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Why Cleopatra Probably Didn't Kill Herself With A Snake

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science

The classic imagery of Cleopatra killing herself with a snake might be dramatic, but it probably never happened, experts say. For years, researchers ...

Skeptics Win Big. Deniers Win Small.

Mark Boslough | Posted 09.30.2015 | Media
Mark Boslough

The country and western song "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" is simply making a universally-understood cultural reference and has nothing to do with the Holocaust.

Color Me Sexy: Stimulating the Male Libido -- A Visit with Interior Designer Gillian Rose

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Christopher Atamian

Not long ago leading interior designer Gillian Rose received a unique request from a friend -- a separated gay man and leading New York City stylist -- for an apartment that he was repainting.

Fried, Dyed, and Laid to the Side: Memories of the Hot Comb!

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Saturday mornings in my childhood were sometimes like something out of an Annie Lee or an Ernie Barnes painting. Like millions of other little black girls in the '60s with curly, kinky, or coarse hair, this was the appointed time to have one's hair "did."


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


We Tried The Ancient Egyptian Beauty Routine

Refinery29 | Megan McIntyre | Posted 05.19.2015 | Style

I wanted to see what would happen if I switched out my usual routine for two weeks and adopted the habits of a famous lady in history. And, who better...

12 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Groundbreaking Women

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents

In honor of Women’s History Month, here a dozen daring, groundbreaking women -- who also happen to have noteworthy names that you just might want to...

The Most Cinematic Moment You Can Have at Home

Ada Polla | Posted 04.20.2015 | Style
Ada Polla

Take a break, take a bath, and take a breath. Your body and your soul will thank you. And if you would like more advice, read on. It is February 18 and I just had my first bath of 2015.

When Halloween Costumes Go Traumatically Wrong

Aimee Heckel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

he was a fairy princess for Halloween last year, and this year she decided to be something much different: a fairy Ariel princess. No, not a Faerial princess, Mom. Stop trying to be clever; you're annoyatating me.

Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes? Shakespeare's Views on Aging Aren't That Simple

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

If Shakespeare were alive today, it's likely that he would be writing very differently about the experience of aging, time, and death. People live longer and, at least in developed countries, are in far better mental and physical health than they were in Elizabethan England.

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird: A Talk With Conn Iggulden

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Conn Iggulden is internationally known for his historical fiction. Now, he's begun the Wars of the Roses series with the first of three books, Stormbird.

Cleopatra Herself In All Her Glory

Maggie Harris | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Maggie Harris

Cleopatra herself in all her glory couldn't look as good I did done up in all my finery for an assignation with you. Maybe I was in denial but there's...

A Fabulous Debut at Davies Symphony Hall for Natalie Dessay

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Natalie Dessay's musicianship is sublime. It is her commitment to the text -- and thus, to the heart and soul of the character she communicates -- that stimulates and mobilizes her vocal delivery.

Egypt's Textile Industry Regaining Her Speed

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In January, I picked up my camera, put on my go-to black dress (which was probably made in China, although it bears a recognizable designer name) and ran to a luncheon, which promised to be monumental in the long history of conflict between Israeli and Arab record.

Katy Perry Transforms Into Cleopatra For Her 'Dark Horse' Video

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.19.2014 | Style

Always one for putting on the theatrics, Katy Perry transformed into Cleopatra for her "Dark Horse" music video. Wearing a jet black wig adorned with ...

Of Genius, Cable Cars and Duck Shoes

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Birthdays do what birthdays must, giving rise to repetitive thoughts. Gertrude Stein's birthday has just come around again on February 3rd. Born i...

The 7 Sexiest Seductresses Of All Time

YourTango | Kristen Droesch | Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty

The 7 Sexiest Seductresses Of All Time By Kristen Droesch The ladies who turned the world upside down. Over the course of thousands of year...

70% Of Silent Films Lost, Study Finds

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, ...

The Truth About What Really Killed Cleopatra | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weird News

Case in point: Cleopatra. Find out why the story of her suicide from an asp (snake) bite probably isn't true on the next page. ...

Did You Know Cleopatra Is in the Bible?

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Before I write anything I always open my bible. If you aren't like-minded this may sound bonkers: Everything in there is give or take 2,000 years old, but this is the meaning of 'The Living Word.' It can and will speak to you.

Will 'Schmekelgate' Stop the Rise of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer?

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

History tells us that if you do good deeds and control the "restless penis syndrome," time, compassion, changing mores -- and statistics -- will trump Schmekelgate.

Back to the Future: Ancient Beauty Secrets

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 09.14.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

One of the things I love most about being in the beauty industry is that it really is the best blend of art and science. It's essential to evolve, and be completely engaged with the global beauty scene.

A Look Back At Elizabeth Taylor

Posted 03.23.2013 | Celebrity

It's been two years since the legendary Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. The classic Hollywood actress had been suf...

Cleopatra's Murdered Kin Claim Stirs Controversy

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2013 12:57 PM EST on LiveScience A Viennese archaeologist lecturing in North Caro...

CultureZohn: I Spent New Year's Eve With Richard Burton

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Books
Patricia Zohn

It had taken all fall to try to set this up -- and I even had to take a back seat to Lindsay Lohan. But it was worth the wait. Richard Burton was the kind of man I had always imagined for whom one could throw everything over. We all get crushes on movie stars and rock stars but Burton was something unique.