• Joseph Ades made a fortune selling $5 potato peelers on the streets of New York for 60 years and I love him for it. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 5 Dec 2014

Brian Nunes is the filmmaker behind new release Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary, about creativity and success seen through the lens of street musicians. His favorite humans are ones who blaze their own trail. FACEBOOK  TWITTER

 
  • Chris Ballew had huge hits in the late 90s but now he plays music for kids and couldn’t be happier. [2 of 3]
 
  • Gene Weingarten's now-famous article is still one of the greatest examples of how context can affect our perception of worthiness. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 3 Dec 2014

Andy Smith works around town.

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Jaime Derringer has a date with design.

food 28 Nov 2014

Whiskey distiller Maggie Campbell shares her inspirations.

 


  • More reports are published every year about the rising number of entrepreneurs and freelancers, and the flexible office space that provides support for that community. In my opinion, no one does a better job analyzing those numbers than Deskmag. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 3 Dec 2014

Andy Smith is Community Director of The Yard, NYC’s office space and coworking community designed to support business growth. He is a published author, art curator, event producer, and an avid record collector. FACEBOOK  TWITTER

 
  • Lately I’ve been thinking about various measures of success or happiness. Paul Dolan, a professor and author on “happiness” recently wrote about what makes him happy. [2 of 3]
 
 
 

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culture 26 Nov 2014

Carmel Hagen on why gratitude makes us happy.

 


 

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design 1 Dec 2014

Jaime Derringer is founder and editor of Design Milk and Dog Milk. She dreams of designing textiles, running more than 8 miles, and having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—reading and drawing. TWITTER  WEBSITE  TWITTER

 
 
  • Endgrain exhibition showcases Raw Edges’ years of experimentation with wood and dyes. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 28 Nov 2014

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Carmel Hagen on why gratitude makes us happy.

tech 24 Nov 2014

Sahil Lavingia looks at some of the latest tech news.

 


  • Master distiller Christoph Keller is an absolute hero to me and has influenced my work since joining Privateer. [1 of 3]
 

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food 28 Nov 2014

Head Distiller Maggie Campbell currently leads Privateer Rum’s new standard of small-batch rum production. Campbell has dedicated her career to studying the art of brewing, distilling and winemaking, and incorporates the best of each practice to elevate Privateer’s rums to the level of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER  WEBSITE

 
  • I met Jake Norris when bottling whiskey many years ago at Stanahan’s. He is a good friend and has just launched LAWS Whiskey in Denver, my home city. [2 of 3]
 
  • The first distillery Peter (my husband and distilling partner) and I visited together was Leopold Brothers. They have been around over a decade and are a wealth of knowledge. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 26 Nov 2014

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culture 19 Nov 2014

Lauren Cerand slows down, mindfully and meaningfully.

 


  • Ever wonder why people seem so happy on Thanksgiving (family drama aside)? According to a growing body of research, it may have more to do with the thanking than the turkey high. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 26 Nov 2014

Carmel Hagen is a writer and brand strategist living in New York City. She heads up advertising at Aviary, one of the world's favorite photo editing apps. TWITTER  WEBSITE

 
 
  • So if happiness comes from gratitude, how can you make every day Thanksgiving? Get started with these tips from a nature photographer and our favorite monk. Happy thanking! [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 17 Nov 2014

VSL editor Alexa Jaccarino meets some behind-the-scenes makers.