Henry Molaison: The Man with No Past

The brain…the brain is the most intriguing organ in the human body. This magnificent organ is responsible for the most complex operations that help to make us “human” or “alive.” So with that being said, I would like to give a very overdue props to Henry Molaison. Henry was born on February 26, 1926 and died on December 2nd, 2008. Now you will not read about Henry in famous magazines or hear talk show hosts speak of him, but we are all forever in his debt. The very reason that made him famous within the science community is also the very same reason that destroyed his life.

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5 Instagram Accounts That’ll Blow Your Mind… Daily

With the average person spending 6-8 hours a day on their cell phone, there is no denying the fact that Social Media has the power to bring a sense of empowerment, or a sense of anxiety, depending on how you view the world. While many people follow accounts simply because the person is famous or attractive, I like to have my Social Media cater to my overall development as a human. I have chosen 5 Instagram accounts that truly inspire me in one way or another. What’s your top 5?

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Wanna Feel New? Quetico Canoe!

This past July I had the privilege of taking a 10 day canoe trip in some of the most pristine wilderness on our continent, Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. Can you imagine being able to simply dip your water bottle in the lake when you were thirsty? It was a humbling remembrance of what modern industry and society has destroyed in the majority of lakes and rivers. Oh sweet boundary waters, so pure and revitalizing! And let me tell ya, there’s something about paddling ~65 miles with a group of strangers and portaging with an 80 pound canoe on your shoulders through the rugged Quetico terrain that really changes you.

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Fantasy Football

The roar of the arena gets into your spirit and you’re forced to join in with a Neanderthal-like shout. You react to the sound of two helmets crashing with the clenching of your teeth and disposition on your face. You just witnessed a man dehumanize another man, and you do not feel in the slightest bit empathetic. What the hell is wrong with you?! Absolutely nothing. You’re a barbarian, and you enjoy nothing more than watching gladiators spar until the clock reaches 00:00.

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Props to Positivity

Props to positivity. As corny as it sounds, positivity really can make a world of a difference. Whether it is a friendly greeting from your neighbor, an unexpected compliment by a stranger you simply cross paths with, or praise from your boss. A positive communication has the power to transform someone’s day from gloomy, to at the very least, sunny with a slight overcast…

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Minimalism: To Live Simply & Meaningfully

Props to minimalism: I fell in love with the minimalism when I was in school studying to be a designer. Now I live in a 400 square foot apartment in Korea. In design, I love things that maintain simplicity in their geometry, shape, material, and color. Things seem truer and purer this way. The challenge, the real sticky wicket of designing something to look like this, is that every detail becomes glaringly important to an item’s function. Everything on that product or thing has to have meaning. What good is a product that doesn’t do its job—even if it does look cool?

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Goodwill? More like Greatwill…

I’m not sure if it’s the colorful women’s blouse section or the semi to heavily used furniture that makes me instantly feel at home when I step into this unique smelling store. Blacks, Whites, Asians, Americans, people of the world: This is a place that knows no judgment. Whether you are buying clothes for your next Halloween party or legitimately updating your wardrobe, I’m sure Macklemore will meet you somewhere in between with nothing but encouragement…

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