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Clever Designs Built With Repurposed Egg Shells - My Modern Metropolis

Clever Designs Built With Repurposed Egg Shells - My Modern Metropolis | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Rather than tossing out old egg shells, design firm Nosigner figured out a way to transform the fragile, cracked containers into beautiful products. The Japan…
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The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Father and Daughter Find Adorable Baby Foxes in Their Backyard

Father and Daughter Find Adorable Baby Foxes in Their Backyard | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A New Jersey homeowner was fortunate enough to find a delightfully cute surprise in his backyard—a litter of baby foxes! Philip Wang and his daughter Alice discovered the little kits on their 7-acre property in Princeton, NJ. The pair photographed the adorable foxes as they dozed together, played with each other, explored their surroundings, and even turned their curious eyes upon the camera.
"I see red foxes a few times a year, so I know we have foxes around," Philip told Philly.com, "but last week I heard like a soft 'meowing' like a cat near a shed. And then I saw that they were very young foxes and started taking their pictures everyday. And they are very, very cute."
Luckily, Mama Fox came back later with dinner, making sure that her babies were safe and well-fed.
via [Reddit], [Viral Nova], [Bored Panda], [Philly.com]
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Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two while the second place winner gets a six day National Geographic Photo Expedition to explore winter wildlife in Yellowstone.
The contest is open from now till Tuesday, June 30 at 12pm EDT. Judging is based on creativity and photographic quality. There are four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Throughout the contest, photo editors will share their favorite entries every week at natgeo.com/travelerphotocontest.
Now, courtesy of National Geographic, here are some stunning early entries. Photographers, make sure to enter this contest before it's too late!
Above: Camping On The Diving Board As…
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Incredibly Rare Quadruple Rainbow Recently Seen in New York

Incredibly Rare Quadruple Rainbow Recently Seen in New York | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to witness a double rainbow, you know how rare that phenomenon is. But what about a quadruple rainbow? That’s even more uncommon, though it definitely happens. Amanda Curtis snapped this gorgeous image over Glen Cove, New York on April 21 while waiting for the Long Island Railroad to arrive. It features streaks of arcing, colorful light that paint the cloudy sky as two of the rainbows intersect.
To get a sense of just how rare this sighting was, quadruple rainbows were once believed to be impossible. It wasn’t until 2011 that there was photographic evidence of a triple rainbow. Meteorologists Raymond L. Lee Jr. and Philip Laven also published a paper in Applied Optics explaining the conditions that might produce them.
Lee and Laven used a mathematical model to predict the circumstances. It begins with dark thunderclouds and either a heavy downpour, or a rain storm with near-uniformed-sized water droplets. When the sun breaks through the clouds, it then…
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Spectacular Bioluminescent “Sea Sparkles” Glow at Brava Beach in Uruguay

Spectacular Bioluminescent “Sea Sparkles” Glow at Brava Beach in Uruguay | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Remco Douma is a Dutch photographer who is passionate about capturing the sights of Uruguay, a country that he calls his home. While at Brava beach near Punta del Este, he witnessed a magical sight. “Sea sparkles” appeared on March 31, and they transformed the crashing waves into a spectacular, luminous blue that radiated under the night sky.
This natural phenomena is the result of bioluminescence, and it’s what makes an organism able to glow in the dark. Fireflies and plankton also have this trait. The sparkles that Douma photographed were caused by a dinoflagellate species called Alexandrium fraterculus. It’s nontoxic (unlike Noctiluca, another dinoflagellate species), and scientists aren’t exactly sure why it shines. Some think that the Alexandrium fraterculus uses it as a defense mechanism. The crashing waves could’ve disturbed it and caused this light.
Douma’s beautiful, surreal images show just how amazing nature is, and it reminds us that sometimes, we should slow down and…
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Newly Discovered Species Looks Exactly Like Kermit the Frog

Newly Discovered Species Looks Exactly Like Kermit the Frog | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Down in Costa Rica, scientists have discovered an adorable, familiar-looking new species. This newfound amphibian is a frog known as Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog, since its underbelly is translucent and takes on the appearance of glass. Most surprisingly, this extraordinary creature looks just like Kermit the Frog! 
The frog has evaded discovery until now because it lives in a remote location and also because its mating call is quite similar to an insect's call. Brian Kubicki, Stanley Salazar, and Robert Puschendorf are the scientists who discovered the Kermit look-alike between 400m and 800m up in the Talamanca mountains, stating that its call sounds like “a single tonal long metallic whistle-like note.” Not only did Dr. Kubicki capture vivid photographs of the frog, he also decided to name it after his mom Janet Diana Kubicki, according to the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center. 



Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center Website via [Mashable, Boredpanda, The Telegraph]
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Stackable Glass Coasters Separate the Brain Into 3D Specimen

Stackable Glass Coasters Separate the Brain Into 3D Specimen | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Curious about the brain? Now you can learn about it with your everyday home decor. ThinkGeek created a 10-piece set of Brain Specimen Coasters that separates the organ into thin slices. Each part is printed on a four-inch clear glass coaster, and they form a complete three-dimensional brain when stacked on top of one another. There’s a specific order to the assemblage, but that’s not hard to recreate since each piece is labeled.
The vivid designs are reminiscent of what’s produced by a microtome, which is a tool used to cut something into extremely thin slices for view on a microscope. Individually, you can better understand parts of this fascinating organ, while at the same time having an eye-catching accessory that’s sure to be a conversation starter for your guests.
Brain Specimen Coasts on ThinkGeek via [Laughing Squid]
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JR's New Street Art of a Gigantic Man Walking in New York

JR's New Street Art of a Gigantic Man Walking in New York | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This morning, The New York Times Magazine shared their latest cover. Photographed from a helicopter, the aerial photo shows a brand new piece by street artist JR of a gigantic man walking in New York, or more specifically, the pedestrianized Flatiron Plaza next to Madison Square Park. The massive wheatpasting highlights The New York Times' latest initiative called Walking New York where everyone is invited to share their most memorable walk, the one that they love or remember the most.


On a special, interactive site, users can position a pin or enter an address to show the specific location of their favorite walk. In 500 characters, they can then share why that walk is meaningful to them. Select submissions will be published online throughout the coming weeks.
On social media, JR teased this project, tweeting on April 20, "I've been working the last weeks on a very special project with @nytimes that I am about to reveal ..#walkingnewyork"
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Boston Bombing Survivor Crosses This Year's Finish Line on Her New Prosthetic Leg

Boston Bombing Survivor Crosses This Year's Finish Line on Her New Prosthetic Leg | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Rebekah Gregory was one of the many runners injured by a double bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. She nearly lost her life, as well as the life of her young son who was waiting for her near the finish line. As a result of the injuries sustained from the deadly blast, Rebekah has undergone 35 surgeries, including one last November to amputate her left leg.
Despite these hardships, the 27-year-old has refused to be kept down. In the two years since the tragic event that cost her her leg, Rebekah has given inspiring speeches as a motivational speaker, trained daily to build strength and endurance, and bravely testified at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. Yesterday marked another milestone for Rebekah, as she successfully completed the last 3.5 miles of the 2015 Boston Marathon on her new prosthetic leg (affectionately named "Felicia"). Hand-in-hand with her trainer, a fellow amputee, Rebekah took her life back as she crossed the finish line and collapsed in sheer joy.
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Couple Travels the World Performing Acrobatic Yoga Poses with Gorgeous Backdrops

Couple Travels the World Performing Acrobatic Yoga Poses with Gorgeous Backdrops | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Claudine and Honza Lafond combine two of their passions - yoga and travel - in an ongoing series of gorgeous photos they share on Instagram. The couple, who also happen to be yoga instructors, visit beautiful locales and monuments around the world, commemorating their journeys with graceful poses. Their popular account not only highlights their gravity-defying abilities, but also picturesque backdrops like Bali, Venice, and Berlin.
The couple doesn’t pose separately in their photos. Instead, they work together and pull off amazing acrobatic stances that require strength, balance, and trust of one another. It shows you just how incredible the human body is.
Claudine and Honza met in New York in 2007 and now teach at their Sydney-based studio called YogaBeyond. They also keep busy during their travels, holding AcroVinyasa workshops wherever they go and inspiring others to follow their bliss in life.
YogaBeyond Instagram and website via [Lost At E Minor]
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Revolutionary Shoe for Impoverished Children Grows for Five School Years

Revolutionary Shoe for Impoverished Children Grows for Five School Years | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Back in 2007, Kenton Lee was at church when he noticed a young girl in a white dress wearing shoes that were too small for her feet. At the time, Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was surrounded by those living in extreme poverty. After seeing the girl, the hardworking man was inspired to ask himself, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand – so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?”
From this simple question, The Shoe That Grows was born and has changed the lives of a countless number of children. This innovative creation is designed so that it can be expanded as a child's foot grows. The shoe itself is made out of sturdy snaps, quality leather, and compressed rubber, which makes them both resilient and quick to adjust when necessary. They are also simple to clean and contain no mechanical parts that will easily break. 
The latest design comes in two sizes, which will fit younger children from kindergarten to 4th grade and…
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Mother's Empowering Photos of Her Daughters Show "Strong is the New Pretty"

Mother's Empowering Photos of Her Daughters Show "Strong is the New Pretty" | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Last year, we fell in love with Kate T. Parker's beautiful photos of her two daughters Ella and Alice because they reminded us of Norman Rockwell's paintings of the idyllic American life. What we didn't know back then was that those photos were part of an ongoing quest to capture girls in a different light, where negative stereotypes were shattered and where girls were encouraged to feel good about themselves. "I was shooting a 365 project, shooting an image every day, and I noticed that the images that stood out the most among the thousands were the ones that featured them in everyday situations looking fierce and strong and imperfect and messy," she told My Modern Met. "There was such beauty and strength in those particular images and they stood out to me."
When asked what kind of messages she hopes to convey, she said, "I think it is incredibly important to let our daughters and other women know that beauty isn't just pretty poses or looking perfect, but that beauty can be found in…
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Girl's Heartfelt Message to Her Astronaut Dad Can Be Seen from Space

Girl's Heartfelt Message to Her Astronaut Dad Can Be Seen from Space | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As the daughter of an astronaut, 13-year-old Stephanie is used to her father being away on missions in space, but she still misses him every day that he's gone. Automaker Hyundai recently tried to help bridge the distance between Stephanie in Houston and the International Space Station where her dad works by creating a heartfelt message visible from 200 miles away. The results, which are documented in a touching video by Innocean Worldwide, show how technology was able to bring father and daughter closer together.
Stephanie wrote a special message for her dad all the way up in space. After extensive planning and coordination, a fleet of 11 Hyundai Genesises drove in sync across the Delamar Dry Lake in Nevada in order to make those words larger than life. Copying the 13-year-old's handwriting, the drivers zoomed across the desert to etch letter lines measuring 98 feet wide. The entire message spanned more than 59,000,000 square feet across, breaking the Guinness World Record for…
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Mystical Photos of Illuminated Forests in the UK by Ellie Davies

Mystical Photos of Illuminated Forests in the UK by Ellie Davies | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Ellie Davies enchants us with surreal portraits of forests that glow with mystical fairy lights and ominous waves of mist.  The London-based abstract photographer creates her captivating shots in natural areas throughout the UK. With the woods as her canvas, fireflies illuminate desolate clearings, and cascading flurries of glitter dust dramatically lit patches of trees.
Davies says she likes to explore images that juxtapose human and natural elements, calling attention to the sharp divide between personal identity and interconnectivity. She does this by positioning out-of-place manmade elements — such as paint, glitter or smoke — within the context of wild landscapes.
“Forests are potent symbols in folklore, fairy tale and myth, places of enchantment and magic as well as of danger and mystery.  In more recent history they have come to be associated with psychological states relating to the unconscious,” the artist says. “Against this backdrop, my work explores the ways in which…
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Incredible Little Girl with No Feet Becomes Best Friends with Paw-Less Puppy

Incredible Little Girl with No Feet Becomes Best Friends with Paw-Less Puppy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Three-year-old Sapphyre Johnson was born with no toes or fingers due to a unique birth defect. Because of this, she has been a regular patient at Shriners Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina since she was an infant. When she was only a baby, doctors decided to amputate her legs, so that it would be easier for her to wear prosthetic legs, causing Sapphyre to undergo three major surgeries during the first few years of her life. 
Recently, the hospital's Child Life Specialist Elaine Hardin was contacted by Karen Riddle, a puppy breeder. Riddle told the specialist that one of her white German Shepherd puppies was born without a paw and she was wondering if any of the hospital's patients would like to care for it. The employee immediately thought that Sapphyre would be the perfect fit for puppy Lt. Dan, who was named after the character from Forrest Gump. 
This past week, the family arrived to meet Lt. Dan and Sapphyre, and instantly noticed that the puppy was different, taking off her…
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Transparent Glass Tea House Creating Rainbow Light is Unveiled in Kyoto, Japan

Transparent Glass Tea House Creating Rainbow Light is Unveiled in Kyoto, Japan | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While the idea to create this transparent Japanese tea house originated in 2002, and while the design was realized in 2011, it's only now, nearly five years from the presentation of the design that KOU-AN Glass Tea House has finally been unveiled. KOU-AN has been installed in the mountainside of Kyoto, Japan, at Seiryuden (Blue Dragon Hall), which is the home of the Shorenin Temple. Seiryuden is located on Shogunzuka Hill, 220 meters above ground level. Opened in October 2014, it's a popular observation spot because of the incredible views it provides of the whole cityscape of Kyoto. Installed on the vast observation deck, the glass tea house shimmers in the sun and one can stand outside of it and see completely through the stunning structure. (See image.)
The artist behind this project, Tokujin Yoshioka, hopes his work doesn't just give people a modern take on the traditional tea house, he wants its viewers to think about why the tea ceremony is a symbolic cultural activity for…
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Exclusive Interview: John Spies' Magnificent Photos Reveal the Hidden Wonders of Underground Caves

Exclusive Interview: John Spies' Magnificent Photos Reveal the Hidden Wonders of Underground Caves | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
With more than 30 years of experience as a cave explorer and guide under his belt, Australian photographer John Spies is an expert at navigating the incredible formations and winding passages of underground sites never before seen by man. Camera in hand, the adventurer has journeyed into the depths of over 80 caverns in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam—including a few caves previously undiscovered by humans. His remarkable explorations have included trips to Tham Xe Bang Fai—a cave in Laos containing the world's largest gour pool—and Vietnam's Hang Son Doong, the largest known cave in the world.
Entirely new worlds can be found in these magnificent caverns. Enormous stalactites hang over underground rivers, pools, rocky terrain, and plains covered in lush vegetation. Some places can only be accessed using kayaks or skilled climbing techniques, making each location a rarely seen treasure earned by very few. It's absolutely awe-inspiring to gaze at these stunning images of the otherworldly…
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Woven Nest-Inspired Jewelry by Heather Bayless

Woven Nest-Inspired Jewelry by Heather Bayless | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Heather Bayless combines her love for nature and art in these beautiful pieces of jewelry that were inspired by nests. Using sterling silver, she wraps the metalwork around until a tiny sculpture of a nest is formed. In particular, she's inspired by weaver birds who are known for making elaborately woven nests. "They create their homes in unexpected places by intricately weaving grasses into a vessel form," she states.
The artist was born in the countryside in upstate New York where her house was surrounded by forest. With a gardener mother and a scientist father, she found curiosity in plants and all living things. Bayless received her BFA in graphic design and metalwork in at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and then moved to Seoul, Korea where she receive her MFA at Kookmin University. After Seoul, she moved to Kansas, where she currently resides and teaches. She is an instructor at Kansas State University.
"Since moving to Kansas from the large city of Seoul, I have been…
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Urban Treehouses in Berlin Equipped with Kitchen and Bath for Long-Term Living

Urban Treehouses in Berlin Equipped with Kitchen and Bath for Long-Term Living | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Located in Berlin, this project known as Urban Treehouse showcases a modern design that has the possibility for long-term living. Baumraum is a firm known for this type of elevated architecture, and they created the treehouses as an experimental research project. They’re set within a community of residential buildings with larger properties and gardens - much different than a rural area surrounded by nature. The design intends to add to the city’s collection of small alternative constructions, all while preserving the nearly 7,000 square-foot tree population around it.
Urban Treehouse consists of two near-identical cubic units that each have 226 square feet of living space, including a kitchen and bathroom. Both hover on a 13 foot-high base and have a lower terrace that’s 8.5 feet from the ground. For one of the treehouses, the flight of stairs is supported by flexible suspensions from a nearby oak.
The structures cleverly conceal their utilities, supply circuit, and storage space in…
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Celestial Animals Woven from Thread Illuminate Entire Rooms

Celestial Animals Woven from Thread Illuminate Entire Rooms | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Celestial animals come to life in this luminescent, sculptural installation by French artist Julien Salaud. Part of his Stellar Cave series, each expansive work of art is made of cotton thread that is coated in ultraviolet paint, woven into the shapes of stunning creatures, and held down with thousands of nails to form a glowing tapestry that transforms the room into an intergalactic grotto.
Polygonal representations of deer, birds, bears, and felines evoke the geometric likenesses of constellations in the night sky. The intricately formed beasts seem to be part of an imagined mythology and cosmos that envelops the viewer in the dazzling light of a faraway galaxy.
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Young Cartoonist Reconnects with 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Grandparents Through Cruise

Young Cartoonist Reconnects with 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Grandparents Through Cruise | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When Lucy Knisley went on a Caribbean cruise as a caretaker for her elderly grandparents, she found a valuable opportunity to reconnect with them and to learn about their past. The 27-year-old cartoonist and published author talked to My Modern Met about her experiences chronicled in her book Displacement, which combines handwritten text narration and simple drawings to chronicle her Caribbean adventures.
The artist’s grandmother and grandfather, a World War II veteran, lived independent lives in Ohio until their mid ‘90s, when family members moved them to a nursing home. The family wanted to give them a cruise as a present, and Knisley, who lived in another city, volunteered to accompany them without realizing the extent of their health conditions.
Knisley writes about trying to find activities that could accommodate her grandparents’ unexpected physical limitations while fostering fresh connections. She found that swim time was a happy medium that brought out a more relaxed and…
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Artist with Synesthesia Paints Music as Gorgeous Splashes of Color

Artist with Synesthesia Paints Music as Gorgeous Splashes of Color | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture her daily experiences so that others can understand the brilliant, saturated world she inhabits.
Until the age of 15, McCracken thought that everyone lived in the same hue-rich, dynamic realm of color that she's known since birth. "Basically, my brain is cross-wired," she explains regarding her synesthesia. "I experience the 'wrong' sensation to certain stimuli. Each letter and number is colored and the days of the year circle around my body as if they had a set point in space. But the most wonderful 'brain malfunction' of all is seeing the music I hear. It flows in a mixture of hues, textures, and movements, shifting as if it were a vital and intentional element of each song."
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Man Takes His Giant Pet Tortoise out for a Stroll through the Streets of Tokyo

Man Takes His Giant Pet Tortoise out for a Stroll through the Streets of Tokyo | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you're not a cat or a dog person, consider the next best thing: a giant tortoise similar to this man's faithful reptile companion. This elderly gentleman has become a familiar sight on the streets of Tsukishima, Tokyo, where he regularly takes his pet African spurred tortoise out for a stroll.
The gentle tortoise, who is sometimes spotted wearing a frilly pink pinafore, loyally follows its owner through the busy neighborhood even without leash or collar. Although it probably takes the adorable duo a while to make their daily rounds on foot, they look more than happy to take their sweet time together—just a man and his tortoise.
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Orphaned Elephants are Rescued, Rehabilitated and Released Back Into the Wild

Orphaned Elephants are Rescued, Rehabilitated and Released Back Into the Wild | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, in honor of her late husband, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. The Orphans' Project exists to offer hope to Kenya's threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horns and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures, deforestation and drought. To date, the trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants by caring for them and then effectively reintegrating them back into the wild herds of Tsavo.
For instance, in one story, a baby elephant named Sities found a second chance at life through the foundation. "Sities, renowned for her one tusk, was rescued in 2010 at just 5 weeks old after she was heard bellowing for help. Sadly, her mother was nowhere to be found and so Sities became a part of our Nursery herd. Five years on and Sities is now at our Ithumba…
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Loving Father Helps Son with Down Syndrome to Fly in Heartwarming Photo Series

Loving Father Helps Son with Down Syndrome to Fly in Heartwarming Photo Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When photographer Alan Lawrence's son Wil was born in October 2013, he knew that there was something different about him. “While looking into his eyes, everything started to go into a dream state. My emotions of joy paused as everything around me seemed to slow down. The nurse may of been talking to me, but I wasn’t listening,” Alan states. “I could immediately tell from the almond shape of Wil’s eyes that he had Down Syndrome.”
Right after doctors confirmed Lawrence's suspicions, he went online to learn all that he could about Down Syndrome, but found that there was little to no positivity. The optimistic father knew that, somehow, he would change this. 
Wil is the 5th child in the Lawrence family and the only one with Down Syndrome. Whenever he would crawl around on the floor, he'd attempt to lift his legs in the air and flap his arms, making his parents think that he was trying to fly. Inspired by this, the dedicated photographer decided to create upbeat images of Wil flying. By…
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Fantastic Cities: An Exquisite Architectural Coloring Book for Creative, Stressed-Out Adults

Fantastic Cities: An Exquisite Architectural Coloring Book for Creative, Stressed-Out Adults | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Canadian artist Steve McDonald is known for creating highly-detailed, bird's-eye view illustrations of cities, villages, and rural areas, which were the inspiration behind his first coloring book. Fantastic Cities is a unique achievement that combines aerial views of real cities and kaleidoscope-like architectural mandalas. Some of the featured cities that are available for imaginative coloring include Istanbul and Amsterdam, with exquisite locales from New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, and more. 
McDonald's creation is part of the adult coloring book trend that is successfully allowing adults to use their creativity and imagination in new, inspired ways. The nearly 60 complex scenes in this book provide for a meditative experience, which can help stressed-out individuals unwind after a rough day. This work of art can also offer a bonding experience for parents and their children, giving them the opportunity to explore this new world together. 
When this incredible artist visits urban…
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