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Richard Branson launches into space onboard history-making Virgin Galactic Flight

Richard Branson is still expected to go to space on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight today, although the launch has been delayed by 90 minutes due to overnight weather.

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Big Dream art project to send 100,000 dreams around the world and into space

The Big Dream art project is the ultimate example of dreaming big. The project will consist of crowdsourced dreams encapsulated into one giant work of art to be projected at landmarks around the globe on a symbolic day of peace and sent into outer space with an astronaut. This has to be the largest group show in history and will likely be the largest number of people collaborating on a work of art.

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The real Santa Claus launches online competition for children to win a live video call from Lapland

It turns out that happiness and well-being are linked to sustainability goals and Finland, being the happiest country in the world, wants to share their secrets. They are taking part in a global exposition in Dubai this year. Through the Finnish Pavilion the Finns are inviting people from around the world to participate in a competition to shape the world for future generations while giving them a chance to win a video chat with Santa Claus at the same time.

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Beauty expert outlines new post-pandemic normal for salons and spas

Salons and spas need to know what to do to prepare to open their doors after lockdown. An industry expert is suggesting significant changes in the workplace and a “new normal” for the beauty industry, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. | article | video

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New Disrupt Festival kicks off 25-city summer concert tour of North America

A brand-new festival is set to disrupt the music scene this summer by going back to the tried-and-true way of listening to music in a festival environment.

Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival poster
Disrupt Festival poster
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Op-Ed: Earth Day 2019 – We don’t have time

by Kathleen Rogers and Ingmar Rentzhog

Humans have demonstrated, over and over again, a remarkable ability to cooperate in a crisis. The tragic fire at the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral was a case in point. Firemen and even members of the public rushed into the inferno, while millions of people around the world paced in front of their TV sets, wanting to jump in and help, anxiously waiting for the fire to be put out, and breathed a collective sigh of relief that there was hope for its survival. Donors rushed in behind first responders, generating a billion euros in financial support to rebuild within 24 hours. 

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Karim Rashid set out to change the world of design and brought home a prized collection

Most designers have a hard time coming up with 1,000 ideas over their entire career but Karim Rashid has that many pieces in production now, and more than 4,000 over his career lifespan. His work is so accessible, you might even own a piece of it already.

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Aga Khan Museum shows trends merging with tradition in 19th century Iran

The masterpieces of Iranian art now on exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum tell the story of a society at a crossroads between tradition and transformation, through pieces from the Louvre, Houston’s museum of fine arts, Sackler gallery and McGill University’s special collections vault. The trends are seen in a painting of the first Persian ruler to take full advantage of large-scale portraits as a symbol of power, a gift from Napoleon I, in rare book bindings, European military influences, pre-Islamic Iranian symbols, to Christian references in Persian art.

A microcosm of life in 19th century Iran on a pen case.

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The HIV message you may have missed at the NYC Global Citizen Festival

The message about the progress of AIDS research and testing from Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical company and popular drugstore brand that was a major sponsor of the Global Citizen Festival event alongside YouTube, got lost in the scramble when the audience ran for cover. Researchers were interrupted just after they flashed peace signs with their fingers held high toward the crowd and said, “Let’s make HIV history.”

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