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Whoa. Did you hear the Radio Lab podcast about the Japanese paper balloon bombs? The government used the jet stream winds to successfully propel unpiloted Fu-Go balloon bombs to the U.S. during WWII. When the bombs started detonating, thousands of them, the U.S. government requested that the...

GIGI on Broadway

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GIGI on Broadway

As winter continues into April in New York, it’s a real treat to escape to springtime Paris with the return of the musical GIGI on Broadway.

Vanessa Hudgens (of High School Musical fame) puts on an energetic performance as Gigi, a teenager coming of age around high society in turn...

Diane von Furstenberg

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Diane von Furstenberg

Excerpts from an O Magazine interview with Diane Von Furstenberg:

On what her mother, an Auschwitz survivor, taught her: She taught me never, ever, ever think of yourself as a victim. No matter what.

I surround myself with young people, I don’t feel my age. I mean, I know I am...

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Paper carvings by Maude White.

FUN

Baby dancin’! Leave it to the web to take “playing with your baby” viral.

Perfect party hats for your next baton-twirling party.

Snow graffiti. File under people you want to be friends with, but it will probably be hard to get them to...

Wanda Gág

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Wanda Gág

I liked this Brain Pickings Piece on Wanda Gág, who was an artist and entrepreneur.

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Packing Light: Palm Springs, Maternity Edition

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Packing Light: Palm Springs, Maternity Edition

I had about two minutes left to fly before potentially giving birth next to the drink cart, so Brad and I headed to Palm Springs. I took a carry on and a backpack, and this is what I packed for five days.

• Tank Dress H&M | I’ve been living...

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

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Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Leonard Nimoy died today, and I’m sad about it.

My dad was a Trekkie, so Star Trek and the Spock character have brought me a lot of comfort over the years, and fostered my interest in space and technology.

Paper Garments by Bea Szenfeld

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Paper Garments by Bea Szenfeld

Bea Szenfeld‘s work makes me feel like a little kid with a fresh pack of construction paper and some sharp scissors.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! This is our heart window (Forgive the dust, we live up high and I’m not into riding my 90-year-old landlady on how often the outside windows are cleaned.) I cut the hearts out of semi-transparent Folia origami paper. Cheaper than vellum, saner than melting...

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I started learning to meditate this week, and the book suggested picturing yourself somewhere where you feel calmest. I like to think of this image by Wayne Levin.

Jo Goddard has a great guide to outsourcing your life if you live in a city. I use a handful...

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