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Somehow Polish designer Szymon Hanczar was able to take his 13-square-meter (approx. 140 square feet) city apartment and turn it into a surprisingly functional home that provides everything one might need or want. Besides being functional, the minimal space is pretty aesthetically amazing, right?
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Collingwood Shepherd Hut is a cozy and comfy little hut that you can tow anywhere. You can move it wherever you want without any extra construction costs or building permits, this little hut blurs the line between office, home, and cabin. Crafted from hardwearing materials, set atop cast iron wheels, this little studio/playroom/home office/den is perfect when you need sometime to be alone.
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A house in Rappahannock County, Virginia by the architectural firm of Robert M. Gurney. Love the curtain less and ultra clean facade.

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Italian street artist Caiffa Cosimo, also known as Cheone, creates eye-catching street art featuring optical illusions. The larger-than-life paintings cleverly interact with their surrounding environment in an amusing and mischievous way. 
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i thought it was real person ...........but not really amazing artist
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There's nothing worse than spilling food on a crisp white shirt. But a new product called The Unstainable White Shirt, by the budget women's fashion brand Elizabeth & Clarke, promises to repel liquids like magic.

This almost zany-level of stain protection is thanks to a nanotech coating of hydrophobic material. You’ve probably seen videos of such materials on YouTube. They work by disrupting the hydrogen bond that binds together water molecules. Water has to push away from the material's surface to keep its structural integrity. The result is waterproofing at the molecular level.
Never fear wearing white again! From coffee to wine to salad dressing and even sweat are no match for The Unstainable™ White Shirt.
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There was a time when I taught in a school. Back then I was fired up and wanting to inspire every single student that dared thread in my path whether accidentally or otherwise. I wanted to make a significant impact in their lives. I wanted them to open their eyes and see what extraordinary powers they have in their hands to push this earth in a certain direction… if they wanted to.


But in no time, the fire was fanned out because of hierarchy and bureaucracy.


Everyday there is a teacher out there whose passion for education dies because of the obstacles put in front of him/her. Many of these teachers eventually leave the system to find back their passion and also teach outside of the system. Majority find great success. Some of them go on to become star-tutors with reputations bigger than the schools.


These star-tutors, majority of them are what I term edupunks. They refuse to bow to group-think and behaviour. They seek innovative teaching methods and live on the adrenaline of seeing the lightbulb moment on student’s faces. And most importantly, they started to thrive in an environment where they have autonomy of their student’s learning.


The corporate world is seeing how this could be beneficial (i.e. fulfilled employees become productive and bring the company to the next level) and a growing cadre of companies are trying it out. The term is holacracy. Where they strip out middle management (hierarchy and bureaucracy). Where every employee takes up the responsibility to get the job done even and especially if it means cross work boundaries/fields.


But unfortunately, this will never happen in school. There will always be principals appointed to schools who lays down his or her grand vision, whom a group of heads of departments reports to whom run their own fiefdoms with strict demarcation of senior teachers and junior teachers and trainee/contract/replacement teachers.


In a way, I am happy that the education system is as antiquated as such. Because it means that the rest of us can then so the most meaningful and life-changing work for the students outside.
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This is a great project by the Ars Thanea folks. The project is titled DUPONT: It's What's Inside. Make every bite matter more - DuPont Nutrition & Health, Ogilvy & Mather New York partnered up with Polish Agency Ars Thanea to bring their ideas for heightening food quality awareness.
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Many a time you balk when the price of an item is revealed to you. You think my gawd it is over-priced. Because you remember getting a similar item at a much lower price (e.g. house-brands) or that at that particular time, it just appears too expensive.


This happened to me a number of years ago prior to the materialization of the Casinos in Singapore. Then I was eyeing a studio apartment close to Buona Vista MRT station that was going for about S$300k. Comparatively, it was expensive. So I skipped it. Today, the area is boomed into a work haven surrounded by media/bio and fusionopolis. I see the price appreciating into the $1 million mark.


Investments or other items that we spend money on often require our cash or effort, focus, commitment. And the good ones always seem like the asking price is too high, until later, when we realize what a bargain that price/effort/focus/commitment would have been.


The challenge isn't in finding an overlooked obvious bargain that people didn't notice (otherwise anyone can be rich buying stuff on the cheap and flipping it on the high and pocketing the difference). The challenge is in learning to tell the difference between the ones that feel overpriced and the ones that actually are.


As tutors, you want every single student to see at first that you are ‘over-priced’ but eventually to feel that whatever they have gotten from you, makes the fees you are charging feel like a bargain. The challenge is whether you will be able to take your teaching to the next level. If you cannot, you will just be like any other tutors out there. Over-priced for no good reason.
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Xiaoyun Yang, a retired teacher in China, has emerged as a hero to dog lovers everywhere after she traveled more than 1,500 miles and spent over $1,100 in order to save 100 dogs from being slaughtered and eaten during the controversial dog-meat festival in the southern city of Yulin.

The annual festival, during which as many as 10,000 dogs are killed in order to celebrate the summer solstice, has attracted fierce opposition from the international community, celebrities, and local activists in China. While meat consumption may differ from country to country depending on cultural practices, activists are largely taking issue with how the dogs are procured, treated, and slaughtered. Many dogs killed for meat are family pets stolen from homes, or are strays captured on the street. They are often crammed tightly in cages, increasing the risk of spreading diseases. Finally, many of the slaughtering methods—such as being boiled alive or beaten to death—are considered to be unnecessarily cruel and inhumane.

With the help of a few volunteers, Yang works from 5AM to 10PM each day in order to care for the animals. Although she has limited resources, the selfless animal lover has never failed to feed her furry friends steamed corn bread—all she can afford—twice a day, plus special treats on the weekend.

Despite the difficult work involved in rescuing and caring for so many lives, Yang has never given up. On the contrary, the activist even has plans to expand her outreach by establishing an animal shelter and a vegetarian restaurant in Yulin in the future.
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its a ballance Lady !
all this food festiva ..ohh,.in my conutry pork,cows ,sheep meat is praised....we dont have to blame others for what they eat. we eat meat having eyes u know ! we must find an alternative...humans are smart !
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Ben Brucker’s office was a sight that many of us are used to - rows of desks with boring, drab walls. Even though he works at a creative agency in San Francisco, decor-wise, the space left much to be desired. That’s when the graphic designer had a fantastic idea to liven up the office. After brainstorming with his boss, they decided that portraits of superheroes would grace the walls. And because they didn’t want to paint (it would annoy the building facilities department), Post-it notes were their solution.

Brucker used Photoshop to produce playful, pixelated versions of superheroes like Wonder Woman, Batman, and Iron Man. This helped him visualize how they’d look in Post-it form, and it also gave him a blueprint for recreating the characters on the walls. All that was left was to get started!

Brucker’s office got involved with the project, and people arrived on a weekend to help him install the mural. They started by lining the top row of every character and taped guidelines to keep the grid as straight as possible. It was daunting at first, but Brucker and his team finished the entire thing in one day, working from 10AM to 5:30PM.

In total, the bold designs required 8,024 sticky notes and a budget of about $300. It’s a small price to pay for an inspiring set of walls.
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I wish they will launch in ASEAN countries some time. Robinhood, the company and app allows one to track the performance of stocks, and buy or sell them with just a few taps at no cost.
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  • MADucation LP
    Training Consultant/Entrepreneur, 2011 - present
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    Dir, Business Development, 2014 - 2015
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    Dir, Partner Management, 2013 - 2014
  • Singapore Polytechnic
    Lecturer, 2004 - 2011
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I love how the whole place is so rustic and cosy. Every item, furniture or carpentry has a story behind it revolving around sustainability and/or supporting the local community merchants, craftsmen and etc. If you take time to interact with the owners they will show you their little organic garden, tell you their story of how the place came to be and also direct you to the interesting gems of JB. The bedrooms are themed with great attention to the detail. This totally does not feel like any B&B I have stayed before overseas and will will definitely leave an great impression for sometime to come.
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