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  • FOX Audience Strategy + Essence: Celebration of Black Women In Media & Entertainment

    By SP on February 25, 2014
    I was invited by Fox Studios (home of American Idol), and more specifically, Fox Audience Strategy headed by my dear friend and colleague Nicole Bernard (Executive Vice President) to attend an IMAGES event with Fox and Essence Magazine. The event was led by the amazing and knowledgeable Vanessa Bush, Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine. The panel featured Fox Executives Zola Mashariki […]
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  • Huang Qingjum’s “Family Stuff” Photography

    By admin on January 3, 2014
    As we enter a new year, it’s a natural time to reflect on our blessings and remember to be grateful for what we have. Nothing puts this into perspective further than the photo series by Huang Qingjum. Qingjum traveled to remote areas, persuading families who often had never been photographed, to pose with their complete sum of possessions. If you were […]
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  • Brothers Recreate Childhood Photographs for Mom

    By admin on December 2, 2013
    Looking for a gift idea for your mom this holiday season? Take a cue from these two brothers, who recreated childhood photographs 20 years later, including all the details of location, wardrobe, and posing. Have you ever recreated old photos, or done a similarly unique project as a gift?  
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  • Cancer-Detecting Honey Bee Containers

    By admin on November 26, 2013
    The contraption below is a project by Portugese designer Susana Soares. The device is designed for people to breathe into. The air fills a large chamber with a few trained bees inside. Apparently, the trained bees can detect odors on the person’s breath that signify presence of cancer and other serious illnesses. If the odor is present, the bees rush […]
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  • 15-Year-Old Self-Taught Inventor Kelvin Doe

    By admin on November 25, 2013
    A warning as you play the video above – don’t be surprised if it’s a bit of a tearjerker! Fifteen year old Kelvin from Sierra Leone didn’t grow up with much. In the area he lives, electricity is a rare occurrence, and opportunities of all kinds are extremely limited. However, this did not deter him from devoting himself to attempting […]
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  • Fun Posing With Statues

    By admin on November 21, 2013
    In the series of photographs below, people pose with or manipulate statues into funny scenarios. Some of them you have to take a double look at, as at first glance the statues look pretty realistic! Enjoy…x!   
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  • Theo and Beau

    By admin on November 21, 2013
    Is there any cuter combination than puppies and babies sharing snuggles? Probably not! Jessica Shyba of Momma’s Gone City has been chronicling her family’s puppy adoption process on her blog and Instagram. The family rescued the abandoned puppy Theo, who soon began a daily ritual of napping with son Beau. Jessica is hoping to be able to create a book out […]
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  • Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers Project

    By admin on October 30, 2013
    The photographs below represent a recent project by Richard Renaldi. The series depicts moments of physical touch, emotional intimacy, and affection. However, what’s remarkable is that prior to the photograph, the subjects have actually never met. Renaldi selects people and asks them to pose as they would with family members, friends, or lovers. The depth of emotion in their faces as […]
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  • UN Women Ad Campaign Draws Attention to Sexism

    By admin on October 29, 2013
    A recent ad campaign by UN Women, the branch of the United Nations that focuses on women’s issues, is causing a stir. The campaign uses actual Google search results to emphasize the prevalence of sexism and gender inequality in today’s society. It is disheartening to see that the most frequently searched phrases in regards to women are negative, but encouraging […]
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  • A Look Inside Solange’s New Louisiana Home

    By Alicia Hall on September 4, 2013
    Solange Knowles recently made the decision to leave her long time home in Brooklyn, and headed south to put down roots in New Orleans. She just purchased this beautifully restored historic creole style cottage; which was built in the 1830′s, and is just minutes away from the French Quarter. After taking a peek into her new home, we can understand […]
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