Israeli artist Sigalit Landau has a special reverence for the Dead Sea. From her childhood home on a hill in Jerusalem, she looked out on the northern banks of the briny waters, and her family visited its shores on weekends. Its influence now filters through her creative work as both milieu and material—as much literal…

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The power of imagination can transform a simple idea into a magnificent sight. Self-taught photographer Kelly Tan showcases these magical, inspired moments in her ongoing series I Have a Dream, which features her young daughter casting extraordinary shadows that have morphed into larger-than-life creatures and…

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With fluid washes of watercolor, Sunga Park lends gentle fluidity to stony architecture. Her paintings convey gracefully blurred renditions of landmarks located around France, Croatia, Sweden, Hungary, and other international locales, with each one afforded just enough shape and sharp detail to be recognizable, but otherwise…

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Having the same name as Thor, the hammer-wielding Norse god, is a lot to live up to, but a Bengal cat with an identical moniker does it justice. The four-legged Thor has a commanding presence with soulful green eyes and a majestic coat that looks too perfect to be real. But, Thor’s coloring is all natural—Bengals are known for their…

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If you've been a fan of My Modern Met and want to go from a casual reader to an actual contributor, guess what, you're in luck. We're now hiring! It's an exciting time for us here as we continue to expand our business.

We're looking for applicants who are web-savvy, love all things creative, and want to share their passion with the world. You'll not only get to polish your…

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Since 1979, Iranian women have been legally obligated to cover their hair in public. Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad has now launched a powerful social movement to champion every individual’s right to decide how to dress, defying the restrictive gender rules. With an online campaign called…

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The days of ice cream melting down your cone, leaving your hand and arm a sticky mess, are about to be over. The Drip Drop may be the invention that every summer has been looking for. It's an edible "ring" made out of waffle cone ingredients that slides onto your cone to protect ice cream drips from getting onto your hands and…

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For her 105th birthday, Ivena Smailes had a very special request—for a "burly, tattooed firefighter" to deliver her cake. What may have been originally cast as an outrageous pipe dream turned into a reality, thanks to the men of the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, who take their missions seriously, no matter what the…

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