Do This: Talk To Strangers

… preferably in a ball pit. I have an admitted fear of ball pits, because OMG germs, but I’d make an exception here. Soul Pancake orchestrated a touching project (dare I call it a public art installation?) encouraging grown-ups to harness their inner child, pause their days and reach out to a new friend. The

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Yes, You Can Dye Your Hair With Gold

I’ve colored my hair in many-a-places, with many-a-products. (Remember Sun-In? Gosh.) Naturally (pun!), after hearing about a recent scientific experiment using gold nanoparticles to dye hair, I absolutely had to learn more. And the deeper I dig, the more I realize that the future of aesthetics is, indeed, limitless.

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Meet Simon Beck, The Worldwide Snow Artist

There’s a blizzard on its way throughout the states this weekend, sending us all into a flurry of frenzied grocery store runs, status updates and weather-related cancellations. Yet something tells me that Simon Beck, the world’s most famous snow artist, isn’t complaining. Instead, he’s merely lacing up his snowshoes for an afternoon of “sketching” another great masterpiece into the snow-capped landscapes of France.

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thought confetti.

Headed to a dinner party tonight? Before you sprinkle the salt on your potatoes, share a bit of thought confetti with those around you: Think You’re Busy? Johann Sebastian Bach Had 20 Kids “But as soon as you’re not in a crisis, all the rest of the world floods into your psyche. Now you’re worried

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How To Nurture An Entrepreneurial Spirit In Your Child

A fifteen-year-old in Texas created the nation’s first algae-powered energy system. A thirteen-year-old in Ohio discovered an untapped market in luxury candles for men. And we owe our favorite summer treat, the popsicle, to an eleven-year-old who accidentally left his soda on the front porch overnight – with a stick inside. Indeed, kids are the

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happy 2013.

Enamel sign from Best Made Co. // Inspiration from Benjamin Franklin’s schedule One of my favorite days to read the Internet is January 1st. The mornings are quiet, as many self-employed bloggers and freelance writers are nursing champagne headaches or soaking up the last days of holiday hiatus. Yet as the afternoon creeps in, Twitter slowly becomes abuzz

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gift guide // edibles.

Merry week-before-Christmas! I’ve got one last gift guide for the food fans everywhere today – perfectly shippable and sure to delight! Enjoy: 1. Mix and Mingle treat set ($30) at Droga 2. Port wine caramel sauce ($8) at Sweeteeth 3. Hammond’s peppermint sugar puffs ($17) at Amazon 4. French chocolate fondue ($25) at iGourmet 5. Fig

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