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Truth Behind the Selfie

The last 7 years of my life have been spent dabbling in social media. Working in it, figuring it out, building relationships through it... I've been so deeply involved in it that I sometimes fail to see how prefabricated it all can be. From all the food styling photos I see at restaurant events, the amount of times it takes yogis to get that perfect shot -- things are not always what they seem on the other side of that photo or share.

How much of it's true? How much of it's real? And as more and more studies emerge on the topic that social media increases unhappiness, we know that as humans we tend to compare, for better or for worse, and that this is creating and setting unreal expectations for society.  With that in mind, I stumbled on this fun video that highlights the now-natural pre-fabrication of social media.

Wanderers

If anyone asks, I usually tell them that Turkey has my heart. It's a great place and the culture just spoke to me when I had visited. Honestly, I would even consider living there (in Istanbul specifically) for a while or trying to own property there since it's so beautiful and rich with history. Despite the turmoil, I've longed to go back and visit; to explore and to grow through the city and the culture as an adult.

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Part of my undergraduate degree was spent focusing on the Ottoman empire. I spent 3 years pouring over texts on the country, reading things about the diaspora and the culture of these people. I was ensnared - and still continue to be.

I'm sure that you've already seen this, but there is this amazing video of Turkey going around and winning all these awards. I wanted to share it with you so you can see the beauty of this place.

Enjoy the film, and promise yourself that you'll visit Turkey one day!

Anita

"As for me, cure I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, troche and land on barbarous coasts.” - Herman Melville

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Is it true that innately within each of us is a yearning to explore, to discover and to travel? Is there a need to visit far off places and remote worlds? Personally, this assumption holds fast and true for me, and I know that if the world had not been explored yet, I would readily jump on a vessel and go forth!

I recently stumbled upon this short film that features satellite imagery from NASA with a cool voice over from Carl Sagan explaining the desire within us all to see what is beyond our atmosphere. The video creates a world where humans have figured out space travel, and now are exploring those far off planets and their moons. The film is entirely speculative, but offers an interesting view of what could come. Imagine, trekking across Europa or staring up at the rings of Saturn... intense.

The director has used a mix of real images and has created his own sets to mimic what a planet may actually look like (when we finally get there, of course!). Check out the video below and as a bonus, here is some beautiful artwork from the short.

In The Backyard

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Everyone is Going for This New Look

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Minimal Shelf Decorations

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Yellow Scarf

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Beautiful Coffee Designs

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Shoes From ASOS

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The Pastel Colors

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In a cowboy hat

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