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Unique Exhibit: Helly Nahmad Gallery & Phoenix Ancient Art

abstract-867306_640The Helly Nahmad Gallery in New York is about to open a cutting-edge exhibit called “Mnemosyne: de Chirico and Antiquity.” Partnering with antiquities dealer Phoenix Ancient Art, owned by brothers Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutaam, the gallery will display paintings by Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico next to Greek and Roman antiquities.

The paintings about to go on display will include Chirico’s Neo-classical style which is a less explored aspect of his work. And they are being paired with marble statues, vases, bronze armor and other works by Phoenix Ancient Art. These pieces from the Phoenix private collections have never been exhibited alongside each other – let alone alongside Modern art.

As a release for the exhibit explains, “The exhibition hopes to help cultivate an environment where antiquity is appreciated in a modern context and vigilantly guarded for future generations to study and enjoy.”

Mnemosyne: de Chirico and Antiquity opens to the public on November 4th and will continue until December 23rd at the Helly Nahmad Gallery at 975 Madison Avenue. Due to the fragile nature of the antiques and the value of the works, attendance will be limited and large groups will need prior consent to enter.

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4 Safety Tips for Halloween Night

autumn-20461_640Unfortunately, in addition to the fun to be had on Halloween, there is a lot of danger to be had as well. With so many kids out on the streets, there are bound to be more issues and accidents than usual. Here are four safety tips to ensure that everyone has a blast and stays safe.

1. Decorate your child’s costume and candy bag with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, put them in a light color. Many accidents occur on Halloween when children are crossing the street or moving from one location to another, and cars don’t see them.

2. Make sure that your child’s costume is flame resistant. Terrible accidents have occurred on Halloween when children have been burnt, or killed, by costumes that catch on fire.

3. Always stay with your child, particularly those younger than 12. If you do let older children out on their own, remind them to stay in a group, not to enter a stranger’s house and to stay in familiar areas.

4. Monitor what candy your children are getting and only allow them to take things that are wrapped and clearly labeled.

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Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas

If you’ve already been to the pumpkin patch, then it’s time to get ideas for carving that pumpkin. Here is a video that should get you started!

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Lost Bear Reunited with Four Year Old Owner

stuffed-animal-450473_640Heartwarming stories are always worth telling, and retelling. A little girl, Phoebe Steel, left her stuffed bear at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The family lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Realizing that the bear wasn’t on their flight, the mom alerted the airport which began a search for the bear. They found it in lost and found and posted the journey home for the bear on Facebook. First they showed the bear waiting in a filing cabinet in Toronto and then going through security. They showed it on a moving walkway going towards its flight and then at duty free trying on a Toronto Blue Jays jersey. The staff flew the bear back to Phoebe along with another toy from the airport.

The staff added “Ra Ra had fun at Toronto Pearson, but was happy to head home to his family. Goodbye, Ra Ra!”

As Mrs. Steel remarked, “When we got him back she was overjoyed and so excited. She has been quite attached to him and has not let him out of her sight. The airport went above and beyond to get Ra Ra back – they have been amazing and so generous. They made a little girl so happy and are such kind people. I could never express how grateful I am to them.”

See the pictures and enjoy this feel-good story!

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Great DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is almost here and that means that you need costume ideas! Don’t wait until the last second to think about this. Your costume might need some time and energy invested in it to make it great, and now is the time to get started. Here are some great do it yourself ideas that don’t take too much time or money – but that will help you to really enjoy the holiday!


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New Product for Acid Reflux

For people with terrible heartburn – a solution may actually be available. A bracelet-like device has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 to help gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

The new device, called the LINX device, is a magnetic bead that has to be implanted around a muscle at the bottom of the esophagus.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have now concluded that LINX should be considered as a first-line treatment for acid reflex.

As Dr Robert Ganz, chief of gastroenterology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, said: ‘This study demonstrates the LINX procedure provides significant and durable improvement in heartburn, regurgitation, PPI independence and quality of life. Patients can now have a relatively simple procedure to restore their sphincter function and avoid the invasiveness required in fundoplication procedures. In my view, LINX represents the next generation of anti-reflux treatment.”


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