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wired:


We are hopping into strangers’ cars (Lyft, Sidecar, Uber), welcoming them into our spare rooms (Airbnb), dropping our dogs off at their houses (DogVacay, Rover), and eating food in their dining rooms (Feastly). We are letting them rent our cars (RelayRides, Getaround), our boats (Boatbound), our houses (HomeAway), and our power tools (Zilok). We are entrusting complete strangers with our most valuable possessions, our personal experiences—and our very lives. In the process, we are entering a new era of Internet-enabled intimacy.

[MORE: How Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other]
Apr 24, 2014 / 145 notes

wired:

We are hopping into strangers’ cars (Lyft, Sidecar, Uber), welcoming them into our spare rooms (Airbnb), dropping our dogs off at their houses (DogVacay, Rover), and eating food in their dining rooms (Feastly). We are letting them rent our cars (RelayRides, Getaround), our boats (Boatbound), our houses (HomeAway), and our power tools (Zilok). We are entrusting complete strangers with our most valuable possessions, our personal experiences—and our very lives. In the process, we are entering a new era of Internet-enabled intimacy.

[MOREHow Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other]

fastcompany:

This tiny electric vehicle is a survivor: If there’s a flood, the car can float to safety.
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Apr 24, 2014 / 53 notes

fastcompany:

This tiny electric vehicle is a survivor: If there’s a flood, the car can float to safety.

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humansofnewyork:

"It’s important to forgive.""Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?""Myself."
Apr 24, 2014 / 14,744 notes

humansofnewyork:

"It’s important to forgive."
"Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?"
"Myself."

nprradiopictures:

ari-abroad:

This is how old Ukranian men picnic between chess games: brown bread, raw onion, cheese, sausage, radishes, vodka. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1e2Nk5U

NPR’s Ari Shapiro is reporting in Ukraine and is traveling off the beaten path to find great stories, and photos. -Emily
Apr 8, 2014 / 471 notes

nprradiopictures:

ari-abroad:

This is how old Ukranian men picnic between chess games: brown bread, raw onion, cheese, sausage, radishes, vodka. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1e2Nk5U

NPR’s Ari Shapiro is reporting in Ukraine and is traveling off the beaten path to find great stories, and photos. -Emily

(via npr)

Apr 2, 2014

LEAH DUNGO: ARTIST; COMMUNITY CATALYST

I discovered Leah Dungo on Society6 when I bought her New Jersey print to cover my phone.  I started to explore her artist profile and came across her relatively new but rather prolific blog and developed a girl crush on this intrepid upstart. I reached out to her to see if I could learn more about the artist, whose designs are carefully constructed but still manage to be whimsical. She obliged, of course.

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Mar 18, 2014 / 1,530 notes
Social media presents a great opportunity for retailers to understand customers better. Stores can analyze postings by individuals that indicate they’re shopping in their stores. By finding patterns matching the time of day with the demographic group that the consumers belong to, retailers can quickly shift their merchandising strategies — perhaps by using large digital screens to display items and prices tailored for a particular type of customer.
Mar 17, 2014 / 9 notes
Floating Farms: A Pragmatic Approach to Global Warming
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Mar 14, 2014 / 1,366 notes

Extraordinary love. 

mymodernmet:

Love Ever After by Lauren Fleishman

Beautifully intimate moments between New York City couples that have been together over 50 years. Check out their individual stories here.

Mar 13, 2014 / 9 notes

mid-centurylove:

'Wild horses couldn't hold it back' 1964