It sure was a site… more than 500 Gap Inc. employees marched through the streets of New York into Times Square, where each of them had their hand in creating an immersive art installation.
It’s all to celebrate the company’s commitment to educate one million women across the world through P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement). Each person would come up to the platform and place their circle on it’s designated spot, think of it as life-like pixels in your hand. As more and more people added, you could really see the image take form.
P.A.C.E. provides life-skills education for women in communities around the world and 30,000 women have graduated from the program. Such as Sujatha who was featured in the art installation.
For more go to gap.com/pace
#SHAREHUMANITY was the theme of the night and the kick off to World Humanitarian Day
Humanitarian workers, media innovators, celebrity musicians and influencers, all came together to celebrate. What are they celebrating you might ask? Well for a few days leading up WHD, celebs and other influencers took to social media to donate their feeds to tell stories of humanitarian strength and to spread awareness of #SHAREHUMANITY.
World Humanitarian Day falls on 19 August, the day when, in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. It’s a day to pay tribute to all people affected by humanitarian crises and those who lost their lives in service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
This is more important now than ever. We should all have a greater sense of responsibility and develop a sense of global community. Hopefully WHD will inspire action so we can stand in solidarity against conflict, torture, disease, famine, suffering and the poor leadership that often turns a blind eye.
To get involved and do something check out lifeminute.tv/celebrity/video/cody-simpson-and-united-nations-host-sharehumanity-event-world-humanitarian-day
TV host, personality and interior designer, Nate Berkus blew us away with a sneak peek at the new LG Studio Appliance line which he unveiled at the 10th annual Dwell on Design show in L.A.
For more on Nate and LG’s new studio line check out lifeminute.tv/home-and-family/video/nate-berkus-teams-lg-studio-dwell-design
It’s been a busy start to Spring at our little LifeMinute digs — just 600 square feet of cozy white couch — and it’s been graced by a few of our fave celebs, from Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Hollywood’s It Girl Jamie Chung, to the incomparable music man Wyclef Jean, spilling the scoop on what they’ve been up to this season…
Gettin’ “Clefified” with Wyclef Jean
Now — the above is called “Clefified” and that’s just what we all got (Wyclef’s version of a head-band, the physical tribute to his new album Clefication) before sitting down for his interview. We haven’t washed our foreheads in a week — but that’s another story.
The lead single “Divine Sorrow” has been getting some serious play on our iPods since its release last November. The best we could have hoped for were some serious details on his famous collabs…from Whitney Houston to Shakira — well, we got it all, natch — but when he spontaneously broke into an acapella rendition of some old school “Gone Till November…” Well, I was seriously stoked. The album is in stores this month. It’s a must listen.
Gettin’ Down and Dirty…(well…Clean, actually) with JTF
Next up, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and it was awesome timing. My fab office mate (yes, you know who you are) cannot stop sneezing, so when our new favorite (self-proclaimed) neat freak and Modern Family star JTF — also a fellow allergy sufferer – let us in on his gig with AAFA and Febreze, we were thankful. He came by to share the dirt on…well, dirt…or allergens, to be exact. Turns out most of us are going about our Spring Cleaning the wrong way and stirring things up instead of removing them, so he showed us how to get the job done right. Check it out.
Yay, no more sneezing fits from our cubie roomies.
Jamie Chung’s Spring Must-Haves
That’s right…Jamie Chung stopped by. Now it’s no secret that I love to shop (most of us at LifeMinute do) and we welcome any weather that makes it easier for us to get out and get spending. What’s on our must-have list? Pretty much everything Jamie brought with her to our studio. Spoiler Alert: Jamie loves her Jergens as much as we do. Of course she does, you have to see her skin close up to fully understand. And that bod — well, she completely inspired me (and the rest of the LifeMinute team!) to start our own Pranamar Resort vacation fund. (Eat, sleep, yoga…YES please!) Her other Spring picks? A-split pencil skirts, and a fruity smoothie recipe you must try:
•1 frozen banana
•2 pitted dates
•handful of kale
•handful of blueberries
•1 scoop vanilla protein powder
•about 1-2 cups almond milk and some ice
Who knew blueberries and kale could live in perfect harmony? Yum! (Click for more)
Next week, we’re on the West Coast with Sophia Bush! Have a question for this beauty? Send it this way (email@example.com), and we’ll report back in our next blog post!
So what exactly is most of America missing when they tackle the annual chore of Spring Cleaning? Find out here…
Are you noseblind? Find out here!
Although we were underwhelmed by this week’s “blizzard” Juno, our skin is still taking a hit from the dry winter weather. Luckily one of our go-to lifestyle experts, Stacy Cox was on set talking tips to remedy the effects of the harsh cold.
She brought along goodies to do everything from softening and smoothing skin to fighting off the common cold. See exactly what’s in Stacy’s winter survival kit here!
There’s nothing like a visit to your doctor to hold you to that healthy New Year’s resolution. In our case, the doctor’s office was the LifeMinute studio where Dr. Katz was on hand to prescribe tips to stick to those goals to lose weight and get healthy this year.
So where do we start? First when you think of calories remember quality over quantity…. the doc says, “If you eat highly nutritious foods, they tend to fill you up and give you valuable fuel of course, as well. But they fill you up and keep you full.”
In tow he had fruits, veggies and our favorite to snack on KIND bars, which really make our calories count, so we don’t have to count calories.
What else? Good fats can be your friend, don’t give up favorite foods: trade up, and don’t go at it alone.
Find more on how to feel fab in 2015 here!
Does it seem like your holiday gift list is getting longer every time you glance at it? Well don’t stress because Melissa Brown, Beauty Editor of Woman’s Day Mag stopped by to share some great gift ideas for anyone on your list. She says just go with a gift set.
Which ones you ask…check them out here!
Packaged foods line the aisles in every supermarket, and most of them get a bad rap. But Women’s Health knew there were some gems out there so they tasted and tested thousands to find ones that not only are healthy but taste good too.
Sasha de Gersdorff came by to unveil some of their “Supermarket stars” and couldn’t resist snacking on some too!