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Barry Cox Honors Nature’s Spirituality With Church of Trees

Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

Goddess Editorials

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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri



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Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

Women, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, are more likely than men to give overseas. An excellent analysis of the study and speculation about its implications can be found in Sex and Giving, on Philanthrocapitalism blog.

Blog writers Matthew Bishop & Michael Green speculate on reasons why women are more like to think globally in their philanthropy focus, based on this elemental research study.

Bill and Melinda Gates via Tedizen on FlickrTheir reasons are valid — yes Melinda Gates has influenced Bill’s conscience and awareness of the world at large. Smart Sensuality women — while stylish and not unconsumers — are less concerned about the clothes in their closet than starving children in India.

At a fundamental level, I believe the real answer to the gender difference lies with the Cultural Creatives vs Modern values sets.

Men are more likely to be Moderns, whereas 65% of the Cultural Creatives are women. CC’s remain smaller in numbers than Moderns (about 30% of the American population, compared to 45-50% Moderns, but they are growing rapidly and probably even stronger in the college population surveyed in the study.)

Global Village Festival Amersfoort 2006, via Flickr’s hansspeekenbrinkCultural Creatives are more likely to be global givers’ generally. Moderns want their names on the building, and Traditionals tend to be church givers.

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Do Our Personal Values Align With Our Score on the Disgust Sensitivity Scale? Take the Test.

We have a fascinating piece of research in Science Daily: Easily Grossed Out? You Might Be A Conservative!

In all my years researching and reading about sexuality, I’ve never heard of the Disgust Sensitivity Scale (DDS), and yet it makes perfect sense.

via Flickr’s CLearly NoviceCornell University researchers are exploring the relationships between one’s DDS score and one’s political views. In our ongoing dialogue of Traditionals, Moderns and Cultural Creatives, DDS could also play a role. One assumes that Cultural Creatives would score lower on the Disgust Sensitivity Scale, because we are generally more open-minded about novel and new experiences, more adventurous explorers of life.

Interestingly, the researchers remind us that disgust evolved as an emotion to keep us safe from potentially hazardous or disease-carrying environments.

Disgust, as we know it today, is focused on morality and purity; but not originally, say researchers.

Liberals and conservatives disagree about whether disgust has a valid place in making moral judgments, Pizarro noted. Conservatives have argued that there is inherent wisdom in repugnance; that feeling disgusted about something — gay sex between consenting adults, for example — is cause enough to judge it wrong or immoral, even lacking a concrete reason. Liberals tend to disagree, and are more likely to base judgments on whether an action or a thing causes actual harm.

What a fascinating piece of research!

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Will Disallusioned Moderns Join Cultural Creatives in the Nonprofit Sector?

The London Times writes that Britain’s charity recruitment agencies report a threefold increase in job applicants this year, “as droves of young professionals opt for more honourable careers.”

Does this trend represent a bona fide migration of Moderns to a Cultural Creatives mindset?

In a substantial number of cases, I suspect that the answer is ‘yes’. In other cases, Bono, Sting, Trudi, Demi, Ashton and a host of other celebs have made charity work ‘sexy’, a word used by the LT.

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The American Dream Will Be Redefined in Cultural Creative Terms

Building on yesterday’s post around narcissism, today we have a “current state of the American dream” read from Vanity Fair magazine.

In the past decades the American Dream has been redefined from a sense of opportunity to succeed and build a better life, in a relatively free relationship with government, class, caste and social heirarchy to making it big, amassing wealth and all things shiny.

Achieving the American Dream has moved from working hard, managing expectations and generating real value, to “pre-approved for the good life”, just because we are Americans.

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To Diet Coke or Not: The Beverage Wars Take Shape

Designer water and designer Coke highlight the growing battle between the Moderns and Cultural Creatives over consumption, packaging and branding trends.

The Moderns

“I found the collaboration was the right fit, it worked well” said Nathalie Rykiel, Sonia’s daughter and now the president of the fashion house. “Fashion is not just fashion - it’s also a universe, a way of life, a philosophy even. Diet Coke isn’t far, for women, from the world of Sonia Rykiel.”With dwindling sales, drink marketers like Evian, Perrier and Diet Coke want to embellish their sales niche as luxury, fashionable brands.

You heard me. Diet Coke wants to be a luxury brand, and they hired  Nathalie Rykiel to celebrate Diet Coke’s 20th anniversary in France.

The International Herald Tribune reports that striped aluminium Rykiel bottles went on sale Jan. 14 in the modish Parisian boutique Colette, the foodstores of Monoprix and Bon Marché’s La Grande Épicerie, selling at the fashionable price of €1.25, or about $1.76.

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Pleasures: Are We Happy Yet? For American Women, Happiness Seems Elusive & Hard to Define

Getting to the core of happinessChuck Palahniuk is not alone in asking the question: Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

We cannot answer that question this morning. The possibility is loaded with emotion, controversy and entrenched opinions.

I’m more interested in the word happiness, and how it fits in with one of our lifestyle trends: “Are we happy yet?”

Money Doesn’t Mean Happiness

Discounting our current economic mess … Americans weren’t any happier two years ago, than in the fifties.  And we’re never happier — as measured in numerous large-scale studies around the globe — than people in less-affluent countries.

American women are more inclined than American men to publicly express their angst and restless quest for a comfortable state of existence … if only, if only, if only.

Until recently, our sense of economic wellbeing did put us at some limited global advantages in financial terms — but I can argue that even that sense of security was a false one.

When a nation spend more than its income in a given year, I’m not sure that we enjoy a sense of inner peace.

Finding ourselves in a global economic and environmental meltdown, it’s important that we continue to put a smile on our faces.

Responsible pleasure should be celebrated more than ever. Cultural Creatives and Traditionals, more than Moderns, believe that pleasures don’t have to cost a lot of money. Traditionals have a narrower range of acceptable pleasure zones, leaving the Cultural Creatives to define pleasure in the 21st century.

I honestly believe that when we express delight over the beauty of another sunrise, when we bury our noses in flowers, when we enjoy a glass of good (not necessarily expensive) wine in earnest conversation … when we experience pleasure … we impact those around us.

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Slow Living Values at New York's High Line Urban Park

Last evening I posted a long and important New York Magazine article about Freshkills Park, an exciting plan to reclaim the garbage heap called Fresh Kills, on New York’s Staten Island. It’s a stunning reclamation project for New York, a city now able to rebirth this parkland, because we’re shipping our garbage out of state. (To every action, there is a reaction.)

Besides Fresh Kills, landscape architect James Corner is the head of another fantastic Manhattan reclamation project called High Line.

Cultural Creatives lead the way on Environmental Concerns. I discovered this excellent Charlie Rose, Edward Norton clip, in which Edward Norton sums up beautifully the mindset of approach of Cultural Creatives on environmental and civic issues.

The video footage of Manhattan’s High Line reclamation project is superb. I lived years ago in Chelsea, very near the High Line and never wondered what was “up there”. To be honest, I assumed that it was some kind of elevated, old road, not a set of train tracks.

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