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Admire the Beauty of High Diving Giraffes

In this short film by Nicolas Deveaux, “5 Metres 80” celebrates the elegance of giraffes as they beautifully dive into a pool of water. Released in 2013 as a follow-up to “7 tonnes Two,” a short film featuring an elephant on a trampoline (a wink to the fact that elephants can’t jump), it took a year…

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VIDEO: MIA and H&M Partner to Celebrate Sustainable Style

Always cool UK rapper MIA recently released a video supporting H&M’s new take-back initiative called Garment Collecting. In celebration of World Recycle Week, the international retail brand is encouraging customers to leave unwanted garments at any of its +36000 stores around the world in an attempt to “reduce textile waste and [turn] old textile fibers into new yarn. We want…

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Something Smells Fishy: 5 Tips on How to Eat Sustainable Seafood

Written by Helen Packer About a week ago, the UK government recommended we eat two portions of sustainably-sourced seafood a week. Now what the #$#!@ does that mean?  Here are 5 tips on how to eat seafood that’s good for you AND the planet…. But first, let’s rewind a bit. Less than 100 years ago, we thought…

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Q&A with Ken Olende on Why We Should Welcome Refugees

Before the UN Anti-Racism Day demonstration that took place in central London yesterday, I spoke with Ken Olende who works with the organisation Stand Up to Racism. He provided his thoughts on last week’s EU-Turkey deal to return refugees arriving in Greece to Turkey, why it’s important to show solidarity with refugees, and how most migrants are actually improving,…

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One Hilariously Sexy American: Matthew Rhys

Matthew Rhys, who plays undercover Russian agent Philip Jennings on The Americans, isn’t actually American, but Welsh. And has an adorable accent to prove it. If you’re a fan, you may already know that Season Four of the Americans is meant to start next week – YESSS!! Finally answers to what will happen with Pastor…

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10 Days in COLOMBIA: Travel Notes

When we started telling people we were going to Colombia on vacation, the first question was always the same. “Isn’t it dangerous?” “You know you can just buy drugs in London!” my godfather joked. The Netflix series Narcos had just aired, and Pablo Escobar and the drug wars were fresh in peoples minds again. Of course, much has changed…

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Best From the Web: Vacation Destinations for Foodies and Winos

GOOP’s Escapes for Foodies and Winos On the List: The Inn at Dos Brisas (USA) Set within 300 acres of lush green meadows and rolling countryside, Dos Brisas is a Spanish-style ranch offering up a little bit of rural Texas (with plenty of foodie and outdoor activities)—that said, it has all the amenities you’d expect in…

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How to Feel better Fast: 4 Things You should be eating/drinking when sick

I’m pretty sure I have the flu. Achey muscles, bad headache, tired. In doing research as to how to make this go away as fast as physically possible, I thought I’d write a quick blog post to share what I’ve found. Most of this may be obvious, but a little reminder never hurt! If you’re reading…

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer (WTF – Get it?)

Since I haven’t seen it yet (apparently the UK release date is in April), I’ll leave you with the New York Times Film Review instead: “Based on Kim Barker’s memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” contains the fondly, proudly recalled details of battle-tested experience. Kim — last name “Baker” in the film — goes…

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Instagram: Everyday Africa Celebrates the Beautifully Familiar

If you’re looking for something different in your daily instagram feed, start following Everyday Africa. Founded by photographer Peter DiCampo and writer/editor Austin Merrill, the project features a rich collection of images, shot on mobile phones, from across the African continent. It was conceived as “an attempt to re-direct focus toward a more accurate understanding of…