Where the Bloomsbury Group/Set Chilled...

In the summer of 1916, Virginia Woolf urged her sister Venessa Bell to buy a farmhouse called "Charleston" in the Sussex Downs near Lewes. There, she, painters Duncan Grant, and Roger Fry devoted themselves to their own work and the complete redecoration of every surface of the house. "Charleston" became not only the aesthetic manifesto of the Bloomsbury Group but also the setting for the transition of their philosophy of life into physical action. All of the members of the Bloomsbury Group-including Virginia and Leonard Woolf were frequent houseguests.

"They really were the progressives and the embodiment of the avant-garde in early years of this century. Every time we look at them again they seem to have something for the contemporary world, whether in sexual ethics, liberation, biography, economics, feminism or painting."

— Michael Holroyd, in the San Francisco Chronicle, 1995

"It is a very fascinating, queer, self-absorbed, fantastic set of people. But they are very interesting..."
Ray Costelloe, in a letter to Mary Costelloe, 1909

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The Poison Garden




Established in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland. The garden contains over 100 deadly and hallucinogenic plants. ’I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill… I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be.’ -The Duchess of Northumberland

Visit Alnwick Garden’s Poison Garden in Northumberland, UK.

Ballerina with Alzheimer's hears swan lake, begins to dance

Marta C Gonzalez, a former prima ballerina who danced with the New York Ballet in the 1960s, sitting in her wheelchair at a nursing home in Valencia and listening to the finale of Swan Lake through headphones. 

As she does so, she begins to go gracefully through the choreography she learnt decades ago. And that’s not even the most remarkable part. Ms Gonzalez, who sadly died last year, was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease at the time.

Baby elephant has done with walking, throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the road

As a parent, it’s hard to know what to do when this kind of things happen so that you can put an end to the tantrum as soon as possible. As it turns out, it’s not only human parents who have to deal with this problem, but animals as well. Just look at the mom elephant in the video below. When her baby throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the road, she quickly jumps into action and does what moms do best: she handles the situation!


In this video, Muharrem was secretly filmed as he walked through his neighbourhood with his sister, Ozlem, and the people in his neighbourhood "talked" to him using sign language! 

The effect on Muharrem was truly touching. 

Although it was revealed at the end that this was really an advertisement Samsung made in Turkey for their "Duyan Eller" or Hearing Hands service, it showed how hearing-impaired people like Muharrem can be so deeply touched by nothing more than simple communication. 

Great job, Samsung!