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ROSAMUND PIKE, REAL-LIFE GONE GIRL

CULTURE: Rosamund Pike, the British actress is a real life gone -girl on leaving her phone behind, how she gets her news and her culture list.

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MADEWELL IS RAMPING UP ITS DONATION PROGRAM AFTER A BLOCKBUSTER EARTH DAY

FASHION: They’re working with Habitat For Humanity to recycle old jeans (from any brand). And an incentive? They’ll give you $20 off your Madewell replacement pair.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

ENVIRONMENT: The Magazine has put together a series centered on climate change, outlining the impact on both populations and health (hint: viruses such as Zika may be here to stay).

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JESSICA ALBA’S NEW OFFICE FOR THE HONEST COMPANY

DESIGN: We’re not sure what the scientific correlation is between productivity and working in an office where aesthetic is a priority (we’re imagining it’s pretty high). Honest’s new space fuses clean Scandinavian lines with an inviting hospitality, thanks to Consort Design.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGNER AURORA JAMES TRAVELS TO BALI IN SEARCH OF LOCAL TREASURES 

FASHION: The Brother Vellies founder (and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner) travels to Bali with Vogue to seeks out new partnerships with weavers and talented artisans.

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WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET-AND DOES IT WORK?

FOOD: You’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet as it has been doing the rounds lately. The deal in short? 80 percent fats, 15 percent protein, and 5 percent from carbs. Intrigued? Read on.

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TORY BURCH ON FASHION, TECH, AND HOW A BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY STAYS SCRAPPY

BUSINESS: Tory Burch went from stay at home mom, to start-up founder, to owning a business with a valuation of over 3 billion dollars. The designer and entrepreneur talks about staying nimble, pivoting, and going direct to the consumer.

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MINE DINING

TRAVEL: Firstly, Lolo Mauron is a 92 year old French bachelor. Secondly, he’s filled his den (read caves) with vintage cars. Thirdly, he also runs a restaurant out of said caves. This might just be our favorite story of the week.

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PARIS, COPENHAGEN & CURUBITA ARE POISED TO REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE

ENVIRONMENT: From transportation and green spaces to alternative energy, find out how these three cities are fighting climate change, and how we can also get involved in making an impact.

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THIS SITE LETS YOU PAY THE WATER BILL FOR A FAMILY IN NEED

IMPACT: The Human Utility was originally started as the Detroit Water Project in 2014, as a reaction to the city cutting off water access to thousands of the city’s poorest  inhabitants. Now you can help some of the most vulnerable to pay their water bills.

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MR PORTER: THE CALIFORNIA ISSUE

CULTURE: From the made in California brands and So-Cal’s global influence, to LA’s art scene and the best surf spots around, Mr Porter takes a deep dive into Noble’s hometown: Los Angeles.

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THE WINNERS OF THE CFDA/LEXUS SUSTAINABLE FASHION INITIATIVE

FASHION: After a 17-month sustainability journey, Erin Isakov of Erin Snow was awarded the grand prize for her commitment to a triple bottom line.

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THE START UP CLEANING UP THE DIRTY $13 BILLION DIAMOND INDUSTRY

Did you know that half of all stones still come from conflict zones including Sierra Leone and Congo? Diamond Foundry has raised $100 million in venture capital (from big name investors including Leonardo DiCaprio) and are laser focused on cleaning up the luxury diamond industry by creating their own in laboratories in under 3 weeks.

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WHICH DESIGNER BAGS ARE DEFINITELY WORTH INVESTING IN?

Investment bags are pieces you’ll treasure forever. They’ll wear well and you’ll never toss them out. For the sartorially savvy, here are some of the bags that you’ll never get bored of.

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WHAT IT TAKES TO FUND YOUR BUSINESS – HOW TO GO FROM DREAM TO REALITY

It’s no secret that starting a company can be exhilarating, to downright terrifying. From bootstrapping and crowdfunding, to VC and angel funding, this guide will run through all the ways you can raise capital for your business.

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EAT AND DRINK WITH PURPOSE: THE HEALTHY NYC GUIDE

The Los Angeles wellness game has always one-upped that of New York, and London… and Paris. But the Big Apple is fighting back. Here’s Goop’s guide to the best places to eat, drink and be merry – all infused with a health-filled slant of course.

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MAKEUP MAVEN BOBBI BROWN ON BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The beauty aficionado talks health, wellness and looking after your body, the body (Elle Macpherson), and the reason why you should eschew anti-aging products.

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DAVE ASPREY’S TOP 10 BIOHACKING TIPS FOR A SUPERIOR BRAIN + BODY

We’ve recently become obsessed with the notion of biohacking (through multiple conversations with The Chalkboard team we have to note…) They’ve tapped Bulletproof’s Dave Asprey to explain how to integrate the practice into everyday life.

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KAT GRAHAM IS WILLING TO SELL YOU ANYTHING IN HER CLOSET

The actress, musician, and activist for Empower64 is auctioning off some of her most recognizable items for the charity. We’re totally fine with taking a peek at the Gucci and Versace pieces that will be sold at Decades in LA for the cause.

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13 BOOKS EVERY GLOBAL CITIZEN SHOULD READ THIS SPRING

Global Citizen has rounded up the best books of the season on topics from Citizenship, Finance and Innovation, and Mental Health to equip you to read well and do good at the same time.

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GAL GADOT ON FEMALE SUPERHEROES AND PREPARING TO BECOME WONDER WOMAN

“Wonder Woman stands for beauty, truth, love, and goodness. She understands that finding the truth is complicated, but she will always be kind. There’s something very reassuring about that, especially now” says director Patty Jenkins.

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THE 10 BEST HOUSING DESIGNS OF 2017, ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

Take a peek at some of the most impressive homes who received the housing project awards from the American Institute of Architects. Honorees include custom dwellings in the California desert, to affordable housing units in San Fran and speciality houses for the previously homeless and/or disabled veterans.

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DESIGNERS BEHIND FASHION LABEL BEULAH ARE ON A MISSION TO HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE

With a loyal customer base (fans include the Duchess of Cambridge) the London-based Beulah are on a mission to employ victims of sex trafficking in Kolkata, India.

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ANNOUNCING THE UNITED STATES OF INNOVATION 2017

Take a look at some of the coolest entrepreneurial and innovative projects on a State by State basis. As Fast Company notes – these are the people making America great again.

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GEMMA ARTERTON ON THERAPY, SACRIFICE AND CHANGING THE [MOVIE] INDUSTRY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

“When you make films about women, you can’t get financing in the same way you would if it was a film about men.” The British actress talks the Women’s March, her role as a Bond Girl, and setting up her own production company to make the films she believes will move the needle.

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TOMAHAWKS OR TODDLERS? WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE CHILDREN IN SYRIA

In the wake of the chemical attack in Idlib, Syria, and the U.S. response, Jeremy Courtney – one of the few people on the ground – urges us not to forget about the children, especially as our media footage will be increasingly focused on ‘our response’ – rather than perhaps, the people in Syria itself.

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ARE OPEN FLOOR PLANS HERE TO STAY?

It seems that the trend for open floors plan isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And it’s not just a great design feature, it bolsters hospitality and your ability to create community in your home space.

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CHRISTOPHE ROBIN ON WHAT AMERICANS CAN LEARN FROM FRENCH WOMEN ABOUT THEIR HAIR

Do you know when you shampoo your hair wth silicones it leaves a coat on your scalp rendering it unable to breathe? French colorist Christophe Robin takes us through his top tips for keeping your hair clean without compromising blood flow or succumbing to scalp stress.

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VC NISHA DUA: INVESTING IN WOMEN IS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

“There was a study that found companies with at least one female founder bring back 63 percent greater returns than male-only companies.” Now, BBG Ventures is focused on funding women building products that tap into the cultural zeitgeist.

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SLEEP IS THE NEW STATUS SYMBOL

Did you know that poor sleep weakens the immune system, supports depression and other mental disorders and can contribute to cancer and early death? Read about the companies trying to combat sleeplessness in the States.

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ISTANBUL – EXPLORE PARTS UNKNOWN

Obviously we all love Anthony Bourdain, and he’s just launched a new, immersive website dedicated to expanding on the locales he visits on his CNN show. Check out his latest destination – Istanbul.

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9 HOLISTIC HEALING PRACTICES, DEMYSTIFIED 

There are multiple holistic healing practices – but what does each one really mean? From Acupressure to Ayurvedic Medicine, My Domaine steps in to demystify the treatments that over 30% of Americans are using to boost their health.

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OLIVIA PALERMO’S SECRETS OF CHIC

Olivia Palermo, the exquisitely groomed New Yorker, talks style, the power of being a role model and her adoption of structure.
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HOW HUMANITARIAN LAW IS SERVING AS A FEEDER TO SUSTAINABLE FASHION

According to a Nielsen study 75 percent of millennials would be willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. Tapping into that stat is an emerging trend of lawyers and human rights advocates making the switch to working in the sustainable fashion space.

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THIS EDIBLE WATER BOTTLE IS HOW YOU’LL DRINK IN THE FUTURE

In the U.K. alone 16 million disposable bottles are trashed on a daily basis. As a response, London-based company Ooho have created an edible and biodegradable bubble-like sphere of water. It has to be seen to be believed, but it’s pretty great.

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THE BEST NEW ART SHOWS FOR SPRING 2017 

If you find yourself in New York this Spring, don’t forget to pop into the plethora of galleries that line the Manhattan sidewalks. Here’s Vogue’s guide to the best art shows to take a gander at.

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AMERICAN HONEY’S SASHA LANE ON MENTAL HEALTH AND HOLLYWOOD

If you missed last year’s American Honey (firstly, watch it tonight), you may have also missed one of Hollywood’s shining new stars – Sasha Lane – who was discovered by director Andrea Arnold on a beach in Panama City.

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A SENSE OF BELONGING

What does living in community really mean, and how can the idea of belonging tangibly improve life at a local level?

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INSIDE SNAPCHAT’S IDENTITY CRISIS

Following Snap’s IPO, is it better for the platform to be labeled a social network or media company?

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GIRLS CRASHES BACK DOWN TO EARTH

The iconic TV show Girls is heading towards its forever finale. The Atlantic reviews the latest episode and compares its power when depicting a straight up reality vs. fantasy.

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FLAWS AND ALL

Scars are rarely mentioned in the beauty industry. Read how these traditionally fragile marks have become part of three women’s unique identities.

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HOW KRISTEN BELL IS TRYING TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

The Good Place actress is challenging Trump’s lack of environmental support by getting behind new initiatives that seek to put the earth back together.

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LAWN TO EARTH

Los Angeles’ lawn culture has become a direct indicator of Californian drought levels. The lack of water has also changed the literal landscape (pun totally intended) with the introduction of desert ready plants that are influencing the aesthetic of the city.

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HOW TO SLEEP BETTER BY SETTING A DIGITAL CURFEW

We know that screens at night – whether that’s your phone, laptop or beyond – can cause all kinds of issues (at best you might not sleep as well). Read what happens when  installing a digital curfew.

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THE RISE OF EARLY AUTOIMMUNITY AND HOW TO AVOID IT

Digestive issues? Tick. Food intolerances? Another tick. Tiredness and the like? Double tick. Dive into a whole host of ways we can recognize the rise of autoimmunity – which seems to be happening at a younger age – and what to do about it.

GOOP 

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JENNA LYONS EXITS J.CREW

Jenna Lyons has announced her departure from J.Crew after having been at the company for 26 years. The reins will be passed to the women’s head of design, Somsack Sikhounmuong.
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VIOLETTE’S MODERN SMOKY EYE

French girl beauty has always been pretty much the best. Watch make up artist Violette nail the classic Parisian smoky eye look in this smart, cool tutorial.

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HYBRID IDENTITIES

For the sisters behind Beirut-based atelier2té, traditional Lebanese architecture collides with modern, global design.

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