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I don’t believe that anyone is 100% one thing. We all have a combinations of individual traits, attributes, and preferences that contribute to a unique identity.

Maggie West

 

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“In our generation, this idea of permanence—that I go to a place and this is where I make my life and stay there forever—is over,” the architect says. “It’s nice because you’re able to experience more places in the world, but maybe for us it’s also limiting. We can’t buy property and we’re more precarious.” New typologies of buildings, as designed by SO – IL, will help us cope with the city landscapes changing around us. “I think we can find solutions that can also offer a very good quality of space and experience."

Breathing room: Adaptable home solutions pave the way for conscious urban living

 

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Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving.

Warsan Shire

 

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The real art form is what happens between man and machine, and the infinite ways machines can work differently for different people. The art is how we constantly unlock different ways to manipulate the machines and how our relationship with machines inspires us.

PLAYdifferently

 

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While you can live quite a life in granny panties, there is always a certain special feeling when one is wearing beautiful lingerie. You know when Superman rips open his regular shirt and underneath he’s got his special superhero gear, and all of a sudden he’s this different person and everyone takes notice? I think there’s a parallel there. You move differently in lingerie, you feel like you have a secret, and it’s a powerful and empowering one…

Memories of Passion: Dara Vandor’s Pen and Ink Lingerie

 

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Sacred space creates the container for profound and transformative movement from where we are to where we are going, we do this through practice and oftentimes our practice includes stillness. In other words, stillness creates the space for movement.

Important Offerings

 

 

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"Put down your phone and just enjoy the moment" is often another way of saying, "I think what you do on your phone is a waste of time." We all do lots of things on our devices, but we tend to reserve our judgement for what others do on theirs. I don’t think we can or should define what it means to be "in the moment" for someone else. 

Misunderstanding moments

 

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TUY Javorca  In TUY Javorca series we used the contemplation of the sacred space through the human body in posing the fundamental questions on the threshold between life and death.

TUY Javorca 

In TUY Javorca series we used the contemplation of the sacred space through the human body in posing the fundamental questions on the threshold between life and death.

 

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When you’re thinking about research, it’s really useful to remember that journalism has one standard of ‘truth’, science another, and so on. Above all, when you read a headline or hear someone say ‘researchers say…’ or ‘research shows…’ the first thing to ask yourself is: who said it, in what context, and what was their basis for knowing it?
Yoga Theory: a roundup of research by Theo Wildcroft
 

 

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My only purpose —
to have no purpose.

What use have you now
for this useless old monk?

Better to walk in the forest
than to listen to me.

Kashyapi

 

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My daily practice provides a moment of suspension, a sacred pause of stillness so I may simply be instead of do, so that I may connect in with the highest truth in my heart, and be guided through each day from a place of deep connection to my inner wisdom.
Sadhana 

 

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In Silicon Valley (and in other startup-rich areas), these unstable businesses have lots of someone else’s money to throw around — which makes them appear more stable in the short term — but they cannot escape the reality of the extreme risk involved in building a new business, particularly a business that needs to grow quickly (as almost all VC-backed startups are required to do).

Medium’s pivot and the inherent instability of new businesses

 

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Happiness is a choice. It's a choice we have to make in every moment. The mindfulness, the awareness, the yogic practices are all teaching us to slow down enough to see that we have a choice but still it's our choice to make.

Yes, NY Times, "being in the moment" is not a magic happiness machine –– but it's still worth it

 

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But getting someone's attention should be a means in journalism, not the end goal. What matters is that we use this attention to inform citizens about the world around them. In 2017, we have to gain the trust of our audiences first by articulating this mission and then living up to is.

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