Kenya Foy's Recent Articles
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Did You Know? You Can Get Free Coloring Pages From Libraries & Museums
A therapeutic wave of childhood nostalgia just washed over us, and this sudden flashback is all because of The New York Academy of Medicine Library’s #ColorOurCollections social media campaign. Our minds have ventured back to a moment in our childhoods where we had just realized that coloring with crayons was way better than tasting them.
Feb 18, 2017
A 200-Word Essay Could Win You a Gorgeous Catskills Cabin
If conveying your innermost thoughts via the written word isn’t exactly in your wheelhouse, allow us to kindly encourage you to knock the dust off those essay-writing skills you acquired back in the day. Because the only thing that stands between you and some cushy lakeside digs are a mere 200 words. According to Curbed, the owners of this gorgeous Catskills cabin are holding an essay-writing contest with plans to give the Bethel, NY home to whoever comes up with the most convincing words.
Feb 11, 2017
Yves Béhar Designed a Smart Turntable with Brains & Beauty
Attention, audiophiles: Impressing your party guests with your vinyl record collection just got a little bit easier, thanks to Love, a new smart turntable that is Bluetooth and WiFi-compatible and links to your smart phone, headphones, receivers and speakers.
Feb 5, 2017
Your Favorite Hippie Shoe Brand Dips a Toe in the Bed Market
If the shoe fits, wear it, but what about a bed that’s made by Birkenstock? If the renowned comfort of the wildly successful footwear brand’s sandals is any indication, then we expect Birkenstocks’ line of beds (can we call them Birken-beds?) to feel like sleeping on clouds.
Feb 2, 2017
This Scenic Cross-Country Train Trek Is More Affordable Than You Think
For many of us, crossing several popular destinations off a travel bucket list in a single trip sounds like the stuff of dreams – or lottery wins. However, if you’re more than ready to live out your wanderlust fantasies and exchange that lotto scratch-off for a train ticket, then we have wonderful news for you: here’s a train trip across the country that costs only $213.
Jan 13, 2017
An Off-the-Grid Desert Home Where You Can Literally Live Under a Rock
Calling all desert lovers: There’s an off-the-grid cliff house in Utah with your name etched all over its rugged, red exterior. Simply known as Cliff Haven, the remote desert oasis sits in the state’s southwestern sector in Montezuma Canyon and is designed in a way that finally makes living under a rock socially acceptable.
Jan 6, 2017
In Vino Veritas: The 9 Most Wine-Obsessed Moments of 2016
After much contemplation, we are still having trouble thinking of a moment in which wine wasn’t winning, and this year has been no exception. The much talked about beverage is arguably the cool kid of boozy drinks. As if they’d been stored in a cellar until optimal maturation, the multitude of wine-inspired ideas that continually gushed forth in 2016 prove that nearly everyone and everything wants to be associated with wine.
Dec 24, 2016
Tiny House Fever Hits the Olympics
Finding a place to crash during the Olympics may not be the easiest task, unless you happen to be part of the games or know someone in the host city who’s willing to let you couch surf for the duration of the festivities. Does either of those scenarios apply to you? If so, congratulations, you lucky son of a gun (and yes, we are totally jealous).
Dec 16, 2016
This Floating Gym Lets You Work Out & Tour Paris at the Same Time
Finding the motivation to hit the gym has to be one of the most exhausting aspects of adulting. We could probably think of a million different ways to make routine workouts more appealing (beginning with the death of all treadmills), but burning calories on the Paris Navigating Gym that’s designed to float down the River Seine sounds like the perfect place to test a revised approach to fitness.
Dec 10, 2016
Futuristic Footwear: 9 Designs that Prove Shoes are Getting Smarter
As footwear goes, it’s safe to say that Heelys are basically The Flintstones of futuristic shoes (sorry, but roller shoes are so last decade). While we would just as soon continue wearing shoes strictly for coverage, orthopedic comfort and simple style, the tech-heavy trend of futuristic shoes is so intriguing, it’s difficult to ignore. From Marty McFly to ones that warm your toes, here are nine shoes that have paved the path toward the future of footwear.
Dec 2, 2016
This Browser Extension Suggests More Ethical Ways to Shop
Searching online for a company that offers quality products and also aligns with your personal values can oftentimes be an arduous task. It’s tempting to abandon the quest for that pair of eco-friendly jeans from a brand that contributes to saving the whales and manufactures durable denim that perfectly matches your new jacket, but the free browser extension DoneGood is here to relieve online shoppers of ethics-driven angst. According to Co.
Dec 2, 2016
This App Lets You Play the Lotto (But You’re Actually Saving Instead)
Typically, saving money and lottery tickets don’t go hand in hand (unless you count the loss of savings due to lottery ticket purchases), but a new app called Long Game hopes to develop more of a positive association between the two.
Nov 27, 2016
This Scottish Island is Worth Nearly $2 Million, But You Can Win it For Way Less
How many times have you found yourself daydreaming about jet-setting away to your own private island utopia? If you’ve lost count, one number you won’t have a hard time keeping track of is the insanely low cost of this Scottish island resort. The owners of the seven-acre resort are willing to let some lucky person take the property off their hands for—brace yourselves—$75.
Nov 18, 2016