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An App to Move Your Digital Stories Offline and Into Your Hands

With so much design focused on the digital world, sometimes it's powerful to hold something in your hands. To feel the weight of a hardcover...

With so much design focused on the digital world, sometimes it's powerful to hold something in your hands. To feel the weight of a hardcover book. To smell the crispness of fallen leaves during autumn. To break away from your screen to experience things in the "real world."

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Putting a Spotlight on Trailblazing Grandmother Activists Around the World

Today's grandmothers are younger, better educated, healthier and more numerous than they have ever been—and they are energetically and effectively changing the world.

As a photojournalist working in Africa in 2006, I met so many grandmothers who were raising grandchildren who had been orphaned by AIDS that I left thinking, "The future of the African continent rests in the hands of the grandmothers!" This inspired me to do research on what grandmothers were doing in other places... and I discovered an emerging international grandmother's movement.

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Craziest Thing You Didn't Do New Year's Day? Polar Bear Plunge in Pictures

Not for the faint of heart, the Polar Bear Plunge sees hordes of eager swimmers dive into Coney Island's waters, for fun, sport, health benefits.

On New Year's Day, while most of us were nursing hangovers, laying low, or thinking about the year ahead, photojournalist Mo Gelber was charging the icy Atlantic Ocean with nearly a thousand other New Yorkers, in the annual ritual known as the Polar Bear Plunge. Not for the faint of heart, this tradition sees hordes of eager swimmers dive into the waters at Coney Island, for fun, sport, and health benefits. Many don costumes, some go in their clothes, and the brave go in with only a swimsuit.

Taking place just 64 days after Hurricane Sandy, the Polar Bear Club encouraged the crowd to donate to the Coney Island Recovers fund, as well as their ongoing partner, Camp Sunshine, which supports children who facing life-threatening illness and their families. In the wake of the storm, it's also great to see this seaside community come together as captured by Gelber in the images below:

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