24 Oct 2016

30 Clever Halloween Costumes for People In Wheelchairs

No one should feel excluded from participating in Halloween. A wheelchair or disability didn’t keep these people from having ass kicking costumes.   1- Ice Cream Truck Photo from HuffPost   2- Flintstones Image from Marcy Kent – Flikr   3- DJ On the wheelz of steel… [caption id=”attachment_2276″ align=”aligncenter”…

13 Jul 2016

Erykah Badu Donating Concert Proceeds to Help Process Backlog of Rape Kits In Detroit

The proceeds from Erykah Badu’s upcoming Detroit concert will benefit a nonprofit that tests the city’s backlog of rape kits, the Detroit Free Press reports. Five dollars from each ticket sold for Badu’s August 12 performance at the Chene Park Amphitheater will go to the African-American 490 Challenge, which raises money to test the 11,000 abandoned rape…

06 Jul 2016

10 Frida Kahlo Quotes that Perfectly Capture Her Badassery

There are a million reasons to love the late Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. Her vision, her talent, her zest for life, her determination, her style, the complexity of her relationship with Diego Rivera…. her eyebrows. Oh, and since she was so well known for her self-portraits, it sort of makes her the first selfie queen. In…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




12 Apr 2016

Music Gave Grandpa with Alzheimer’s Reason to Remember

I’m so glad I did this before my grandpa with Alzheimer’s passed away. It was one of the kindest things I’ve ever done for anyone I loved and it was inspired by the kindness of another. I should probably start with an introduction. My name is Matt. I run a musical project called Cool Music…

08 Apr 2016

Artist Takes Portraits After 1, 2, 3 Glasses of Wine

If you need photographic evidence that wine makes people happy, we have it – and it’s thanks to photographer Marcos Alberti. In his wine project, he gathered people from all walks of life, gave them glasses of wine and photographed the people after one, two, and three glasses. On his website, he says, “the first picture was taken…

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06 Apr 2016

How to Support Your Writer Friends

“What does a writer say after sex? Was it as good for me as it was for you?” –David Foster Wallace There’s a lot of stereotypes about writers: We’re poor, depressed, and reclusive. We’re loners who demand attention. We tend towards alcoholism like coal miners get black lung disease and we also off ourselves in…

30 Mar 2016

Healing and Bright: The Inspiration Behind Rik Parker’s Jewelry Collection

It’s not every day you meet an inspiring person who is doing what they love with a purpose. One of those special people is a New York jewelry designer based in beautiful Battery Park City. On a December evening back in 2013 I received a tweet from a NYC denim designer named Rik. He had followed my…