Category Archive for: Inspiration

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When doing the right thing is a differentiator

We host as many of our domain names with www.iwantmyname.com. The first reason was that it was a no-nonsense interface and process. And if you have a question, the small team answers quickly. (And it is in the same timezone). And somehow it felt like they did it the right way. Digging a bit deeper,…

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Waste not, want not

Even though, because of sustainability, we prefer digital over print, sometimes you have to print. And even being careful, sometimes we print something unnecessarily. And even then our colleague Tae doesn’t want to throw it away. Instead of using a notebook, this always-taking-notes, life-hacking aware guy, repurposes otherwise-thrown-away paper as a hip notepad. A small but o-so-purposeful act.

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Incredible shots from a former inmate

Donato di Camillo grew up in a family that couldn’t afford a film for their camera so instead he just pretended to be a world famous photographer. Later in life he ended up in prison for a series of thefts and passed his time gazing at National Geographic magazines admiring their amazing photography. When he…

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Forget bottles, get shampoo bars

Skin and hair care company Ethique sells shampoo, conditioner and soap, without any plastic packaging. The products all come as solid bars instead of the regular liquid version. Their packaging is plastic-free and made of biodegradable, compostable material. Thinking of it, it just seems totally crazy to pay a lot of money for water in your shampoo.…

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Be prepared to cry

45 Children gave a tribute to Michael Jackson and it’s pretty darn good! Nirali Kartik and Kartik Shah helm Maati Baani, a ‘world music band‘ as they call it according to DNA, and they emerged with the most unique way of giving a tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on his birth anniversary…

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Julius Yego – The YouTube Man

Discover the incredible story and journey of Julius Yego as he recounts his humble beginnings being raised in a Cheptonon village in Kenya, training with simple wooden sticks, to becoming the Javelin World Champion in 2015. With no access to proper javelin coaching and facilities, Julius Yego was able to become his own teacher through…

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Watch this man play

For all those who think they need to have the latest, the greatest and the most expensive, Tom Ward has great news. And he proves it by playing on a broken guitar! This amazing Street Performer plays a compilation of three different types of Music. It’s like he’s playing a Spanish acoustic, a double bass…

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The atlas of beauty

The Atlas Of Beauty is a project about our planet’s diversity shown through portraits of women. Since almost 3 years ago, Mihaela Noroc travels around the world with her backpack and her camera. In this journey she photographs natural women surrounded by their environment. Until now Mihaela Noroc visited more than 45 countries. Today The…

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This man makes you think

Some people have talent. And some use it to open up people’s eyes. So does Steve Cutts, an amazing illustrator who wants this world to be more future friendly by making drawing with social impact. Like the one below. Did he predict the Pokomon hype? If you like to see more of his work, visit:…

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The present

A small movie about a boy who gets an ‘unwanted’ present. It makes you think… Source: mentirinhas.com

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Dead man’s poem

Elderly people in nursing homes eagerly await visitors, or at least a phone call from their family, but they are often bitterly disappointed. When this old man dies, and his room gets tidied up, the nurses find something that touches their hearts so deeply… it brings them to tears. Amongst his belongings, the memories of…

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Meet the “Tesla of eco-villages”

It’s no secret that today’s aggressive agricultural techniques can take a heavy toll on the environment, both on the land used for crops and livestock, and in the surrounding atmosphere. But a new vision of a more sustainable ‘integrated neighbourhood’ community is being implemented in the Netherlands, with the first of a series of high-tech…

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From good to great – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo grew up in one of the poorest areas of Funchal; the capital of the tiny island Madeira. His father was a city gardener and his mother a cook. When he started playing soccer at the age of 9, his teammates made fun of him because his dad cleaned the locker rooms for a…

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We have more in common ..

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. To celebrate diversity in the world momondo presented The DNA Journey: a journey into who we are and how we are all connected as a global family. They…

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A genius new six-pack that solves a big environmental problem

Chris Gove loves the ocean so much, he named his brewery after it. Gove, who opened Saltwater Brewing in 2013 with four childhood friends, is an avid surfer and devotee of all things aquatic, including marine life. The problem? Selling six-packs of beer meant producing a lot of plastic waste… …which all too frequently finds…

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Beer brewed from waste water

A San Francisco brewery is using Nasa technology to make beer with water from sinks and showers, while other brewers are finding new ways to go green. In autumn of 2014 – three years into California’s devastating drought – architect Russ Drinker became fixated on brewing beer from recycled greywater (that is, water that’s been…

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Rise and walk

A spin-off company called SuitX, created by Berkeley researcher Homayoon Kazerooni, developed a super-lightweight exoskeleton The development five years, but now it is the cheapest on the market, making it more affordable for a big audience. They plan to sell the product from March and also a version for children will be available. Will this…

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Showers for the homeless

Lava Mae is a nonprofit with an interesting concept. They convert old donated city buses into mobile shower units for homeless people, bringing them health, hygiene and humanity. It started with one woman, homeless in San Francisco, crying that she would never be clean. The founder, Doniece Sandoval heard her cries. Those words, a desire…

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The future of drones with people

Mankind has always been fascinated by the dream of flying. It requires devotion, enthusiasm and the will to overcome boundaries. It is the goal of e-volo to make this dream safer, more environmentally-friendly and affordable. To do this they have designed an aircraft which will revolutionize mobility on our planet in the foreseeable future. At…

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Re-using beer bottles to create houses

In 1960, brewing magnate Alfred Heineken was visiting Curaçao, off the Venezuelan coast, when he noted with dismay the acres of trash underfoot—a good part of it produced by his own company. Heineken Breweries had an efficient bottle-return system in Holland, where the average bottle was used 30 times before being discarded. But without modern…

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