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Woman With Vitiligo Models How Beautiful Looking Different Can Be

Monday 08.25.2014 , Posted by
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From the catwalk in Canada to America’s Next Top Model, Chantelle Brown-Young has been showing how comfortable she is in her own skin. Affected by the skin condition Vitiligo, which causes the skin’s pigment to disappear in patches, the young model has a captivating, unique beauty. Although she endured excessive bullying in her school days, with hurtful names like “cow” and “milky”, Brown-Young blocked out the negativity and embraced her individuality to follow her dreams of becoming a model. [Read more…]

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Better Together: Couples Tattoos That Will Make Your Heart Melt

Sunday 08.24.2014 , Posted by
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Nothing says “I’m in it for the long haul” like getting a matching tattoo with your partner. Here are some creative expressions of love that look better together, but could also stand alone should any of the relationships fall through. Check out the perfect pairs like Mickey & Minnie, Jack & Sally, peanut butter & jelly, Pinky & The Brain, and Cat-Dog. Many wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness to all of the couples who have made this ink commitment. [Read more…]

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Butter Up: Innovative New Knife Allows Butter to Spread Regardless Of The Temperature

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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We are pleased to present the best thing to happen to bread since sliced bread. Have you ever ripped a delicious fresh piece of bread to shreds as you battled with butter right out of the refrigerator? You end up with one big mouth full of butter in one bite and none in the next. It’s not pretty. But now there is a better way. The innovative team at DM Initiatives has created the most incredible, yet simple, kitchen utensil which they appropriately call The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp. This magical device turns cold butter into easily spreadable ribbons that melt like butter on your breakfast toast. Aside from the ease of spread-ability, the gadget will also help you use less butter, which can cut a lot of calories from your diet. [Read more…]

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World’s Largest Rubber Duck Attends LA Tall Ships Festival

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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Meet one rubber ducky that won’t make bath time lots of fun. At 11 tons, there isn’t a bathtub that could handle this 6 story-high rubber duck, but I must say I am awfully fond of him and Ernie would be too. The gigantic duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman as part of an instillation and has traveled all over the world before his recent visit to the Tall Ships Festival in LA. His globe trotting adventures have brought him to Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, and China.
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The Greatest Vehicle For Off-Road Adventure Camping

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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As amazing as RV’s can be for camping, they aren’t the most agile vehicles in rough terrain or steep hills. Enter the Jeep® ActionCamper©! With all of the off-roading capabilities of a Jeep and the luxurious camping of an RV, this bad boy combines the best of both worlds. The pop-up roof allows 6’8″ of clearance in the dining area. The camper itself is made of fiberglass and fits a queen size bed in the full kitchen, as well as a shower and toilet. The windows are fitted with bug screens and blinds and the entire shell is removable when you want to take the vehicle for a joyride. [Read more…]

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These Hermits Have Chosen To Live Alone In The Wild

Tuesday 08.19.2014 , Posted by
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Society is not always the most welcoming place for all types of people and some have chosen to live their lives outside of the norm. Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures the wild lives of people who have left communities behind to live alone in the forest. Working with the land, they create homes among the trees in the Russian and Ukranian forest. He has compiled his collection of photographs in a book called Escape. [Read more…]

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These Tiny, Adorable, Embroidered Animals Are Done Freehand

Sunday 08.17.2014 , Posted by
1 Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

Imagine spending 2-3 weeks to create something not much larger than a sewing thimble. That’s often how long it takes Oxford-based artist Chloe Giordano to design, plan, and embroider each of her tiny animals. With multiple shades of each thread color as well as using 2 different types of thread- embroidery and sewing- she achieves a depth and texture that give a realistic feel to each creature. The already adorable and peaceful forest animals look even cuter in this teeny tiny size. [Read more…]

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How The Sun Sees You: A Powerful Video That Will Make You Want To Wear Sunscreen

Saturday 08.16.2014 , Posted by
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With an ultraviolet light, we can see damage to the skin that can not yet be seen by the naked eye. With an ultraviolet camera, videographer Thomas Leveritt gave people a shocking look at the freckles and splotches the sun has caused to their skin. He shows how pristine and clear of damage our skin is when we are brand new by showing the faces of babies and children under the same filter, as well as the immense power of sunscreen. Exposed with UV light, sunscreen and eyeglasses appear black because they block the UV rays. [Read more…]

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Attention LA: The Kickstarter Filmfest is Coming Your Way!

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Kickstarter has helped raise funds for the production of many animations, films, and documentaries, and you can get a taste of some of the most popular ones at The Kickstarter Filmfest in Los Angeles on September 12th. The event will be held at The Autry in Griffith Park from 6-11pm. Aside from the film screenings there will be lots of art, music, and tech to enjoy. Check out the stars through the mobile astronomical observatory, see the “world’s fastest hot tub”, and taste a gourmet reuben- all of which were LA based projects supported by Kickstarter. [Read more…]

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Temple of Art: The Documentary

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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Devoting a life to art can be one of the most fulfilling, as well as challenging, ways to live. While we often get to see the amazing art that comes from those who have taken the leap, diving into their passion, we don’t always get to hear their survival stories. Portrait Photographer Allan Amato has been travelling the world for the past two years capturing portraits of some of the most popular independent artists and asking them to reinterpret their portraits in their signature styles. He has compiled the portraits into a book called Temple of Art, which will be available this October and he wants to take his vision a step further and turn the stories into a documentary. [Read more…]

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