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Philosofée, a contemporary fairy tale

Philosofée, a contemporary fairy tale

Philosofée was established in 2016 in New York by Brazilian designer Glaucia Stanganelli. The brand emphasizes sustainable and fair production.

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What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be.

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How it's made: Felted Wool

How it's made: Felted Wool

Felt is a non-woven textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. We speak to Coyuchi about how their felt is made.

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Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

The Wine Show 's Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and Joe Fattorini checked out Aromaster's WINE MASTER GAME.

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Meet Warriors on a Mission to Help Lions and Humans Coexist

Meet Warriors on a Mission to Help Lions and Humans Coexist

Jeneria Lekilelei, a warrior from the Samburu tribe of Northern Kenya, has dedicated his life to wildlife conservation.

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What If...

What If...

Could the Root Cause of Addiction actually be a lack of Connection?

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The Missing Sense

The Missing Sense

Why our technology addiction makes us crave smells.

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

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All that we share

All that we share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? 'All That We Share' moved us... So we're sharing this with you.

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Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

'Mine Kafon' is a "low-cost wind-powered mine detonator with the appearance of a giant, spiky-armed tumbleweed."

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VR merges gaming & exercise

VR merges gaming & exercise

ICAROS is a fitness machine that simulates flying and pairs with a VR headset to merge gaming and exercise.

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The Journey of Patchouli

The Journey of Patchouli

With a rich, earthy, woody, “wine” scent, patchouli has been a popular raw materials for fragrance since the beginning of time. Givaudan, one of the largest fragrance houses in the world, takes us on an olfactory encounter to Asia. Come with us.

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Life of an Artist in Charts

Life of an Artist in Charts

Mindy caught the last day of Andrew Kuo's show last night in the New York art district and was super touched by his work. We found this interview of him with The Fader to share a glimpse of Kuo's work with you. 

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McLaren vs. the Bicycle

McLaren vs. the Bicycle

Filmmakers Casey Neistat and Lucas Brunelle compete in a race through the streets of New York City. 

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The Land Where Women Rule: Inside China's Last Matriarchy

The Land Where Women Rule: Inside China's Last Matriarchy

In a lush valley known as the “Land Where Women Rule” far far away, women are in charge.

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How to Wrap the Perfect Gift

How to Wrap the Perfect Gift

Megan Pflug reveals the secrets to gift-wrapping like pro.

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Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Its fiber is soft, strong and durable; Spun rayon fibers of bamboo feel like silk.

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Winter White Coconut Cake

Winter White Coconut Cake

Even the hostess with the mostest will delight in this luscious winter white buttermilk cake. Here's how to make it at home!

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From the Slums of Rio

From the Slums of Rio

This short film follows the life journey of Ingrid Silva from the slums of Rio to the professional Ballet stage of New York City.

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Wake Up

Wake Up

Check in for 30 minutes and feel completely motivated to take on anything. It's time to rise and shine!

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The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's women.

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The Coolest Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

The Coolest Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

Sure you can open a bottle of wine like a "regular" person, but can you open a bottle like a Sommelier? This video will show you how!

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TIME SHRINES

TIME SHRINES

ONE • ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE IS AN EXHIBITION OF ETHEREAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNE DE CARBUCCIA THAT POWERFULLY DEPICT WHAT WE HAVE AND WHAT WE MAY LOSE.

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The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

We seriously love @FightMediocrity & The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Here's a distilled summary of this gem. #BeExtraordinary

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Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Yep, we're into it ;-)

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Storytelling through VR

Storytelling through VR

Imagine leaving a stressful day behind and slipping into a magical forest of calming lights and sounds.

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

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This company is building houses from old plastic

This company is building houses from old plastic

New Zealand-based inventor and engineer Peter Lewis wanted to give used plastic a permanent purpose.

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Alan Watts on How to make Yourself a Better Person

Alan Watts on How to make Yourself a Better Person

Philosopher, writer, and speaker Alan Watts shares his thoughts on how we can be better. Spend just over 10 minutes to recharge and feel deeply inspired...

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After watching this, your brain will not be the same

After watching this, your brain will not be the same

Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. 

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A Guide to Tasting Wine: the 5 S’s

A Guide to Tasting Wine: the 5 S’s

The standard tasting has 5 steps which involve the sense of sight, smell, taste, and somehow even touch. To make them easier to remember, they are often called “the 5 S’s”.

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The Art of Quilling

The Art of Quilling

Quilling Card, rooted in Vietnam, has been incredibly fortunate to assemble a team of women who have become passionate about the art of quilling.

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How to set a table

How to set a table

Improve your party hosting skills with three quick and easy ways to set a table.

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Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Shanghai-born artist Jingying (Eric) Jiang developed the installation, Path, which lets users use perform classic raking movements with a sensor-enabled wooden rake.

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This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

The Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas.

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Every Noise at Once

Every Noise at Once

The story of music is the story of connections between genres and artists and eras. What does “mellow gold” sound like and how does it relate to r&b, rockabilly, and “pinoy alternative”? Discover and explore these musical relationships at Every Noise at Once by Glenn McDonald, a comprehensive map of every genre of music, including notable practitioners of each genre.

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