What You Should Have Read, Listened To, Watched and Eaten Last Year.

It was a busy year, as it always is. Which means you didn’t get around to those reading those books, listening to those albums, watching those TV shows and eating at all those restaurants that were going to make you a far better rounded individual in 2017. Don’t fret, you can still start off the New Year by resolving to get to them and we’ve made it easier by posting lists and links from the top publications in each genre. Get ready for the Best Books, Music, TV and Food of 2017. Read more

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A Hardcover Coloring Book Worthy Of The Coffee Table

With so many great and fun coloring books out there, how do you find one that’s really worth giving as a gift? One that is more than just Farting Unicorns or Cats who Swear (albeit those make fun gifts, too). But what if there were one that was stunning, educational, challenging and engaging for kids and adults, alike? There is. Read more

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Mid-Century Modern Eames Coloring Toy is Reintroduced

Eames Office The Coloring Toy is a boxed set of 16 crayons, 8 die-cut panels and butterfly clips that was designed in 1955 by Charles and Ray Eames. Intended as a way for children to explore color, drawing, shapes and imaginative play, it’s been re-issued for a whole new generation of MCM lovers and their kids. Read more

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Facts and Help For NorCal Fire Evacuees : What To Do, Where To Stay

As of this midday today, the death toll from the tragic Northern California Fires has reached 15 and will only climb. The destruction to businesses, homes, barns, animals, numerous vineyards and wineries are immeasurable. The videos posted by residents as they fled are incredulous and the photographs of the aftermath will bring tears to anyone’s eyes. Where will they stay? what will they do with their animals? They can’t drink the water, they have no beds, clothes, cell service. Here are some resources that can help. Please share. Read more

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Portraits of Holocaust Survivors : The Edut Project

Created for The Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, The Edut Project tells the story of Holocaust survivors through the portrait paintings of David Kassan, written profiles by journalist Dan Maccarone and short films by filmmaker Chloe Lee. Read more

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Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal
photo by Kevin Nance Photography

Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away on March 13, 2017. So much more than an author, a mother or a wife. More than a copywriter, a creative soul, a generous friend. Amy was beautiful, brave and filled with wisdom beyond her 51 years. She leaves behind a treasure trove of her creativity and insight: books, articles, photos, projects, videos and more. Here are just a few of my favorites. Read more

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70+ Great Women’s March Signs From Yesterday’s Protests

original photo by @tracysommers

Much of the world was united yesterday in solidarity as Women’s Marches took place all over the globe. The protest signs – and there were so many – spoke volumes.

Here are 70+ photos of the best fierce, funny and poignant homemade signs that were carried by the millions of women, men and children who participated in the marches worldwide. Read more

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40 Years Later Caitlyn Jenner Reflects on Olympian Decathlete Bruce.

Forget all the sensationalism, the acrylic nails and the reality show. This is Caitlyn Jenner at her most vulnerable and real, proving she still has the same internal drive and dedication that led to her becoming one of the most legendary sports figures of our time. Here we are, 40 years later as she looks back with Sports Illustrated. Read more

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UNICEF Unfairy Tales – Animated Stories About Children But Not For Children.

UNICEF unfairy tales

UNICEF has launched three animated shorts to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children on the move globally as a result of war, conflict, climate change and poverty. Read more

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A Moving Video Opens My Eyes To HUMAN. Now, I Do The Same For You.

Francine Christophe

I came across a video on Facebook the other day that moved me so I had to look into who created it and for what purpose. This led me to discover photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film HUMAN about which, embarrassingly, I’d known nothing and about which all should be educated. Read more

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