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8 Mar

Michelle Terris Brings Body Positivity To The LA Fashion Scene

Michelle Terris always felt self conscious as a child. Growing up in Southern California, Michelle was fed images from the media that convinced her that her loose arms and extra body fat were something to be ashamed of. Then in 2008, Michelle’s father was diagnosed with ALS - a neurodegenerative disease that causes you to lose control of basic bodily functions. The disease completely changed Michelle’s view of her own body. “After watching my father lose his ability to do everyday things, and then all things, I gained a new perspective on my body image,” Michelle said. “Instead of seeing rolls of fat that needed to be diminished or jiggly arms, I started thinking about all the amazing things my body...
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15 May

Drone Racing, Star Wars Style

Remember that scene in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, when they raced through the Forest Moon of Endor? Hasn’t a part of you always wished that you could throw on some camouflaged forest gear, strap on a helmet and hop onto a speeder bike in order to live out your wildest Jedi dreams? Well, now you can, with first-person drone-view racing! These large-scale, first-person video drones are incredibly fast, and while you’re less Luke Skywalker and more little kid with a high-powered toy, racing them still looks amazingly fun. The potential audience for drone racing is limitless: everyone from speed demons to sci-fi fans to little kids could find something to love. Drone pilots have likened first-person drone-view...
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16 Feb

Founder of Circuit Works Studio explains why your gym resolution will fail

I used to watch celebrities work out. It’s actually less creepy than it sounds. I previously worked for a well-known studio in Santa Monica called Circuit Works - the key word being “studio,” and not “gym,” as Circuit Works only has classes and personal training sessions available. This ain’t your come-and-go, dirty elliptical, grandma’s gym; this is a sleek facility tailored to your specific needs, and I have seen the results not only in Circuit Works’ clientele (famous and non), but also in my own body. Raphael Verela, owner of Circuit Works I spoke with Raphael Verela, the owner and founder of Circuit Works, on what it is about his system that keeps workout fanatics coming back for...
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5 Aug

UCLA Research Lab Provides Glimpse of Sustainable Housing for Overcrowded Cities

UCLA cityLAB sustainable home
Cities around the world are becoming increasingly overcrowded, and the upward trend is only expected to get worse in the coming decades. Since it’s nearly impossible to stop the global population from growing (a shrinking population is just as problematic), many organizations are looking into affordable, long-term solutions. In the past few years, several sustainable housing concepts have come to light, ranging from spacious pods to recycled shipping containers. Now there’s a new model that seems to be a step in the right direction for the nascent movement. Hailing from UCLA’s cityLAB, the Backyard BI(h)OME is the latest idea that could propel sustainable shelters to mainstream markets. “Today, we don’t have enough affordable housing, and, given the hotter, drier climate, we’re losing environment to...
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15 Jul

Is the Hyperloop ready to compete with other modes of transportation?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk brought the idea of the “Hyperloop” to the public in 2013 in this white paper. He came up with the idea after the passing of a proposition that would construct a high-speed rail system for California which has already become one of (if not the) most expensive public works projects in history. He wanted a easier and more practical solution to human transport. “When the California 'high speed' rail was approved, I was quite disappointed, as I know many others were too. How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL—doing incredible things like indexing all the world’s knowledge and putting rovers on Mars would build a bullet train that is both one of...
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