The best part about this craft is that you probably already have the supplies on hand! It uses a piece of ribbon (whatever length you want to fit your book), a hair band elastic, a button and needle with thread. Click here to learn more.
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Often considered to be one of the world’s most scenic railroads, the Ferrocarril Central Andino links the Pacific port of Callao and the capital city of Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco. This four-part virtual journey begins in Chosica and ends near the Galera railway station in the Andes. In part one, you’ll traverse the massive Puente Carrión bridge; part two climbs from Matucana to San Mateo, one of the most scenic parts of the line; part three takes travelers over the Puente Infiernillo bridge, which passes through a tight canyon with high rock walls on either side; and finally, part four lets you travel virtually through one of the world’s highest railroad tunnels.
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The Ben Ezra Synagogue, sometimes referred to as the El-Geniza Synagogue, or Synagogue of the Levantines is located in Old Cairo, Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found. This was the synagogue whose store room was found in the 19th century to contain a treasure of abandoned Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic secular and sacred manuscripts. Click here to learn more.
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This is craft is ideal for all ages. Even toddlers can produce something worthy enough for the wall with this technique. The idea is to create a design with painter’s tape on a canvas, and then paint away! Once you pull off the tape, you’ve got a contemporary piece of artwork that doesn’t really take any skill at all. Click here to learn more.
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Frederick Law Olmstead, the renowned landscape architect behind New York’s Central Park, designed one of the US’s oldest botanical gardens in the city of Buffalo. Using 360-degree videos, tread inside the 120-year-old garden’s soaring 67-ft-tall Victorian glass dome filled with tropical fruit trees and succulents. Click here to learn more.
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Frida Kahlo was born in 1907 in Mexico City, the daughter of German-Hungarian photographer Guillermo Kahlo and Matilde Calderón y González. The artist, who has told us so much about herself through her paintings, has also left lasting impressions in our minds through her look and style. Click here to learn more.
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Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) was founded by Daisaku Ikeda in 1983. The TFAM collection is comprised of some 30,000 Japanese, Eastern and Western artworks, ranging from paintings, prints, photography, sculptures, ceramics and lacquer ware to armor, swords and medallions of various periods and cultures. Click here to learn more.
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Aoshima, Ehime is an island in Japan that's home to more cats than people. In 2016, the fishing village had just over a dozen residents and more than 160 cats, according to CBS News. The cats were originally introduced on the island to solve a mouse problem several decades ago. Drop onto one of the streets and you'll be surrounded by felines. Perusing Cat Island is like a grown-up, extra adorable version of Where's Waldo. Click here to learn more.
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This free Harvard course is an introduction to the theory and practice of rhetoric, the art of persuasive writing and speech. In it, you will learn to construct and defend compelling arguments, a crucial skill in many settings. These days it is essential to learn how to compose an effective argument and to analyze the arguments of others. This ability will help you engage in civil discourse and make needed changes in society. Conveying a convincing message can benefit your personal, public, and professional lives. Click here to learn more.
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This course offered for free from the University of Pennsylvania will focus on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations. It will also pay some attention to the way the Greeks and Romans themselves understood their own myths. Click here to learn more.