Artist Creates Portrait Of Jackie Chan With 64,000 Chopsticks

Red Hong Yi shows us how disposable materials can be reused and made into something more meaningful and beautiful.

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Fix-It Friday: Counter Points… How To Choose The Best Countertop For You

You asked, she answered. Our home improvement expert Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally helps a WYSK reader make sense of the dizzying array of options.

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The Latest Victims Of Sexual Harassment… Female Humpback Whales

Hunters, entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships, pollution, and NOW THIS…

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March For Babies With Team Dakota

This WYSK is one tough mother who channeled the pain of delivering a stillborn baby to help others

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This 2.5-Year Old Girl’s Joy For COSMOS is Contagious

This 2.5-Year Old Girl’s Joy For COSMOS is Contagious

March 18, 2014 by

On March 9, Neil deGrasse Tyson premiered his new TV series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. A modern iteration of Cosmos, the show originally hosted by Carl Sagan in the ’80s, Dr. Tyson’s version has met with rave reviews, and is already inspiring young, future scientists. The show offers a great opportunity for parents to bond with their kids over some kick-ass science broadcasting. Many parents are ... [Read More]

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The Good, The Dyed, And The Retro: Everyday Items In Fifty Shades of Green

March 17, 2014 by

Whether you celebrate or not, it's safe to say that no one can avoid the color green on St. Paddy's Day. As our heads spin in swirls of kelly, hunter, and emerald, it got us feeling a little green. So rather than fight it, we rolled with it and collected images of things available for consumption - the good, the dyed and the retro - in fifty shades of green. ... [Read More]

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Artist Uses PANTONE To Create Database Of Human Skin Tones

March 17, 2014 by

Brazilian artist Angelica Dass, 35, is creating a mosaic of human faces, showing the grand diversity and incredible array of skin tones in our world’s population. Called Humanae, Angelica matches the subjects skin color (selecting a hue from a section of the nose) to their corresponding PANTONE ® color, an internationally ... [Read More]

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A Wee Bit Of Irish Wisdom On St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014 by

It's March 17th... a day when rivers flow emerald, amber ales turn clover, people don their best shade of kelly, and schmears of white cream cheese blanket green bagels. It's a day when luck is in the air, rainbows dot the sky, and almost all the world seems just a little bit Irish. So on this St. Patrick's Day, we toast each and every one of you with a wee bit of Irish wisdom that you don’t have to be ... [Read More]

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Miss Possible: Saving Girls From Limitation One Doll At A Time

March 14, 2014 by

Jenna Eaves and Supriya Hobbs, engineering students at University of Illinois, are on a mission to empower girls to do something BIG - whatever that may be. In pursuit of this mission, the two friends pooled their passion and big dreams to create Miss Possible, an interactive online community and collection of dolls that represent real women who changed the world, ... [Read More]

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Feel Good Friday: Friends Will Do Anything For Love [VIDEO]

March 14, 2014 by

In February 2014, one of Gerdi McKenna’s friends wrote an email to all of Gerdi's friends, requesting them to attend a photoshoot. Gerdi had just been diagnosed with breast cancer a few months before. Watch what happened next... ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: To Flush or Not To Flush… Things You Should NEVER Put Down Your Toilet, Drain, Or Garbage Disposal

For last week’s Fix-it Friday column, I wrote about how to unclog a toilet, which got me to thinking... an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or a quart of Liquid Plumr. Back when I did a lot of plumbing work with my cousin Sal in Brooklyn, I unclogged more toilets, clean-outs, shower ... [Read More]

If You Build It: A Vision For A New Kind Of Classroom

If You Build It: A Vision For A New Kind Of Classroom

March 13, 2014 by

If You Build It is a documentary that follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller on their journey to transform a community through design and building. Emily is the founder and executive director of Project H, a non-profit that teaches youth to design and build their future with heart, hands, and hammers. The film shows the impact of the organization’s Studio H program, a design/build ... [Read More]