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In case you missed this 3-year-old reciting a Billy Collins poem from memory back in January, please, please, please watch it now.
Steve McCurry's beautiful photographs of people reading around the world
"It's a pizza shop that's a shrine to pizza." The world's first pizza museum is opening in Philadelphia (via The New York Times)
An eight-year-old girl starts a lemonade stand to help end slavery...and raises $50K in two months (via Huffington Post)
It's one of the more annoying aspects of growing up, but it's undeniable: at some point, you are forced to admit that many old saws turn out to be true. I almost gagged the first time a stranger said to me, as I walked with my 5-day-old firstborn, "The days are long, but the years are short!" And what do you know, a blink of an eye later, that kid is starting school. Wise Crone Stranger was totally right! Weird!
Speaking of aging quickly, how about going from 0-years-old to 100 in 150 seconds? This video is not only the most uplifting way ever to learn to count to 100 in Dutch, but also a beautiful portrait of time. Filmmaker Jeroen Wolf asked people on the streets of Amsterdam to look into the camera and say their ages. The result is a fascinating compendium of faces, of the different ways people show their age, as well as the different attitudes they have toward their age. Just watch the range of emotions with which these people say their ages: happy, resigned, proud, reluctant. (According the filmmaker, it took him nearly a year to complete the project, and the hardest person to find was the 99 year-old.)
Singapore's Secret to Aging Well
How One Actress Refused to Admit Her Age
Goody Heat Wave Creator
|Photo: Ben Goldstein/Studio D., Courtesy of Kate Spade|
|When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.—Iyanla Vanzant|
|Photo: Ben Goldstein/Studio D.|
|Screenshot of Tone Check|
|Photo: Greg Kessler|