Jam Girl
06 Jun 2016

How You Can Help Artists Flourish

We’re all familiar with the term “Starving artist.”  Unfortunately, some of us are a little too familiar.  Like, making payment arrangements and doomsday prepping the freezer with 39 cent Tina’s burritos familiar.  Fear not!  We have some ways you can support your artist friends and make sure the utility companies don’t come breaking down their…

music
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…

W0mH9AM
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…

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.




Rik Parker New York
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…

brussels
22 Mar 2016

People Are Covering Brussels in Messages of Peace and Hope

More than 30 people are believed to have been killed and dozens injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station. But the city of Brussels is showing that it is in times of darkness that humanity shines the brightest. People are using chalk to write messages of positivity and solidarity on the streets…

champFEAT
10 Mar 2016

Surviving Pups of Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring Are Old, Happy, and Starring in a New Documentary

I can’t believe it, but it’s been nearly nine years since famed NFL quarterback Michael Vick helped put dog fighting in the public eye. Ahh yes, when police raided his home with a search warrant for drugs, they found 51 pit bulls along with substantial evidence of a gigantic dogfighting ring, all hidden in a wooded…

benefits of reading world book day
03 Mar 2016

10 Benefits Of Reading and Why You Should Do It Daily

How often do you read? Facebook posts and tweets don’t count. If you’re like most, the answer falls somewhere between “very little” and “not enough.” In honor of World Book Day, here are 10 reasons you should read something, stat. 1. Mental Stimulation Several studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow down the progress…