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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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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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The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight

The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight

The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight.

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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 best way to sit at your desk at work

The best way to sit at your desk at work

We've been doing it all wrong!

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57 Years Apart - A Boy And a Man Talk About Life

57 Years Apart - A Boy And a Man Talk About Life

Act normal, don’t be silly, don’t bully lots of people.

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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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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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2,000 Pigeons with LEDs Light Up the New York City Skyline

2,000 Pigeons with LEDs Light Up the New York City Skyline

The artist Duke Riley sets two thousand homing pigeons, outfitted with L.E.D. lights, into motion across the New York City skyline. 

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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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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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Why We Love The Smell Of Old Books

Why We Love The Smell Of Old Books

There are certain strange smells that always seem to get us--old books, summer rain, gasoline....?! While they can be attached to fond memories, there's more going on here. Trace breaks down the intoxicating chemistry behind several of our favorite funky aromas.

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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record

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The Tranquility of Central Park

The Tranquility of Central Park

Welcome to our home, New York City! Escape the noise and grime of the city as you enter Central Park. Traffic and horns drift away and are slowly replaced by birds, laughter, and the sound of wind in the trees.

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This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American Contemporary Artist. Born in Cuba on February 5, 1966, and raised in the United States. He predominantly creates his work in urban spaces on a large scale.

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How to Speak French with Camille Rowe

How to Speak French with Camille Rowe

The French language is very sensual, and who better to teach you some phrases en Français than the super sexy Camille Rowe. Directed by Spanish duo Pensacola, our latest Model Mother Tongue episode sees us hop across to the City of Love where la plus mignonne Victoria’s Secret Angel is waiting for her class to assemble.

Écoutez bien!

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Orkestra Obsolete

Orkestra Obsolete

Released 33 years ago this week, New Order’s “Blue Monday” (hear the original EP version here) became, according to the BBC, “a crucial link between Seventies disco and the dance/house boom that took off at the end of the Eighties.” If you frequented a dance club during the 1980s, you almost certainly know the song.

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Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

You Probably didn't realize it, but your nose is a big data machine. Smelly Maps analyzes social media data to map the entire smellscape of cities, not only the bad odors, but also the positive ones. 

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How the Indian City of Rishikesh Influenced the Beatles' White Album

How the Indian City of Rishikesh Influenced the Beatles' White Album

A meditation retreat in 1968 offered the British rock group heightened awareness and peace of mind.

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Disco

Disco

Disco is a handmade music video of approximately 1250 paintings on paper. 

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Julie and Andrew's Converted School Bus Home

Julie and Andrew's Converted School Bus Home

Julie and Andrew Puckett live happily in their converted school bus in Atlanta, Georgia. They were kind enough to give us a tour of their 200 square feet home that they appropriately call "The Housebus."

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Playing Dead For a Living

Playing Dead For a Living

Who’s got the most interesting job in the acting world? The award could well go to corpse actor Ali Merhi. To cut it in his field, you not only need to look dead, but also learn to hold your breath and act without emotion. Since dying on-screen is his job, Merhi has met countless horrific ends.

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The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars

The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars

John Williams talks about reprising his role as composer on the latest STAR WARS film.

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Jean Michel Basquiat--The Radiant Child

Jean Michel Basquiat--The Radiant Child

A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

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Love Story

Love Story

A girl asked for his friend request.

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We Came to Dance

We Came to Dance

Everything we need is already inside us, just waiting to be moved.

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Woman Transforms into 3D Printed Mesh in Chemical Brothers’ Incredible New Music Video

Woman Transforms into 3D Printed Mesh in Chemical Brothers’ Incredible New Music Video

The hallmark of good special effects is that they make you forget that what you’re seeing isn’t real. The Chemical Brothers’ new music video, “Wide Open” is a great example.

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She Makes it Look So easy

She Makes it Look So easy

Watch Li-sa-X (Japanese 8 year old girl) jam through RACER X, "Scarified" cover.

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A Panorama of the Skies

A Panorama of the Skies

A Panorama of the Skies is an audiovisual installation created in collaboration between Maja Petrić, an artist, and Hrvoje Benko, a human-computer interaction researcher at Microsoft Research.

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The World's Quietest Song

The World's Quietest Song

Andrew Huang uses the quietest things you can imagine: butterfly wings flapping, matches being lit, and more to make a brand new "quiet" song.

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When Angels Sing

When Angels Sing

Start your morning with a beautiful Disney Medley, an a cappella arrangement.

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