After turbulent year, owners of San Fernando yoga studio aim to adapt to post-lockdown world

It was supposed to be the beginning of a new era for sisters Daniela and Alexandra Del Gaudio. After nearly 10 years of working long shifts and multiple jobs, they finally saved enough money to open the Wild Plum yoga and wellness studio in San Fernando just two years ago. But the pandemic wreaked havoc on their business venture. They closed the Wild Plum in March of last year certain they would reopen in two weeks. But the closure dragged into months amid strict health orders. A year later, aft...
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The look and looks of a little Tokyo bar over six years

These photographs were taken between 2014 and 2020. A period of time that has seen Tokyo undergo huge changes, and yet this bar at least looks exactly the same, with even the looks emanating from it remaining surprisingly consistent.
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"Her art comes to life by oxidization. Just like apples, bananas oxidize, or turn brown, as the enzymes in their cells are released and interact with the oxygen in the air."

"Cells that are damaged — because they’ve been poked with a fork or dropped on the floor — brown faster. By varying when she applied the marks, Chojnicka discovered that she could create a palette of shades, resulting in surprisingly intricate pictures." From "Bored in the pandemic, she made art by bruising bananas. Now she has an international following" (WaPo), which is all about this Instagram feed. It's not high art. It's stuff like this: View this post o...
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Paris Photos

I often go through this park on a bus but this time I decided to hop off and take some photos. A statue of la Fontaine famous for the fables he put together with two of the animals he wrote about. Another statue surrounded by beautiful Spring flowers. A more modern piece of art. Not in the park but the end of Île de la Cité where the trees are no longer bare.
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Simple Bicycle Company expands, opens new frame production facility in northwest Portland

New home of Simple Bicycle Company.(Photo: Simple Bicycle Co.) Portland’s status as a bicycle building epicenter has taken a few hits since its prime nearly 10 years ago; but it is far from dead. Yesterday, Portland entrepreneur Chris Blandford announced he’s partnered with veteran framebuilder Oscar Camarena to expand Simple Bicycle Company. Camarena founded Simple in Washington in 2003 and moved to Portland in 2012. His ability to produce high-quality frames has earned him a strong rep...
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The DOJ said it caught a Capitol rioter by going undercover at his job

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images The DOJ arrested a Capitol rioter after unsuccessfully searching for him for three months. Stephen Randolph was arrested in Kentucky on April 20. Court filings show undercover FBI agents recorded him at his workplace admitting his involvement. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man from Kentucky who...
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Leading Thoughts for April 22, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Economist Tim Harford on the problem of using statistical metrics as a proxy to control or as a target to be improved: “Social scientists have long understood that statistical metrics are at their most pernicious when they are being used to control the world, rather than trying to understand it. Economists tend to cite their colleague Charles Goodhart...
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How to Set Up Instagram's New Anti-Harassment Tools

Instagram is adding two new anti-harassment tools aimed at cutting down abusive messages you might receive on the platform. Here’s a quick look at how to set them up once they arrive.Read more...
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Byredo Fragrance House Overview Video

I normally don’t review a whole fragrance house, but someone asked for my thoughts on Byredo, and I have 2 scents and many samples lying around so I thought I’d review it all.  Like every... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Why brands need a short-form video strategy for new plays by Facebook and Instagram

Social network is about test its first ads in Reels, the TikTok clone, and has a new way to buy in-stream video.
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Asian-Americans are using Instagram to help protect their communities

One February afternoon, a 50-year-old Asian woman was waiting in line at a bakery in Queens, New York, when a man threw a box of spoons at her and then shoved her so violently she required 10 stitches in her head. In a surveillance video, a crowd watches as the man attacks the woman, doing nothing as he hits her and then walks away.  “When I saw that, I thought, ‘That could be my mother. That could be my grandmother. That could be someone I knew,’” says Teresa Ting, a resident of Flushing, th...
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Skull brides and iguana hats: Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico – in pictures

The renowned Mexican photographer has spent a lifetime documenting indigenous communities and chance encounters in her homeland Continue reading...
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MI5 joins Instagram to bust 'martini-drinking stereotypes'

Launching the account, MI5's boss says: "You can insert your own joke about whether we will be following you."
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