Oprah and Alicia Keys read Maya Angelou poem in stunning Google Doodle

Image: google doodle It’s not every day that the internet bestows a gift upon the poetry lovers of the world.  SEE ALSO: Lupita Nyong’o has written a children’s book to change the way kids see beauty But, Google has a treat in store for poetry fanatics who venture over to the search engine’s homepage. Today’s Google Doodle is an animated poetry reading of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise,” read by…

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Review: Monet and Architecture

“Sorry.” “Ouch!” It is the sound art-lovers make when gathered en masse in a confined space full of eye-popping pictures by one of the finest painters to have ever picked up a brush. Call it the Monet Mumble: the polite but insistent whispers uttered by well-dressed ladies and gentleman making their way around packed galleries. Image copyright Kunsthaus Zurich Image caption Houses of Parliament, Sunset (Le Parlement, coucher de soleil),…

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I used Samsung’s 49-inch monitor and now I can’t go back to smaller displays

I'm certain my screen is greater than your screen.Image: raymond wong/mashable Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Samsung 49-inch Ultra-wide Monitor $1,100 Nobody needs a 49-inch curved ultra-wide computer monitor. But after using one, you’ll be convinced you do. That’s what I keep telling myself after using Samsung’s ridiculous 49-inch…

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Christina Aguilera took off her makeup, and the transformation was powerful.

Most everybody knows what Christina Aguilera looks like. So much holiday fun last night🤠🎄💋! Thnx @nudies_rodeo_tailors @jessy_cain_style @styledbyhrush @johnnystuntz @priscillavalles A post shared by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on Dec 16, 2017 at 12:01pm PST The singer has never shied away from big looks. (Did you see her on the season 10 premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”?) Hang on to your wigs… Season X of @RuPaulsDragRace is on now! #DragRaceXtina A…

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The artist’s note stuck next to this random graffiti is a thing of true beauty

Remember that guy last month who turned the gaping hole in his office wall into a work of art? Well it looks like the trend is catching on. SEE ALSO: This graffiti artist’s ‘experiment’ with the authorities escalated hilariously On Wednesday evening, Ed from Brighton, UK, made the following discovery on a wall near his home: This is hilarious – made my morning. Who was the note writer, do we…

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27 easy things you can do to make yourself feel good instantly.

A couple years ago I shared my story about growing up as the child of an alcoholic. After years spent screaming into journals, wrestling with how to move beyond the mess and the pain, it was cathartic. But something incredibly unexpected happened after the story was published. My inbox exploded with messages from readers all over the world who shared their stories, in shock that mine sounded so similar. My…

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Beyond beauty: Korean makeup provides ‘cosmeceuticals’

(CNN)There’s face powder in panda palettes, hand gel in gummy bears and bubble tea sleeping packs. It’s “skin-tertainment,” said Christine Chang, who co-created the Glow Recipe brand to bring Korean beauty products to the American market. She and partner Sarah Lee travel to South Korea multiple times a year to find new products and are repeatedly “blown away by the new innovation in the market.”

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24 Makeup Infographics That Will Improve Your Makeup Skills by Like 700%

via: Pinterest Did you know makeup expires? I sure didn’t. Sometimes it’s best to start with what we can get rid of. Go ahead and dig through your makeup bag and throw out that old stuff that probably isn’t working that great, nor is it good for your skin. Old makeup should be thrown out to make way for fresh and new products. Consider it spring cleaning! Advertisement Pinterest Every…

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Seeing the Pope help strangers made me tear up. Later I learned why.

Vatican City (CNN)They were there to see the Pope: the students waving flags, the newlyweds in white, the priests and nuns and rich donors. In front sat the elderly and sick, many in wheelchairs: the Pope’s VIPs. Yep, the man who “discovered” the feeling that makes us verklempt was the third president of these United States. A presidential psychologist Jonathan Haidt was sick of studying negative emotions. For eight years…

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Women and Minorities in Tech, By the Numbers

If you feel like you keep reading about diversity in tech, well, that’s because there is still not enough … diversity in tech. The juggernauts of the first computing revolution like HP and IBM actually had reasonable gender diversity, and IBM had its first female VP back in 1943. But fast forward to 2014 and just 31 percent of Facebook’s employees are women. Same at Apple. The company has hired…

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The Dark Truth About White Tigers

White tigers have been mesmerizing humans for centuries and remain a regular crowd-pleaser at zoos and sanctuaries across the world. However, these stunning creatures are not as magical as they first appear: they are the product of a recessive gene and profit-driven inbreeding. White tigers are Bengal tigers, the same as their orange-and-black brethren, and not a separate species that has evolved to live in the Siberian snow, as many…

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Pinterest’s New Feature Takes the Algorithm Out of Your Feed

The beauty of a site like Pinterest lies in how little you have to do to use it. Choose a few things you're interested in—vegan food, knitting, travel—then kick back and enjoy scrolling through algorithmically generated collections of images. The app uses machine learning to predict what you'll like most, whether it's a new recipe for homemade hummus or a photo of a trendy new hotel in Tel Aviv. Those…

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Andie MacDowell on Her Most Revealing Performance Yet: Sex Is a Huge Part of What Drives Us

Throughout a 34-year career marked by films as varied as Groundhog Day and #MeToo and Once hes gone, their relationshipsand how they treat each otherare broken. How Suzanne relates to Chris character, and how he relates to her, is crazy! You see us laying together on the couch with that tenderness. Was that there before? I doubt it. I think it was all because of the death of this man…

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Maya Bay, the beach from ‘The Beach’ to close temporarily due to tourism damage

Crowds of sunbathing visitors at Maya Bay.Image: Getty Images Thailand’s natural wonders are feeling the force of tourism, forcing one to close temporarily. Maya Bay, a great beach on Phi Phi Leh island made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio in the not-so-great movie The Beach, will be temporarily closed for four months a year from June, as reported by the Associated Press. SEE ALSO: Arctic sea ice hits 2nd-lowest seasonal peak…

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Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

Maggie Lane Ready Player One“How was it?” Ready Player One To many, VR creators make expensive content that few will ever experience or have interest in experiencing. I have read dozens of articles in the last year announcing either the end or the beginning of VR. evilBecause of , there are now giant billboards on streets around the world where someone is wearing a VR Headset. For those of us…

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