The Happiness Index

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Capturing Portraits Without Faces with @the69th.

For more portraits without faces, browse the #portraitwithoutface hashtag and follow Anna Pavlova (@the69th) on Instagram.

“‘Why is the person in the portrait always turned away from you’, everyone asks me,” says Russia Instagrammer Anna Pavlova (@the69th), whose #portraitwithoutface hashtag series features photos lacking faces. “My photos have people who don’t show their faces, but there are still people in the shot,” she explains. “Portraits without faces are like an open-ended romance. Everyone can think what they like about the shot. Is this person in the portrait happy or not? Maybe the person is excited or just calmly enjoying the world around.” Want to try taking a #portraitwithoutface shot of your own? “Use different angles and props for the shot,” Anna advises. “For example, use green leaves, basketball balls or matte glass to cover the face in the shot.” She adds, “Do not forget about backgrounds such as a picturesque landscape or a colorful wall—there are a lot of angles worth exploring to make your faceless portrait unique!”

“I love the way a book connects people, even if some people loved it and some people hated it. Reading together means we entered the same story, we walked the same streets and witnessed the same deaths and weddings.”
— Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet. (via squinchyfry)

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rookiemag:

Community College: A Primer

Getting past the stigmas to deliver the good news about two-year schools.
Words by Tova Benjamin, illustration by Cynthia.

rookiemag:

Community College: A Primer

Getting past the stigmas to deliver the good news about two-year schools.

Words by Tova Benjamin, illustration by Cynthia.

olay:

Best Beautiful Stories
Best Beautiful Stories
Meet Hillary, a 38 year-old wife, mother and skin cancer survivor.

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olay:

Best Beautiful Stories

Meet Hillary, a 38 year-old wife, mother and skin cancer survivor.

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huffingtonpost:

Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

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