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The Science Behind The Profound Power Of Holding Hands

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

There’s something special about holding hands with another human being. All of us are innately conscious of how this simple act can stir an instant ...

National Geographic Channel Prepares for the Arrival of "God"

Ed Martin | Posted 03.30.2016 | Media
Ed Martin

Somewhere along the way many network and boutique publicists got the idea that the traditional elements of program promotion - press kits, DVD screene...

50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista's Adventures and Black "Herstory" Perspectives in Europe, Part II--Italy, Portugal and The Vatican

Patti R. Rose | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

We're still in Black History month and my chosen cities in Europe continue. Why because as mentioned in a previous piece during this Black History month, wherever I go, it's Black "herstory" because I'm a sister!

6 Remarkable Facts That'll Change How You Look At The Sistine Chapel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion

The Vatican's famed Sistine Chapel attracts some five million visitors every year. On any given day, 20,000 people will enter the sacred space, vying ...

How Many of the World's Art Masterpieces Have You Seen?

MutualArt | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

As we turn to 2016, we resolve to do more traveling, with an eye to experiencing the most spectacular, awe-inspiring artworks on the planet.

Look Up: The Difficulty of Creating Masterpieces in the Modern Age

Shannon Oliver Leyko | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Shannon Oliver Leyko

Is the age of immediate entertainment and satisfaction slowly erasing creative efforts that are only accomplished through meticulous dedication over long periods of time?

50 Prison Inmates Receive Private Tour Of Vatican Museums

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Fifty inmates from a Rome jail were given a private tour of the Vatican Museums on Sunday (Sept. 13), setting the tone for Pope Fra...

Pope Francis Tells the Church to Hit the Showers: What This Project Tells Us.

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

When you walk through the Vatican Museums, one of the things that you likely won't notice on the way to the Sistine Chapel is a wall made of windows and large doors tucked behind a gift shop that have the seal of Pope Benedict XVI above them.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

You Can Now Get V.I.P. Access To The Sistine Chapel -- For A Price

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite worries about the impact of millions of tourists on Michelangelo’s precious frescoes, the Sistine Chapel is opening its d...

Our Father and My Father

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Transformation takes place in God's Presence and inspires us to great things, just as the stained-glass artist and my father expressed their love of God in their artwork, which in turn lifts my soul and inspires me to glorify Him even more.

See The World Without Leaving Wherever It Is You Are Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jenna Rak | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Don't see yourself making it to the Great Wall of China or seeing the Sistine Chapel this year? Don't fret. We've got you covered. Below are 1...

ONE AND DONE: 21 Travel Experience You Only Need Once

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel

A few epic places on this Earth deserve a permanent, recurring role on your lifetime to-do list. Then there are overhyped places you should never, eve...

5 Roman Ceilings Better Than the Sistine Chapel

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Many people don't know that Rome is replete with equally stunning ceiling art painted during the apex of the Baroque period -- and that are much less crowded than the Sistine Chapel. These are the ones worth the crick in your neck.

Redheads -- There, Now You're Listening

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Redheads. When we hear that word, we don't think of men. We think of women: sexy, manipulative, powerful, dangerous women. A redhead may be dizzy, but she's always hot as well. Generally, she's a copperheaded temptress who gets her way.

5 Travel Letdowns And How To Avoid Them

Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel

In every travel guide, you'll find a list of "must-see" attractions. And while you should definitely strive to accomplish as much as you can while tra...

Crime May Affect Popular Tourist Attraction

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

Of all places to not obey the Ten Commandments, the Vatican's Sistine Chapel may be the worst. Yet a scourge of petty thieves is ignoring "thou shalt ...

Funny Thing Happened On Our Way to the Vatican

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

You've seen it in pictures. You've read about it in clever, witty blogs. But you can't fully appreciate the majesty of human endeavor until you see the Colosseum through your own eyes. Avanti!

Smoke Signals: Secret Notes From Inside Conclave

Laurence Hughes | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

he abashed cardinal attributed his mischievous deed to "too many spaghetti Westerns." As penance, he is required to give up both spaghetti and Westerns.

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

Sistine Chapel Plays A Key Role In Electing A New Pope

Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) As if the task of choosing the Vicar of Christ and the leader of the world's 1.2 b...

5 Rome Museums To Visit While The Sistine Chapel Is Closed

Erica Firpo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Even during the frenzy of a conclave Rome has more art than clergy.

Andrew Burmon

Time To Visit The Vatican?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

After the Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's decision to abdicate as the head of the Catholic Church on Monday, front-page headlines across the wor...

Doors Between Art and Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

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Our Favorite Fathers In Art

Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank all the Dads out there for all of their hard work, generosity and insight. We can think of no better disp...