Set Theory and Pointe Shoes: Dance Legend William Forsythe
William Forsyth

Between notes at dress rehearsal, one of the principal dancers in the “Celebrate Forsythe” performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles came discreetly off the stage. She quietly sat down amid the sea of empty red seats where the audience would assemble later that night. As soon as she sat, her composure evaporated

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At Work, Stick Out Rather Than Fit In
stick out

If you’re a young employee just starting out in your real-world job, there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than preparing for your first few performance reviews. All of your output, both in terms of your work and your intangible contributions to the office, are under scrutiny — and before you walk into those meetings, you have no

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The Herbivorous Butcher Makes ‘Meat’ for Vegans
vegans

The concept of The Herbivorous Butcher will either leave you very excited or very confused, depending on your diet. Get this: it’s a meat-free meat store, a butcher shop for vegans — the first of its kind. I love telling people about The Herbivorous Butcher, located in Minneapolis, because their reactions range from a blank stare to

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Helen Money Makes Heavy Metal Music with Her Cello
helen money

Take all your pre-conceived notions about music and throw them out the window—Helen Money is here to show you that boxes are for squares. Money, the stage name for Alison Chesley, is a cellist who defies the laws of labels, walking the lines between rock and classical, ambient and heavy metal, and doing it beautifully. Photo

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Things to Keep in Your Desk at the Office Because YOU JUST NEVER KNOW
desk

Recently, I was caught attempting to sneakily put on deodorant at the office. I keep a stick of it at my desk because YOU NEVER KNOW when you might need a little freshening up. Amiright? This got me thinking about other things I keep on hand at my desk not just in case of emergencies,

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Setting Realistic Expectations is the Secret to Success
realistic expectations

I’ll always remember how I got my first job out of college, which involved a long, competitive search process, nerve-wracking interviews and more than a few hours of lost sleep over whether or not I’d be picked for the gig—or, for that matter, if I’d even be called back at all. I was not the

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Aly Moore Wants You to Eat Bugs
eat bugs

Yes, bugs. And no, we’re not kidding. Aly Moore, co-founder and COO of Spylight, is a successful entrepreneur with a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University who is trying to promote eating insects as a healthier, more sustainable food alternative. Her newest business venture, Bugible, helps companies working with edible insects tell their stories, build

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D’Narius Lewis Motivates People with His Story
d'narius lewis

We all need a little motivation sometimes. Whether it’s motivation to take out the trash or to get our butts to the gym—motivation ebbs and flows and comes and goes. We’re all wired differently, which means the things that motivate us and what we do to get motivated varies. When it comes to work, some people are motivated by money. Others

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Ron Finley Grows Vegetables in a Food Desert
ron finley

Cities are supposed to be these jam-packed, intricate communities where everything is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. In fact, more than 23 million U.S. citizens live in “food deserts,” areas where low-income residents can’t afford a car and don’t have a grocery store that stocks fresh fruits and vegetables

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Kady Lone Made a Business out of Her Cat’s Fame
kady lone

Internet famous cat. These days, those words don’t even phase most people. I mean, of course a cat can have hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, participate on a panel at special events and essentially rule the internet. But if someone had told you that creating a business from of your cat’s internet fame was a thing—even just a few years ago—you

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