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Retail Envy

Examine the two photos I took above. Two weeks ago I was at the Apple Store inside the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida, seeking help for my Mom who was having an issue with charging her iPad. Like most Apple Stores, there were a bunch of people sampling gear, asking questions, and… Read More

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Street Art, Reykjavík Style

At a latitude of 64°08′ N, Reykjavík, Iceland is the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state. In that global position, the days get rather short, gray and dark come fall. To make up for that, the country’s largest city (of 123,000) has become a quirky and colorful place. Due to the island’s lack of natural… Read More

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Meet the Artists Painting the Obama’s Post-Presidential Portraits

Traditionally, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery commissions portraits of the president and first lady after they’ve left office. Now it is the Obamas’ turn, and they’ve recently announced the artists they’ve chosen. Their selections break boundaries; they represent the first black artists to paint a president and a first lady. These accomplished and talented artists are Kehinde Wiley, who… Read More

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Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Candy corn—the quintessential Halloween candy—has been around since the 1880s. In my opinion, candy corn looks so much better that it tastes. Its simple shape and minimalist color compels me to pick up a bag annually. I will pour a kernel-filled bag in to a candy dish and look at it until Christmas. Candy corn… Read More

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Noni Noni

Designed for his two year old daughter, Noni Noni is a sophisticated yet simple website where children can draw pictures and letters that are instantly converted to floating 3D art made up of kinetic and colorful spheres. Draw an oval, for example, and image options are offered to you, such as a hula hoop, a… Read More

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Share Life’s Special Moments with Google Clips

On October 4th, Google held a hardware event where the new Google Pixel 2 phones were introduced. I realize I’m a little late to the party, but one piece of tech from the conference recently caught my eye. It’s called Google Clips and its main purpose is to help you capture those special moments in… Read More

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The Outlier

During the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, Jim Brady was shot and severely wounded. He and his wife Sarah created the Brady Campaign and have led a decades-long quest to prevent gun violence. 
According to their website, every day 315 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings.… Read More