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I Shop Therefore I Am: Can Objects Make Us Happy?

I Shop Therefore I Am: Can Objects Make Us Happy?

Objects help us get through each day but can they make us happy? 

 

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Bio-Plastic: Pet Bowls That Make a Difference

Bio-Plastic: Pet Bowls That Make a Difference

Should our pets go plastic-free too? 

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Design Thinking and Changing the World

Design Thinking and Changing the World

We will only solve the challenges facing our planet when we think unconventionally. 

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To Bee or Not to Bee: the Truth Behind Honey

To Bee or Not to Bee: the Truth Behind Honey

Why vegans don't eat honey and does eating honey contribute to the death of bees?
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The MBFA — the New and Necessary Degree I Just Invented to Save the World

The MBFA — the New and Necessary Degree I Just Invented to Save the World

Repost from the Medium @dylankendall

I believe that in the 15 years post Daniel Pink’s article, and with the rise of DIY entrepreneurialism aided via new technologies, the change we need to save the world is found in the intersection between MBA and MFA graduates — the MBFA — a new type of graduate degree.

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Compassionate Bedrooms for Peaceful Dreams

Compassionate Bedrooms for Peaceful Dreams

The bedroom is the heart of our home, our most intimate space. The bedroom is the room that recharges us, holds our secrets, and provides refuge. No piece of furniture is as important as our bed, the bedroom’s centerpiece. For me, a comfortable bed is key to my bedroom and comfortable for me means soft and warm. Yes, I am a fluff junkie...

  

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Is Cleaning Actually Clean?

Is Cleaning Actually Clean?

Stains, grime and fingerprints – a  detective’s best friends, my worst enemy. A clean house to me is a happy and healthy house. Pre-vegan, I depended on Windex and Tide. I never questioned the values of the companies who manufactured these products or the ingredients in the products themselves. I trusted these companies in my belief that clean was clean.
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Ten Things I Learned from My Mom

Ten Things I Learned from My Mom

On this year's Mother's Day, I woke up feeling reflective and inspired by my mom. Here are ten things I've learned from my mom. Thank you Mom. You're my hero and one of the strongest women I know. To my fellow readers, moms, friends... what have you learned from your moms? 
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We Got You Covered: Designing Compassionate and Chic Floors

We Got You Covered: Designing Compassionate and Chic Floors

Flooring is the aesthetic foundation of our homes. From hardwood, to carpet, concrete or rug-filled, our floors define the look and style of our homes and even say a little about us. Floors reveal whether we prefer modern and clean, warm and colorful and, now, if we are compassionate. Can we keep our vegan values in mind when we think of our home’s floors? Absolutely.
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Is Velvet as Magestic as George Costanza Claims?

Is Velvet as Magestic as George Costanza Claims?

What is really in velvet? Velvet is a mysterious fabric that eveyone wants to drape in but few know from what the material is woven. An article for La Fashionista Compassionista
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Thanks for the Advice — Now Please Promote Me

Thanks for the Advice — Now Please Promote Me

We know mentoring works. With such a strong emphasis on mentorship, and with programs specifically designed for women, why are women still under-represented in higher-ranking or leadership positions? In the same series for the Huffington Post - women in business 2010.
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5 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs I Learned From the School of Life

5 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs I Learned From the School of Life

Asked by the Huffington Post to summarize my best advice for female entrpreneurs, I consulted with a friend who teaches Networking classes at Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University.
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