Lexie Spinazola

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This Is What People Wore When It Snowed in Portland

<b>What are you doing?</b> "We're buying salt for the sidewalk in front of Beech Street Parlor."<p><b>What are you doing?</b> "We're visiting from Berlin. We've been …

5 Visions To Make Unused Subway Stations Fun, Useful, And Beautiful

With 303 stations, Paris has one of the world’s densest and most useful subway systems. There are so many stops, in fact, that the city doesn’t need to open up its whole network. A further 16 stations currently lie empty, and mostly unused.<p>Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a candidate for Paris mayor, …

Cuff Blends Jewelry With A Wearable Alert System

For some fashionistas wearables can be clunky and don’t aesthetically combine well with the other jewelry that women and men may have on their wrists such as bracelets, or a watch. Cuff is hoping to change this with a new line of jewelry wearables that serves as an alert system for family and …

In Tokyo, IKEA Converted A Monorail Into A ‘Party Train’

<b>To celebrate</b> the opening of a new IKEA outlet near Tokyo's Tachikawa Station, the furniture giant converted the Tama Monorail Line into a “party …

Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. http://ow.ly/vY5ea

23 signs you were born and raised in Maine

Maine public schools are usually very low on funding. Students are more often than not attending classes in buildings that contain asbestos, have …

License Plates

Photo: @davidb383 David Burnett | Using a first generation camera (Canon 10d) I made this image in the bullpen at historic Holman stadium in Nashua NH. With film, I'd still be trying to figure out IF I got it. #sports #baseball #action #holman

Banks Can't Close Branches Fast Enough

BRANCH STRATEGIES<p>U.S. banks are closing branches in record numbers as customers are increasing their use of mobile and online banking. Yet, in …

9 Secrets to Building Customer Engagement in Banking

• Direct Deposit<br>• Online BillPay<br>• Online Banking<br>• Mobile Banking<br>• Privacy Protection/Security Services<p>Education around additional enhancements to a checking …

Mobile phone payments system to be launched by banking industry

<b>The banking industry's new mobile phone payments system will be launched later this year.</b><p>The system will be called called Paym - pronounced Pay Em.<p>It will make it easier for people to transfer money to other bank accounts using mobile phone apps.<p>The key feature is that once users have registered …

Banking

Retail Banking Strategies: Top 10 Trends for 2014

<b>By Jim Marous,</b> Co-Publisher of <b>The Financial Brand</b> and Owner/Publisher of the Digital Banking Report<p>The Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions …

Will The Power of Mobile Make Bank Branches Disappear?

The delight with the mobile channel increases with use as well, with higher frequency mobile transactors being more likely to recommend their bank …

New 3D printing pen is world’s smallest — will try and raise funds for production via Kickstarter

Exciting new device turns to digital fundraiser in hopes of raising enough money to begin manufacturing<p>This could be a game changer — the LIX Pen, …

Unemployed Man Commits Random Acts of Kindness

What would you do if you lost your job? Look for another one? Apply for benefits? Take some time off?<p>One man in Utah – Daniel Smith – didn't do any of that. Living off his savings, he decided to spend a month committing random acts of kindness.<p>He gave out free gift cards in a Walmart parking lot …

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Photography

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Japan

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

DIY Drink Umbrellas

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Bring the spirit of Spring Break to your next party with DIY drink umbrellas.</i><p>Whether or not you’ve managed to fit a raucous sunny vacation into your year so far, you …