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What Happens When Fear Takes Over

Written by Emily Packer Think of when you were scared as a child. You might have closed your eyes and hugged your body close, fear playing games with what’s real. The sound of the water pipes became a monster under your bed. Your dog’s footsteps became someone breaking in to the house to kidnap you.…

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Ludovico Einaudi Plays on Ice to Save the Arctic

What does 8 million voices sound like as a piece of music? Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi partnered with Greenpeace to play an “Elegy for the Arctic.” Floating on a glacier-shaped platform in Svalbard, Norway, Europe’s gateway to the Arctic, Einaudi’s music is as chilling as the ice that surrounds him. A reminder of the consequences…

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Sicily Travel Guide: We Love Marzipan

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” – Erma Bombeck In Sicily, you feel the romance, passion and laid back pace of Southern Italy along with hints of influence from neighboring Greece, Africa and the Middle East. Apart from the majestic temples, glowing blue grottos and…

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Italian Translations: How to Eat Your Way Through Italy

Your mouth is starting to water. Your stomach grumbles at each word… “spaghetti” … “parmigiano” … “gnocchi” …. “mozzarella”… You’ve come all the way to Italy to take your stomach on holiday, and now you can’t seem to find the words to get your order in fast enough! Don’t fret, we’re here to help! Below are…

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Amsterdam: The Best Layover City in the World?

Written by Nicole Enberg Vaz Long layovers tend to be a drag. No one wants to sit around and wait in an airport for hours, especially if you’re overseas, tired and hungry. En route to Italy, I found myself in this predicament when I was faced with an unexpected 9-hour layover in Amsterdam. Instead of…

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3 Stylish Vases That Will Impress your Flowers

LYFE’S LEVITATING PLANTS:  “LYFE consists of a planter that hovers over an oak base via magnetic levitation. Designed to gently rotate during suspension, LYFE nourishes life with 360 degrees of sunlight exposure, 365 days a year. Be mesmerized as the geodesic form rotates gracefully through a range of light and shade. The rotation especially benefits Air Plants, as…

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide: The Ultimate Summer Skin, Hair and Beauty Routine

Written by Nicole Enberg Vaz After what felt like an eternally cold spring, summer has finally arrived. Longer days mean endless sunshine, backyard BBQs and lazy weekends lounging at the beach, lake or local park. Summer is the time to simplify and streamline our daily routines. Yes, summer is the time for relaxation, but we also face…

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10 Inspiring Quotes on Fatherhood

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII “Be a dad. Don’t be ‘Mom’s assistant.’ That’s depressing, just waiting for her to write you a list, walk around a store staring at it, calling her from the cereal aisle to make sure…

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Eat Your Next Meal From a Leaf (really!) thanks to Leaf Republic

Written by Emily Packer It’s easy to feel like no matter what we do, our planet is doomed. You try to bring your own durable bag to the grocery store, but sometimes you forget. You attempt to locate a recycling bin for your takeaway plastic cutlery, but nothing is nearby. We’re in trouble, you think……

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5 Movies that Will Inspire you to Have an Adventure

“I don’t know what I want. I only know what I don’t want.” – Cristina (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – Walter Mitty (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)…