Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

August 27, 2019

Suicide Prevention Hotline May Soon Have an Easy to Remember 3-Digit Phone Number

When it comes to memorization, it’s no secret that the simpler the information, the better. This is especially true for emergency contacts, whose accessibility is often a matter of life or death. Following in the footsteps of 911—the United States’ national emergency telephone number since the 1960s—the Federal Communications Commission has proposed that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline should have its own abridged number: 988.

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August 25, 2019

15 Whimsical Gifts for Anyone Who Loves the Wonderful ‘Wizard of Oz’

On August 25, 1939, The Wizard of Oz debuted on the silver screen. Widely celebrated as one of the greatest films in cinematic history, this classic has been beloved by audiences for years—80, to be exact. To commemorate this magical milestone, we’ve put together a collection of Wizard of Oz gifts bound to make even Dorothy’s dreams come true. This selection of goodies imagines iconic motifs from the Oscar-winning film as quirky products.

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August 22, 2019

Amazing Aerial Views of a Lavender Field in the South of France

To many nature photographers, no muse is quite as magical as a field of flowers. This tried and true subject is particularly popular with aerial photographers, whose atmospheric shots allow us to explore the mesmerizing meadows from soaring perspectives. One photographer taking this trend to new heights is Samir Belhamra, a visual artist whose love of aerial photography landed him in a lavender field in France.

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August 18, 2019

How Scandal Helped Shape Édouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ into a Modern Masterpiece

In the 19th century, several major art movements emerged in Europe, including Realism and Impressionism. Though drastically different in style, this pair of genres had one important artist in common: Édouard Manet. Manet’s groundbreaking work both blurs the line and bridges the gap between the distinctive movements, with the world-famous Olympia serving as a key example. Through a contemporary lens, Olympia is embraced as an important precursor to modern art.

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