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Humanity > Hurricanes: 3 Stories That Will Make You Smile Today

First hurricane Harvey, then Irma. While this hurricane season has been particularly devastating, there are brave humans who have made life easier for the rest of us.  When natural disasters strike, they provide opportunities for individuals to give what they have, whether that be money, time or even breast milk. Here are some fascinating ways…

Trendy Tucson Behind Ellyse Nichole’s Lense

Tucson, Arizona has long been a destination connected to the University of Arizona. The small-town atmosphere, where summer parties and Greek life abound, make it a city with loads of friendly faces and good cheer. Over the years, I have witnessed this historic city go from a predominantly college area to a destination rich in culture,…

When in Doubt, Paddle It out – How Professional Surfer Tia Blanco Rides Life’s Waves

We don’t usually juxtapose the words vegan and athlete — unless we’re talking about professional surfer, Tia Blanco. First place International Surfing Association Gold medalist are also impressive titles that fall under her belt. Nearing her twentieth year of life, Blanco is riding waves seamlessly, in and out of the ocean.

Want to Try a Plant-Based Diet? This Service Has Got You Covered

Anyone can throw together a simple salad but it takes talent, patience, and the ability to experiment with flavors, to put together a filling vegetarian or vegan meal — I learned from experience. Creativity can be particularly challenging with multi-step and multi-layered meals like casseroles, pasta dishes, or curries. Fortunately, California-based meal-delivery service, Veestro, does…

Empowered Women Inspire Change: Fashion with Purpose

“Life is like a rollercoaster. It has its ups and downs, but it’s up to you to enjoy the ride.” This is exactly Nicki Patel’s philosophy. After enduring health complications and working herself to exhaustion, the budding designer took a much-needed change of direction back toward familial roots and finding purpose. This ultimately inspired her…

Who Made Your Bag Strap? A Look Into the Brand That Started It All

Growing up in Ecuador, Carmen Maria Correa and Laura Carrion were inspired by their home’s vivid landscapes, beautiful crafts, spectacular people, and most importantly, sartorial choices — such as the waist-cinchers, the traditional garb of Ecuadorians — which inspired the design for the popular bag strap so present in their collections. The brand’s story is…

Sri Lanka: A Photo Diary

The coast of Sri Lanka is picture-perfect with its lush emerald green jungle that rolls down to the palm tree-lined ocean. Locals gather along the roads with coconut and fruit stalls as their massive smiles and friendly demeanor spread to travelers passing by, reminding them of the pleasures of simple living and human connection. It is a natural paradise beautifully captured by…

Ten Amazing Things We Can Learn From Our Favorite Women in History

Women’s History Month is celebrated in the beautiful month that holds the first day of Spring, March. We gathered 10 women who have broken boundaries in their fields, opening many doors for us to follow; from voting, to running for POTUS, to protecting our bodies, every curve, every dimple, and becoming exceptional citizens. Let’s carry…

Do You Pay Regular Visits to Your Soul’s Mirror?

Post, share, stare, repeat. A millennial’s rhythm in everyday life includes rendering moments from the day, perspectives, interests, statements, missions, even #goals. Who we are can be known instantly through a few seconds of scrolling. It’s the easiest way to proclaim what we’re about and even to remind ourselves of our own personal proclamations.

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