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15 May 2017

Indonesian Slum Transforms Into Rainbow Village

Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Indonesia, has transformed into something out of a fairytale. Previously a state of squalor, but now an amazing display of colors and rad, whimsical designs. The Central Java community, located in a southern district of Semarang, spent more than $22k on the makeover in a bid to shake off its status…

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22 Feb 2017

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless And This is What They Captured

For a project called Through Our Eyes, 100 disposable cameras were given out to people who are living on the streets or in a local shelter in Spartanburg, SC. The project gives Spartanburg’s homeless a hand in helping expose the issue of homelessness rather than merely being part the issue that is trying to be solved. The photographers…

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02 Jan 2017

Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Entry to Art Institute of Chicago

This rules! Thanks to a University of Chicago alumnus and his wife, Chicago teens can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago FOR FREE for at least the next 25 years. The gift comes courtesy of Glenn and Claire Swogger of the Redbud Foundation, a Topeka-based nonprofit, who wanted to open the Art Institute’s doors…

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.




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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…

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25 Feb 2016

Awesome Posters Promoting the Future of Space Travel

This is so cool! The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a series of super imaginative posters advertising fictional vacations in outer space. The website says, “Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators…

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09 Dec 2015

Shop Local for the Holidays: Asheville, NC

If you’re going to purchase gifts for people, shop local. By doing so you’re helping to support a dream, pay a mortgage and keep food on the table. The local makers need and appreciate your money way more than corporations do. Basically, the funky and quirky city of Asheville is full of artists, but here are a…