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Olfactory Artist Has Crafted A 'Holy Water' Sculpture That Smells Like Vagina

Peter De Cupere, our favorite olfactory artist, has created a new work exploring the space between divine and embodied representations of women. His piece, entitled "The Deflowering," contains a rather unusual medium: the (organically and mysteriously obtained) scent of vagina.<p>De Cupere has crafted …

Six habits of great Brand Leaders

Having spent 20 years in the CPG world of marketing, I’ve seen almost a thousand Brand Leaders over the years. On the way up, I tried to emulate what I thought were the best traits and avoid what I saw as weaknesses. And at the senior level of marketing, I hired tons of Brand Leaders, promoted many …

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People

The mediocre entrepreneur doesn’t “Blink” in the Malcolm Gladwell sense. In Gladwell’s book he often talks about people who can form snap correct …

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These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World

You can't expect negotiations with French to be like negotiations with Americans, and the same holds true for cultures around the world.<p>British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," now in …

Diagrammer: PPT Ready Images For Presentations

Diagrams use proximity, scale, and links to clarify hierarchy and relationships between information, making your message more easily …

The Science of Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What to Share and Whom to Trust

Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>…

The 5-Step Editing Process for a Perfect Resume

You know that you should edit your resume before you send it off in the world, making sure it’s error-free.<p>But to make sure that resume is in the …

How to Edit Your Map for Growth

Jon thought he was a great boss. His team thought he was a control freak. Who was right?<p>Jon thought he was a great boss. His team thought he was a control freak. Who was right?<p>Neither? Both? Each of us has a different Map.<p>Jon was the CEO at a mid-sized manufacturing company. His seasoned executive …

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Echoes of Shackleton

DARK AND MALEVOLENT, the mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean dwarfed our tiny boat. We battled to keep it at right angles to waves twice the …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

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The 15 Most Bizarrely Unnecessary Sexy Halloween Costumes Of 2013

Beyond the usual sexy cheerleader and sexy nurse costumes, some people are coming up with even more gratuitously sexy costume ideas.<p>From our research, it seems just about anything can get sexy thrown in front of it on Halloween, from Barney to Osama Bin Laden to a "sexy" ear of corn.<p>Take a look at …

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Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

Bryce Canyon National Park

New Photomatix Discount Code<p>Since I used Photomatix on the photo below, I thought this would be a good time to give you the updated news. Maybe a few …

The Secret to Remembering Travel

Whenever I look through all those files of <i>things</i> I’ve saved over the years, I usually stumble upon some long-forgotten newspaper article I tucked away. I give it a casual glance, turn it over, then invariably find that whatever’s on the back is more interesting. Serendipity seems to win out over …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

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Rome & Lazio, Italy: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

Insider Secrets of Rome

<i>Photo Courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by The Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. But as welcoming as it can be, to the first-time …

10 Best Underwater Sites to Visit

Some of the most magnificent pieces of architecture in the world have been submerged under water by earthquakes, floods and other geological events. Some of the sites still remain a mystery of how they ended up on the ocean floor. Nowadays, these cities, monuments, palaces, and even some …

10 Iconic Train Journeys That Are Trips Unto Themselves

One of the best ways to experience the travel style of yesteryear's rich and famous is to spend some time on a luxury train.<p>Typically, these trains provide private two-person overnight compartments, some with built-in showers, along with lavish service, onboard guides, and elaborate meals.<p>Many also …

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Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist

If Leonardo da Vinci’s uncannily accurate studies of the human body had been published in his lifetime, they would have changed the course of science, says Alastair Sooke.<p>One day, probably during the winter of 1507-08, <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> found himself chatting with an old man in the hospital of Santa …

6 Tips for Creating Amazing Content

Content marketing can be extremely effective, but only if you know how to create compelling content. Here are six tips.<p>The great thing about marketers is that they love to write about themselves. So you can just imagine how happy they are now that content marketing is the hot trend for success. For …

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