Valerie Marcelli

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The Build-Your-Own-Handbag Startup That’s Perfected Mass Customization

How Mon Purse’s Lana Hopkins shook up the supply chain and embraced technology so consumers can design their own bags at non-luxury prices.<p>If you pop into Bloomingdale’s in New York in search of a new handbag, you might notice that, next to the Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, and Salvatore Ferragamo …

8 Apps Everyone with Wanderlust Needs to Download ASAP

The days are short and the world is wide, my friends—there's so much to see out there and seemingly so little time to do it, which is perhaps why …

Apps

Mount Everest: The Insane Cost Behind The Climb

Santa baby, put a little cash in the tree, for me... so I can climb Mount Everest in the new year. If it's been your life-long dream to climb the …

Philanthropy Through Photography: How to Do Good with Your Camera

If you were to ask me about a specific time in my life when photography made a significant impact, I would say the fall of 2011. For my birthday, my …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Marathons

Legendary Sushi Chef Masa Takayama's Culinary Guide to Thailand

Though he can usually be found in midtown New York at Masa (some know it as America's priciest restaurant), the chef Masa Tayakama has also lately picked up a habit of heading to Thailand at least twice a year. Between eating his fill of egg noodles in Bangkok, shopping for curry spices on the …

Sushi

If You're 'Bad' At Meditation, These 4 Tricks Are Just What You Need

Recently, my friend and I were talking about mindfulness and she told me that she was starting to experiment with meditation. She quickly confessed …

Meditation

How to Fix Dry Cuticles: La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Review

"Why are your cuticles always this dry?" This was a very real, very valid question asked of me by my manicurist about a month ago, who was visibly getting frustrated by my skittishness every time she tried to push the skin around my nails back. They hurt. They were red. They were in such bad shape …

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is a master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

How to turn daytime into night in photoshop

Recently I created a series of composite images around my home town. I shot the locations early one morning, then shot the models a week later in my …

A crow, a cub, a rescue cat and more: the best of B.C. animal stories in 2016

Every year critters captivate online clickers. They can't help it. It's all that furry, feathered, big-eyed cuteness that plugs into our human wiring.<p>…

10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

So you’ve scored a new iPhone over the holidays. Lucky you.<p>These new devices are Apple’s best yet. Hopefully you’ve spent a few days playing around with its many features, downloaded a few apps, and used the iPhone’s stellar camera to capture holiday memories with friends and family.<p>Because it’s …

Apps

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 2

I went to Iceland last month for a long weekend with my friend Stephanie. We flew WOW Air from Boston and I used Citi Thank You Points to get myself …

8 Must-Have Products for Dog and Cat Owners

Cat and dog lovers will want to put these items on their wish lists (or buy them themselves).<p>1. ZUS PUPPY-PROOF SUPER-DUTY CHARGING CABLE; $20<p>When I …

16 amazing vegan Christmas salads, sides, mains and desserts

Still not sure what to make for Christmas? Here are 16 amazing vegan Christmas salads, sides, mains and desserts to inspire you.<p>Are you in charge of …

This tiny USB-C charger will juice up your MacBook Pro

Apple’s “thin and light” approach for its latest laptops totally breaks down when it comes to charging, due to the sizable power adapter that ships with the computers. Luckily, a tiny new USB-C charger will let you leave Apple’s ungainly charging brick at home.<p>The DART-C, which manufacturer FINsix …

A Tiny Kitten Clings Onto a Healing Therapeutic Lamp That Warms His Little Bones

An adorable little kitten named Selenite found the comfort that he craved by clinging onto a therapeutic salt lamp that emitted a soft amber glow …

10 Of The Greatest Living Street Photographers In The World

Street Photography is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that records unposed scenes in public places.<p>The primary subject is people, at rest …

Elephant gets revenge by farting on another elephant's head

There is no revenge greater than a wet fart to the face.<p>At the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand there is a constant battle between elephants over a …

An 11-Minute Yoga Flow to Ease Holiday Stress and Fight Weight Gain

Between dealing with family drama, preparing excessive amounts of food, and shopping for way too many gifts, there’s no denying the holidays can be …

A Washington woman just paid adoption fees for all the senior cats at her local shelter, and our hearts are swelling

<b>Newsflash: Senior pets make incredible companions.</b> But unfortunately, they’re often the last to go at the shelter. That’s why hearing the news that …

DIY masks and scrubs that’ll make your skin glow this party season

Face masks have seen revival in recent years, but the best ones can be whipped up at home. The obsession with creating my own recipes for scrubs and …

A rich and creamy beans and broth recipe from Tuscany | A Kitchen in Rome

Tuscans know that beans benefit from being baked: they come up richer, rounder and creamier. Serve with fat sausages, as part of a minestrone, or as the Tuscans do: warm, with a little of their own broth and some extra virgin olive oil<p>Every year, usually in October, we visit Maremma, a glorious …

How to Get Reimbursed for a Delayed Flight

With a whopping 45.2 million passengers expected to travel by air this holiday season, unforeseen setbacks are likely. But this time around, don’t …

Flying

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

Consciousness

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

Medicine

Use These Apps and Techniques to Take Better Night Shots with an iPhone

I ditched my DSLR in favor of an iPhone back in 2012, well aware of what I was giving up. But I love to travel light, and by using the iPhone as my …