[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]espite my exhaustion, I couldn’t close my eyes and go to sleep. Above me were millions of stars in the inky-black sky, and below me was the Mediterranean Sea, gently rocking me to sleep on the front deck of the gulet, a two-masted traditional wooden sailing vessel. We were in Turkey to walk the …

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Great things have been created because of/ in spite of confining situations. Think of Pride and Prejudice and the oddities shoved into local history museums: flowers woven out of a dead great aunt’s hair, to-scale cork models of historic buildings, decoupage ashtrays. Still, from the point of view of Russian language, Jane Austen basically sat at home.

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The New York Times recently ran an article exploring the predominance of women involved in urban farming. Traditional American images of a farmer might tend to hover around a weathered, 50 year old white man. After pointing out the wide range of reasons why women love getting their hands in the dirt and growing food in …

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I caught up with Joy Anderson, the powerhouse of a woman behind Criterion Institute, a think tank focused on reinventing the economy. A serial entrepreneur and consummate networker, Joy’s leadership and expertise have been at the forefront of the development of the social capital markets over the last 10 years.

It was a pleasure to hear her reflections on power, grace, gender, and other forces shifting our markets and society.

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Just to name a handful of Robyn Benincasa’s many accomplishments: she holds the record for farthest distance traveled by kayak on moving and on flat water in 24 hours, is 2 x Adventure Racing World Champion, and fights fires in San Diego. I’m half-surprised she wasn’t scaling a mountain while we conducted this phone interview.

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Bird and Knoll is a collaboration of fashion, travel, lifestyle and photography that comes together on large, luxurious, and versatile cashmere-blend scarves. The soon to be released collection Tea, Sugar and a Dream showcases destinations including Peru, Istanbul, Santorini, Ibiza, Lombok and Venice. The company is also introducing a collection of digitally–printed canvas pouches. Combining …

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Let us pause for a moment and assess the fatigued travelers. My mother and I carried two large bags full of my “needs” for the upcoming months. My father carried their luggage as well as a bicycle box full of, well, bicycle. Why it ever went through my mind to take a mountain bike all the way from Germany to Scotland is beside me.

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Even though Davis made the front cover of the print magazine this week, the SI homepage has over 40 images and stories of male athletes featured, with only 4 images of women (one in a bikini, one reporter, one of Serena Williams, and one of Mo’ne towards the bottom of the page). 10x more male images, 20x more male athletes.

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In the midst of the reeling that is the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, three young coders from Georgia have released a relevant new mobile app to rate and record the quality of police interactions. The app is called Five-O, and it was created by siblings Caleb, Ima, and Asha Christian. Users can …

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