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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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Inaccessible Perfume

Inaccessible Perfume

Francesca Gotti, product designer of oneofthose , recently collaborated with Aybar Gallery (Miami, Floria) on Inaccessible Perfume, a conceptual olfactory design project to be presented at Art Basel Miami Beach this December.

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Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float

We love this Lark & Linen boozy float recipe, a favorite inspired by her childhood.

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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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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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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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80's Beauty

80's Beauty

CUT rounded up beauty in the 1980's from around the world. What's your favorite look?

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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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The Long, Storied History of Mulled Wine

The Long, Storied History of Mulled Wine

 shares the stories beyond one of our favorite drinks for the holidays - mulled wine. Inspired to make it at home? Scroll down for great recipes after the history lesson!

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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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Reverse of Volume

Reverse of Volume

In his “reverse of volume” installations, Onishi uses the simplest materials – translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line – to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space.

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How a color blind person sees the world

How a color blind person sees the world

One out of every ten people on earth is color blind, and most of them do not even know it! Let's try to understand the causes of color blindness and how a color blind person sees the world.

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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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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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Sensploration

Sensploration

People are hungry for experiences that stimulate their senses simultaneously. “The reality is, you cannot consider vision without also considering hearing; tasting without also thinking about smelling.”

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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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Life of a Kumari Goddess

Life of a Kumari Goddess

Let's travel to Nepal to visit with the young girls whose feet never touch ground.

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Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツア

Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツア

John Daub learned about sake on an adventure across Japan.

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The Magical Porta Potty

The Magical Porta Potty

A series of epic surprises emerge from what appears to be a normal porta potty.

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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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Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Hundreds of antique wood panels lie stacked against the walls of a glass-roofed warehouse just north of Paris’ Champs-Élysées. Beside them are shelves laden with cornices and sculptures.

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Thoughts at 3 A.M.

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On Building New Worlds

On Building New Worlds

As the production designer on such seminal films as The Crow, Fight Club, and Minority Report, Alex McDowell created what he calls “future realities”—gathering real information from laboratories, corporations, architects, and urban planning to envision worlds that don’t yet exist but one day very well might. 

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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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Insect Stings Ranked

Insect Stings Ranked

One passionate entomologist poetically describes and ranks over 70 species' painful stings.

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