: Gardening in times of crisis (animation) -- In times of crisis, gardens can bring joy and solace. Our animated take on an essay about the two gardens that helped one writer cope.
7 days agoConfessions of a self-talker -- The trick is to be circumspect about talking to oneself in public, lest genius be mistaken for madness.
7 days agoBeyond the gallery wall: Art world retrains the public, virtually -- Museums and galleries are creating more and better ways to engage patrons, enhancing online experiences and boosting sales potential to collectors.
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