I love Duolingo. I’m not always using it, but when I do, I really go at it. It’s the best way to learn another language. I don’t always have a chance to read a book — say while I’m running or on the go, so instead of listening to music, I’m listening to some of my favorite podcasts (e.g., Radiolab, Bite, Invisibilia, Note to Self, Tiny Spark) or an audiobook on Audible. Basically listening to books has allowed me to “consume” around 3 more books a month. It’s quite addictive.
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meet | summer rayne oakes
Featured 3.13-3.19.17 | The hottie you're looking at once published peer-reviewed science papers on sewage sludge, worked to reclaim mines and spends her free time restoring forestlands. And she raises exotic insects and lives amongst more than 500 plants in her Brooklyn apartment. Oh, also, she has never had — wait for it — coffee. Or alcohol. Never. What she has had, though, is one of the most interesting and inspirational lives of anyone I have ever met. Summer Rayne Oakes graduated cum laude from Cornell with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology, and then took her love of ecosystems and her strong belief in sustainability and became the world's first fashion "eco-model." Over the past 10 or so years she has launched companies, written books and even served as the muse for Toyota’s Prius C (yes, there's a car color named after her). She is, undoubtedly, the world's most beautiful environmentalist, both inside and out, and we're proud to share her selects with you. Welcome to Summer Rayne's week.