Studio Visit: Mandy Aftel, perfumer and author

Tucked away in a wooden house on a quaint Berkeley street, Mandy Aftel hand crafts perfumes for her 17 year old perfume company, Aftelier Perfumes. The Weekender visited Mandy in her studio to talk about what inspires her perfumes, how she finds scents from around the world and the history
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fucking in japan

The Kids in Japan Don’t Fuck Anymore.

I read online that the kids in Japan don’t fuck anymore a sign of the times virtual porn, anime, robots, but skin to skin touch is feared almost as much as intimacy.   Here lies the intricacy that fearing to fuck grew from fearing the touch of your mother’s hand
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Kinky Pinky

“Baker Hughes, a manufacturer of equipment used in hydraulic fracturing, has painted 1,000 of its drill bits breast-cancer pink (the usual color is gold) and also donated $100,000 to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a leading breast-cancer charity.” — Los Angeles Times   They painted my tip pink.
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What’s in your lunch?

The holy grail of crafty scheduling: a midday gap. Between classes, study sessions and the obligations of daily life, a quick respite is necessary and satisfying. One of the more popular venues for afternoon breaks, Memorial Glade is a temporary home for nap-takers, restless scholars and lunch-eaters. This project examines
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Litquake in 2011

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The New York Times Magazine had six second graders eat at a very fancy restaurant in Manhattan and filmed it. The video will probably make you smile. — Anya Schultz San Francisco’s annual literary festival, Litquake, is this week. Friday and Saturday mark its final two days, and you can
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