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Maker Faire Bay Area – May 17 & 19, 2019

Maker Faire Bay Area – May 17 & 19, 2019

Come celebrate Maker Media's 22nd Maker Faire and 13th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.

 FRIDAY@MakerFaire – SPECIAL PROGRAM

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings.  Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.

  • Friday May 17 1pm – 5pm Limited FRIDAY@MakerFaire
  • Saturday May 18 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday May 19 10am – 6pm

 

Chart of ticket prices. Prices vary.

 

From: www.eventbrite.com

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival – 31st Anniversary

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival 
Miramar Beach, FL 
‪May 12th, 2019‬ (‪Sun‬) 

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival happening May 12th, 2019 in South Walton, FL, along Northwest Florida’s beaches.

ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. 

ArtsQuest is a juried show that includes artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink).

The festival takes place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Town Center, which is also home to large-scale events such as the 30A Songwriters Festival and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Located along the Scenic Hwy 98 Corridor, Grand Boulevard is easily accessible from regional drive and fly markets, including Houston, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola and Tallahassee. 

ArtsQuest is the kick-off event for Art Week South Walton, which is an initiative of the CAA. The purpose of Art Week is to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning several days, Art Week will feature visual, performing and literary arts programming in diverse formats and various venues throughout South Walton.

Highlights of ArtsQuest include: * $10,000 cash in artist awards * 5,000 quality art buyers * Children’s activities in “ImagiNation” * Live music and entertainment * Food vendors & full cash bar, along with existing restaurants in Grand Boulevard With the support of the Tourist Development Council, Visit South Walton, there is a comprehensive marketing campaign for ArtsQuest, including radio (Southeastern markets), social media, direct mail, posters, online advertising, and regional and national print.

Grand Boulevard and the surrounding area offer affordable accommodations, including hotels, camping and condo and home rentals. Other artist amenities include conveniently located artist parking, booth sitting, overnight security, continuous artist hospitality. 

Award winners from the 2018 ArtsQuest show do not need to submit jury fee and will be automatically admitted into the 2019 ArtsQuest show should they meet the application deadline.

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the pill

May 9th, 1960 FDA approves the Pill

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control bill–Enovid-10, made by the G.D. Searle Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Development of “the pill,” as it became popularly known, was initially commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. Sanger, who opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States in 1916, hoped to encourage the development of a more practical and effective alternative to contraceptives that were in use at the time.

In the early 1950s, Gregory Pincus, a biochemist at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and John Rock, a gynecologist at Harvard Medical School, began work on a birth-control pill. Clinical tests of the pill, which used synthetic progesterone and estrogen to repress ovulation in women, were initiated in 1954.

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the pill, granting greater reproductive freedom to American women.

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Stonehenge Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.

Stonehenge’s Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.
 
Workers raising three pieces of a standing stone in 1958 after it had fallen to the ground at Stonehenge.
 
A vanished Stonehenge piece has been returned to The UK after 60 years. 
 
The missing stone — roughly the size and shape of a broomstick — was removed and taken by a Robert Phillips Briton, at the time working for a diamond-cutting business and relocated to the United States about thirty years ago.
 
Mr. Phillips took part in repair works at Stonehenge in 1958 to raise one of the trilithons, the iconic three-piece standing stones, that had fallen to the ground. The work included drilling ring-shaped holes into the stone, and it produced three-foot cylinders.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He retired to Aventura, Fla., north of Miami and kept the polished-looking stone in his office for decades. But on the eve of his 90th birthday last year, he decided to return the piece to England.
 
Heather Sebire, a curator with English Heritage, said “We are very grateful to the Phillips family for bringing this intriguing piece of Stonehenge back home.”
 
The piece is expected to provide clues to a team of researchers that had been looking into the origin of the giant stones, which stand in Southern England at about 13 feet high and 7 feet wide.
 
When the researchers analysed the DNA of early British farmers, they found they most closely resembled Neolithic people from Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). These Iberian farmers were descended from people who had journeyed across the Mediterranean.
 
In addition to farming, the Neolithic migrants to Britain appear to have introduced the tradition of building monuments using large stones known as megaliths. Stonehenge in Wiltshire was part of this tradition.
1974 Johnson's baby oil ad with Ali McGraw.

Tanning with baby oil in the days before we knew much.

Tanning with baby oil in the days before we knew much.

The 1970s were an era of living dangerously, when we rode in cars without seat belts, took bike rides without benefit of a helmet, before airbags, before nutrition labeling and before surgeon general warnings. Before anyone knew what ultraviolet rays were not healthy.
 
Photo credits: 1974 Johnson's baby oil ad with Ali McGraw.
 
A bit of humor: 
  • I just turned my brightness all the way up on the iPhone & got a nice little tan. 
  • There is a fine line between a tan and looking like you rolled around in a bag of Doritos.
  • I competed in the sun-tanning Olympics, but all I did was get bronze
ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019: 5th of May in San Francisco

ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019: 5th of May in San Francisco

ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019

Live painting, exhibited artwork, and interactive fun! Mixed with local arts and crafts stalls! Come see the creativity that San Francisco is famous for.

Sunday May 5th from Noon to 8pm

http://HowWeird.org

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization. Inspiring peace through music, art, ideas, connections, understanding, and raising consciousness.

SUNDAY MAY 5th

Noon to 8pm

Centered at Howard & 2nd Streets

Downtown San Francisco, Earth

$20 at the faire / $15 in advance

2019 MAGIC PASSES are now available!

You can get the presale Magic Passes for $15 at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-weird-2019-tickets-59869723956

Join us as we gather the tribes once again to celebrate peace, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness.

How Weird is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, in the heart of the San Francisco’s technology and art sectors. Filling in the faire will be thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets

Celebrate peace and weirdness at the greatest street faire in the galaxy.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the educational non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization, proving for 20 years now that peace is possible. See why San Francisco is still at the vanguard of creativity and artistic expression.

 

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival - May 4 & 5, 2019

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – May 4 & 5, 2019

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – May 4 & 5, 2019 

 2400 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, California 94923

 http://www.bbfishfest.org/

 (707) 875-3866

 Nonprofit Organization · Performance & Event Venue

SEA your way to Bodega Bay, the fishing community

Welcome to the home of the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival. Since 1973, this event has celebrated our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more.

The Fisherman’s Festival is an all-volunteer event and proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.

LIVE MUSIC • ENTERTAINMENT

WINE TASTING • BEER BOOTH

LOCAL CUISINE FOOD BOOTHS

ART SHOW • CRAFTS FAIR EXHIBITS • RAFFLE PRIZES

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

~ Well-behaved and Leashed Pets Welcome

~ Free Parking  ~ Handicap Accessible

Visit the Information Booth for details & updates

ONGOING ACTIVITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, and a WOODEN BOAT CHALLENGE.

Kid Zone • Touch Tank Tide Pool • Informational Nonprofit Booths •
 
CHP and Sonoma County Sheriff helicopter landings • US Coast Guard rescue demos in the harbor
 
Westside Park is operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks. Sonoma County Board of Supervisors grant sponsor.

The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is a 501 (c) (3) California nonprofit charitable organization.

All proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death
 
0n May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honor the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. A host of exhibitions offered in Italy will last much of the year.
 
ROME — On May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honor the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. In fact, a host of celebrations are planned here and will last much of the year. In March the celebration committee created by the Ministry for Culture and Tourism elected Prof. Paolo Galluzzi, who is director of the Galileo Museum of Florence, its president. Other committee members include Prof. Vincent Deleuvin, curator of Italian 16th C. painting at the Louvre; Prof. Luke Syson, curator of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Metropolitan of New York, and Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, restorer of "The Last Supper."
 
"The death of Leonardo," Ingres, 1818
 
One of the main events of the 500th anniversary of his death begins this October at the Uffizi Galleries of Florence, with the exhibition "The Leicester Codex of Leonardo da Vinci: Water as Microscope of Nature."
 
Leicester Codex, Florence (on loan from Bill Gates)
 
When Leonardo's patron Giuliano de'Medici died, Leonardo quit Italy for France in 1516, when he was 64, to live in a fine manor house at Clos-Luce near Amboise. He was unwell and his hand too crippled to paint, but he and his admiring new patron, Francis I, the youthful king of France, became close friends who discussed everything from philosophy to art, architecture and engineering. Writing in 1550, Giorgio Vasari, in his  Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, recorded that Leonardo actually died in the king's arms, with the king "supporting his head to give him such assistance and do him such favour as he could, in the hope of alleviating his sufferings." Vasari's account  inspired artists like Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres to paint, that death scene with the king in 1818 
 
This touching scene of the king cradling the artist's head is unproven but is possible albeit, "With Leonardo, nothing is so simple," writes Walter Isaacson in his carefully researched Leonardo Da Vinci, The Biography (Simon and Schuster, 2017). Leonardo was buried  in the cloister of the Church of Saint Florentin at Amboise, "but the current location of his remains is another mystery," writes Isaacson. The church was demolished in the early 19th C., and, although excavation decades later revealed bones, they are cautiously described as Leonardo's "presumed remains."
 
One of the main events of the 500th anniversary of his death begins this October at the  Uffizi Galleries of Florence, with the exhibition "The Leicester Codex of Leonardo da Vinci: Water as Microscope of Nature." The 72-page Codex, which discusses the movement of water, fossils, and moonlight (among other topics) is being loaned by Bill Gates, who purchased it in 1990 for over $30 million. Already on view in Turin at the Biblioteca Reale is the famous self-portrait of Leonardo after two years of restoration. Works on view with the self-portrait will be Italian Renaissance drawings called "Intorno a Leonardo, Disegni italiani del Rinascimento," from July 8 through Sept 15. "For 2019 we are planning to open a permanent display of the 13 Leonardo drawings which we own, in addition to the Codex of the Flight of Birds," says director Enrica Pagella.
 
In Milan after Feb. 7 a pavilion at the Borsa Internazionale del Turismo (Bit) travel fair will, in the words of the Bit organizers, "illustrate Leonardo's works through contributions from the major cultural venues associated with him: the Sforzesco Castle, the Museum of the Vinciano Cenacolo, the Ambrosiana Library and Art Gallery, the da Vinci National museum of Science and Technology and the Stelline Foundation." Reproductions of some of the machines invented by Leonardo will be on view. As an aside, tourism in Milan has increased notably, thanks partly to a 20% increase in youngsters under 18
Frugal Spring Family Activities

Frugal Spring Family Activities

In a few short days, spring will be upon us. Depending on where you live, it’s likely been a fairly cold winter and possibly filled with snow. While spring is a popular time of the year to clean things up and air out the house from the long winter, you can also consider some outdoor activities that weren’t possible during the cold months.
Many of these activities can be frugal while also creating memories or traditions for years to come.
 
1. Visit the farmers’ market.
 
2. Go to a nearby park.
 
3. Give geocaching a try.
 
4. Start a garden.
 
5. Visit a zoo
 
7.Go fly a kite

From: money.usnews.com

Artisan Craft Festival

Artisan Craft Festival – Las Vegas

Description
 
Celebrate Spring and Easter with something handmade from the Artisan Craft Festival featuring everything from handcrafted jewelry, delicious goodies, beautiful home decor and unique Valentine's gift ideas created by hand.
 
Date: April 7th 2019
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Suncoast Hotel Casino Grand Ballroom
Address: 9090 Alta Dr. Las Vegas NV
Contact:
Sal: 702-824-5081
 
9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 6-7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 6-7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 6-7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will feature over 125 local and regional artists with the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park.

Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, children’s area, live acoustic entertainment and local food and beverage concessions including “gourmet” food trucks. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists to benefit the local community. This event will be very conservative, with sensitivity to the park and neighborhood. Best of all, its free to attend.

These beautiful chains of parks have lovely trees and paths and great visibility from one of Atlanta's truly historic avenues. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to appreciate the vision and legacy of one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. as well as the achievements in restoration by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

Location: 
1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
Olmsted Linear Park

Times: 
Sat., April 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun., April 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Music: Acoustic music only

Admission: Free to attend

For more information, please visit www.festivalonponce.com.
Media Inquiries:
Randall Fox
404-873-1222
Randall@affps.com

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Spring Break

Spring Break

The 1960s: Swinging Sixties bring Spring Breakers and broken barriers

Meanwhile, the spring break scene and its lusty young demographic was getting noticed. In 1986, MTV launched its first spring break special from Daytona Beach, Fla., a program which has continued from varying locales ever since. The images it broadcast only reinforced spring break's reputation for alcoholic and sexual excess. The American Medical Association began warning of the dangers of binge-drinking and risky sexual behavior; fingers have also been wagged at young women for prebreak "anorexic challenges" and documented promiscuity. Many universities have taken to distributing "safe break bags" to students — including sunscreen, condoms and a sexual-assault manual. 

1935—Sam Ingram, swim coach at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, fears that his team might get out of shape during Christmas break. A student’s father, living in Fort Lauderdale at the time, suggests the team train at the Casino Pool—the first Olympic-sized swimming pool in Florida. The swim team, the first group of northerners to swim at the pool, receives a warm welcome from the locals and a new American ritual is born.

1938— City officials and business owners in Fort Lauderdale sense a marketing opportunity in the making, and decide to host the first College Coaches’ Swim Forum at the Casino Pool. Over 300 swimmers attend this event.

1950’s— By 1954, an estimated crowd of 20,000 college students make their way down to Fort Lauderdale Beach. In April 1959, Time Magazine highlights spring break in an article titled, “Beer & the Beach,” and Fort Lauderdale quickly becomes the unofficial Spring Break Capital of the World.

1960’s— In 1960, the hit film Where the Boys Are debuts, and further spreads Fort Lauderdale’s spring break appeal. In 1961, 50,000 students were in attendance, and as the destination’s popularity grows, so does Daytona Beach’s interest in spring break. Daytona’s marketing efforts targeted to spring breakers is successful, bringing over 100,000 students to Daytona in the late 1960s.

1970’s— A significant shift in the tradition occurs, and the partying becomes raucous enough to cause damage to beaches, hotels, and other public property—communities are outraged and local residents question the desirability of living in a spring break tourist trap.

1985— After a rowdy spring break with at least 350,000 people in attendance, the city of Fort Lauderdale passes a series of restrictive laws in an effort to reduce the mayhem. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act is also enacted, requiring Florida to raise the minimum drinking age to 21.

1989— Dissatisfied with the new rules and regulations, the number of vacationers traveling to Fort Lauderdale drops to 20,000. Fort Lauderdale officially relinquishes its role of Spring Break Capital of the World to Daytona Beach.

1990’s— The Daytona spring break empire reaches its height in the early 90’s, but by the middle of the decade, the city cracks down. As a result, a new trend emerges—travelers start flocking to more southern destinations where the rules are looser, the drinking ages are lower and the sun is even hotter.

2000’s—With MTV’s help, Panama City, Florida builds its reputation as the undisputed Spring Break Capital of the World. Today, Panama City is still one of the top-booked Spring Break destinations along with Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Miami (South Beach), and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

SPRING has SPRUNG

SPRING has SPRUNG

SPRING has SPRUNG

During early spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly, causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name.

At the spring, or vernal, equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

Swedish meteorologists define the beginning of spring as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days, thus the date varies with latitude and elevation.

 

Beautiful Spring Recipe

Beautiful Spring Recipe

Chopped ramps add crunch, bite and attitude to pristine, fluffy ricotta which is smeared over crostini and topped with a jumble of sweet pea shoots. This simple recipe highlights the freshest ingredients and the contrasting nice and naughty flavors of springtime. If you can't locate ramps in your market, then try substituting spring onions.

Serves 8

  • 8 – 1/2" thick slices baguette
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/cup fresh whole milk ricotta
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/cup finely chopped ramps or green garlic, bulbs and stems only (or substitute with the bulb and pale green parts of spring onions)
  • tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • generous handful pea shoots
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly brush baguette slices with olive oil. Arrange on baking sheet. Bake in oven until golden brown on both sides, turning once, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove.
  2. Combine ricotta, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoons salt and black pepper in a bowl; mix well until light and fluffy. Stir in ramps, mint and lemon zest. Spread ricotta on baguette slices.
  3. Top crostini with a generous pinch of pea shoots. Drizzle a little olive oil over crostini, followed by a squeeze of lemon juice. Sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt and black pepper.

 

 

From: food52.com

St. Patrick’s Day: Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day: Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day: Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – or the luck of the Irish every day – with this slow-cooker corned beef and cabbage dinner. A perfectly seasone… …MORE+

Ingredients Beef and Vegetables

4 medium red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces SAVE $

1 medium onion, cut into 6 wedges

1 corned beef brisket with seasoning packet (2 to 2 1/2 lb)

1 can (12 oz) beer or nonalcoholic beer

Water SAVE $

8 thin wedges cabbage

Sauce

1/4 cup applesauce

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

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Steps

  • Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place potatoes, carrots and onion. Top with corned beef; sprinkle with contents of seasoning packet. Add beer and enough water to just cover corned beef. 
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours. 
  • Remove corned beef from cooker; place on serving platter and cover to keep warm. Add cabbage wedges to vegetables and broth in cooker. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 30 to 35 minutes longer or until cabbage is crisp-tender. 
  • Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. 
  • To serve, cut corned beef across grain into thin slices. With slotted spoon, remove vegetables from cooker. If desired, skim fat from juices in cooker. Serve vegetables with juices and corned beef with sauce.
St. Patrick’s Day Healthy Green Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Healthy Green Recipes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some of these healthier green foods. St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all about beer and bread!

1. Green Smoothie
Spinach and kale give this delicious beverage its beautiful green hue. Plus, they offer tons of antioxidants and vitamins (namely iron and vitamins A and C). The addition of banana, mango, and ginger create a distinct, crave-able flavor (and add even more nutritional power).

2. Green Egg Casserole
 This breakfast dish is perfect for feeding a crowd. Simply throw together some eggs, frozen spinach, milk, whole-grain bread, and cheese and bake until cooked through! Add any other green veggies you like, too (pepper or jalapeno would be especially tasty).

3. Matcha Green Tea and Almond Flour Mini Muffins
Green tea and almonds — two of our favorite super foods! Better yet, that match a powder is a great (natural) way to turn just about anything green. Is this the new St. Patrick’s Day celebration staple? We think so.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some of these healthier green foods. (No artificially colored green beer on this list!) (St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all about beer and bread; you can celebrate with these healthy green recipes!

From: greatist.com

Pi Day

“Pi Day” – 314

"Pi Day" – 314

March 14 — or 3/14 — celebrates the mathematical constant of pi. Pi represents the ratio of circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. While it is often abbreviated as 3.14, pi has an infinite number of digits beyond the decimal point, starting with 3.141592653.

One celebration was 3/14/15, perfectly matching the first numbers past the decimal point of pi. "Pi Day."

Let's honor this irrational number

March 14 is also Albert Einstein's 140th birthday.

Anna Wintour

Strike a Pose: Vogue’s Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour is arguably the most powerful person in fashion as she continues to reign supreme as the Editor in Chief of Vogue.

Books have been written about her (or thinly veiled versions of her), movies and documentaries abound and though it weighs more than a newborn baby, Vogue is still required reading for many households.

Nicknamed the 'Nuclear Wintour,’ the 68 year-old Anna Wintour has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988.

Not only is Wintour editor in chief of Vogue, but she’s also artistic director for Vogue’s publication, Condé Nast. Wintour wakes up at 5am every day and is always in bed by 10.15pm latest.

“It’s so interesting to me how people dress when they come in for interviews,” Wintour says. “Sometimes you feel they’re wearing clothes that they just bought that morning, or maybe the night before, and not something that in any way suits their personality and who they are. I think what everyone should remember, whether they’re interviewing at Vogue or indeed anywhere, that we’re not hiring your wardrobe. Your wardrobe is not going to be doing the job for you — it’s who you are.”

Wintour often hides behind her trademark sunglasses – her most famed accessory, but the glasses are actually corrective lenses as she suffers from deteriorating vision.

Love her or loathe her, Anna Wintour has been influencing our fashion experience with her 30th year at the helm of American Vogue. 

Wouldn’t you want to know what the woman who can end a designer’s career in one look thinks you should wear to a job interview at Vogue?

Dress authentically as you if you are trying to sell yourself. Of course, a job at Vogue is very different than a law or finance firm but even if you are wearing a suit or pencil skirt see if there is a small part you can add to it that is all you. Maybe a small accessory or pop of color.

Anna Wintour is thought to earn a salary of $2 million dollars and has a clothing allowance of $200,000 a year.

Anna Wintour is arguably the most powerful person in fashion as she continues to reign supreme as the Editor in Chief of Vogue. Wintour is the most powerful (or most feared) editor in fashion.

Wintour often hides behind her trademark sunglasses – her most famed accessory, but the glasses are actually corrective lenses as she suffers from deteriorating vision.

Strike a Pose: Vogue