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Kelly & Jones

Q&A With Kelly Jones, New York’s First “Scent Sommelier”

Wine and perfume aren’t a notorious match. Sometimes, however, pairing the unlikely leads to innovative concepts that work surprisingly well. This is what happened with New York’s first “scent sommelier” Kelly Jones, founder of Kelly & Jones‘ Notes of Wine […]

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Artisans Of Rwanda: Meet Yusta, The Master Weaver

Gender Equality In Rwanda Since President Kagame first took office in 2000, not only has the policy towards gender equality changed, mentalities have too. The new generation of women is now ambitious and hard working to become financially independent and […]

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Why You May Want To Bring Fermentation To Your Home Kitchen Today (Recipe Included!)

Fermenting isn’t just something you do to make beer. In fact, fermentation involves the transformation of everyday staples such as dairy, bread and vegetables into healthier, more flavorful foods. This process is a deep passion of Branden Byers, host of […]

Mirella Amato, Master Beer Cicerone

Mirella Amato: The World’s First Non-US Master Cicerone

What do opera and beer have in common? Not much, other than the fact one of the world’s leading beer experts used to be an Opera singer. Mirella Amato, a Canadian native, is the first non-US resident to earn the […]

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A Sustainable Wellness Getaway At Al Capone’s Old SoCal Hideaway

“Qigong is the practice of mindful of your body, mind and breath,” explains Michael, my Tai Chi instructor for the morning. “If you’re mindful of your breath and body but not your mind, you’re not doing Qigong.” It’s a sunny […]

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How A Farm-To-Fork Food Truck Is Providing A Positive Future For Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. It also imprisons more young people than any other nation on earth. On an average day there are around 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds in custody and facing prosecution as […]

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How Jewelry Is Helping Underprivileged Girls In Bangladesh Gain An Education

Like all good stories, this one began a long time ago in a faraway place. It started in the small town of Bogra in Bangladesh before Nur-E Farhana Rahman was even born. It was the 1960s and her great grandfather, a […]