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If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum , former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection. “There were many patients in these asylums who were probably not unlike friends you and I have now.”
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The C.S. Lewis Foundation invites you to help with the founding of the C.S. Lewis College | Narnia FansHello fellow Narnia Fans! Paul Martin asked me to share a bit of information that you might be interested in – we at the C.S. Lewis Foundation are in the process of founding C.S. Lewis College . If your interest in Lewis and his writings goes beyond the films, you know that C.S.
I’m not really a big believer in kids containing in their tiny bodies all the wisdom and humor of the ages (in spite of the fact that this is the premise of at least 20 popular television shows). However, I am a big believer in, when first dates turn sour, running home and telling everyone I know who write obituaries that they need to print that I am dead. Problem solved!
Capitol Couture continues to define elegance as the pre-eminent source for fashion and culture of the Capitol elite with the Special Edition Capitol Portraits. Our upcoming Spring issue promises to deliver a whole new look at the fabulous fashion, society, and arts of the Capitol like you've never seen them before. Catch up on the Capitol Couture Archive from the 74th Games and subscribe now to be alerted the minute our new issue hits! Capitol Couture Archive Special Edition: Capitol Portraits
The Ultimate Daily Stretch Warm up your muscles before you begin with a short walk or some jumping jacks. For each move, breathe out as you stretch.
There is nothing more fun than getting a friend addicted to thrifting–which is something I managed to do recently (yay for new thrift buddies!). I have been thrifting since I was a child, and remember with delight accompanying my mom on Saturday mornings to the local thrift shops and digging through the racks of $0.25 tees and exotic-looking vintage. (Little did I know that I’d grow up and wear some of those pretty frocks!) Although I’ve covered some of these tips in several of my thrifting videos, I thought I’d compile them into a post as I get asked these fairly frequently. The internet is your friend.
Here’s a trope people can’t get enough of: taking Disney princesses and putting them in hilarious other contexts, be it Vogue covers , fashion illustrations , subcultures and historically accurate dress . Now, they’ve made them into “hipster,” which is a n extremely relevant thing . Buzzfeed got these from Deviant Art user viria13 , who has them labeled “Fashion Princesses,” and explains, “At first I was going to draw hipster princesses, but got that I am not quite sure if I know the right meaning of ‘hipster’ so , just fashion.” We’re not really sure what hipster means anymore (besides a pejorative catchall for “people in pants who like bands!”) but you’d see any one of these outfits in an Urban Outfitters campaign, so… close enough! Well, Urban Outfitters or how Vanessa Hudgens dresses at Coachella .
It’s easy to think that the only people you can talk to about where to go to college are your parents and your college counselor. But there are so many other resources at your disposal! No opinion is worthless—collect all the information you can.
Welcome to Body Loving Homework . This is an online writing series created with the express intention of bettering our relationships with our bodies through creative means, including, but not limited to, writing and performance. It has been my experience that writing through the use of prompts, within a community that supports and cherishes your needs and accomplishments, can have a profound effect on your understanding of your body and your relationship to it. These assignments can provide an important way to revisit painful and traumatic moments in your life where you perhaps felt disempowered, and reclaim them with your own words, or help you articulate moments of greatness to create better understanding of your emotions. If you are feeling brave – and you want me to post your assignment response here for others to benefit from, please let me know. I promise you nothing is too small or poorly written or dramatic to be included.
B elow are 101 types of conversation starters to use on your first date, at a party, in business, with guys or girls, or on family and friends. The 101 great conversation openers are simple and effective. Do not be fooled. The most important point to remember when using any conversation starter is they aim to start the conversation . “Ice-breakers” break the ice; they don’t heat up the planet and make mother nature flourish.
We talk a great deal here at Apartment Therapy about the idea of making spaces feel visually larger than they really are. We've talked about changing up paint colors and using mirrors and more natural light, but those are all yesterday's news. Today we have 5 fresh (and simple) ideas to open up almost any space.
You want to: Revamp your book collection How it works: Instead of buying books new, use PaperBack Swap to trade books with other bookworms, and discover other books you may need or want to read. Other than paying for the cost of shipping when sending out a book, PaperBack Swap is free. Each book costs one Book Credit and each audio book costs two Book Credits. For every book you ship out, you receive a credit.
Plenty of products we use every day have interesting little back stories to them. For instance, we bet your fourth grade self could find no greater joy than discovering that Q-tips were originally called " Baby Gays ." But what is even more interesting than that is how some world-changing inventions were created for a completely different, and often stupid, purpose. For instance ... #5.