Inspiration / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. Lonely Planet Kids

    Lonely Planet Kids — an offshoot of the popular travel guide company –inspires children to be curious about the world. The site features books, activities, family travel posts, and more.

    Books
  2. Jessamyn Stanley

    Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and speaker based in Durham, North Carolina. Her classes — for all bodies, abilities, and levels — provide a body positive approach to the practice.

    Health
  3. My wife donated one of her kidneys to a stranger this morning.

    “This man — sick for so long — would be receiving a kidney that should change his life. A kidney from my wife. We know almost nothing about him.” On his blog, Jeff Pearlman recounts the day Catherine, his wife, donated one of her kidneys to a stranger.

    Health
    Photo courtesy of Jeff Pearlman
  4. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

    Authors
  5. Anou Blog

    Looking beyond the fair trade industry, Anou is Morocco’s only artisan-owned and managed online platform. The cooperative also trains local craftspeople to use the technologies needed to sell successfully in a digital world.

    Business
  6. Sincerely Jules

    International fashion and lifestyle influencer Julie Sariñana founded Sincerely Jules as a personal creative outlet, but the site has evolved into a popular destination for style inspiration. She is also the owner of Shop Sincerely Jules, a clothing line.

    Fashion
  7. Girl With Curves

    Founded and curated by Tanesha Awasthi, Girl With Curves is an award-winning blog made possible by people who “believe women deserve to look and feel beautiful, regardless of weight, shape, or size.”

    Fashion
  8. Why You Should Drop Everything and Travel to Iran Now

    “Why go to Iran? How is Iran as a country? Is it safe to visit Iran? Behold, my humble attempt to answer your questions…” Shivya Nath at The Shooting Star shares thoughts on why you should visit Iran (and her stunning photographs may be all the proof you need).

    Culture
  9. A Cup of Jo

    A Cup of Jo is the blog of Joanna Goddard, a writer with a background in women’s, lifestyle, and travel magazines. The site focuses on style, design, food, travel, relationships, and motherhood.

    Design
  10. Tiny House Giant Journey

    Tiny House Giant Journey is Jenna Spesard’s popular tiny house and travel blog, filled with practical tiny house advice and travel stories, videos, and photography from around the world.

    DIY
  11. “I know so many of them are fighting very hard to be heard. I hope they keep fighting. I hope they never give up. I believe there will be a day when all girls have the same freedom that I have. I just hope that day comes soon.”

    Inspiration
  12. The Most Valuable Thing for People Is the Emotional Connection They’ve Made

    Dr. Kaeli Swift studies the intelligence and behavior of crows. On her blog, Corvid Research, she’s fostered a community of people from all over the world, joined by their shared fascination for these birds.

    Animals
    Photo by Jacob Gaposchkin
  13. What We Want to Do Is Have a Table Where Everybody Is Invited

    Hajj Flemings, founder of Rebrand Cities, aims to get thousands of small businesses online. Here, he shares insights he’s collected while talking to business owners across the U.S.

    Business
  14. If You Want Change to Happen, You Have to Do It Yourself

    From Gillian Whitcombe at The Sewcialists: “Sewing is amazing because it’s really creative and really logical at the same time. It’s not like, ‘Why don’t I fit into this size?’ You know your body inside and out; it’s really empowering that way.”

    Crafts
  15. I’m Not the Hero. I’m Just a Piece of This Puzzle.

    “I thought, why can’t I just go on the internet and buy coffee from farmers?” In this interview with co-founder Thaleon Tremain, learn how Pachamama Coffee connects growers directly with customers in the U.S.

    Business