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Today on Milkshake!

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MILKSHAKE,our daily email that features great finds that give back – including inspirational people, products, causes and companies making a difference in the world, today featured LEMONS TO LEMONADE!! Take a read below, and if you want to submit your […]

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Empathy

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Milkshake Loves: Artisinal Backpacks

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Once sported exclusively by school kids, the backpack is making a major comeback. The two-strap style is kinder on your body and better for your posture than a tote, no matter how trendy or fashion-forward it may be. Fortunately, we’ve […]

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Who Says Little People (Or Dogs) Can’t Handle Big Things?

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On Accepting Change

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Milkshake Loves: Katherine Rally Textiles

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Designs straight from Bali, Indonesia, Katherine Rally Textiles offers refreshing products with an inspiring comeback story to boot. Katherine Rally Textiles is the work of a husband-and-wife team, Katherine and Rally Dupps. Originally from the U.S., the Dupps met in […]

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Comeback Rock: Macklemore

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One year after his debut album came out in 2005, Seattle rapper Macklemore was admitted to rehab for addictions to alcohol, marijuana, and painkillers. The combination left his creativity zapped and his self-esteem in the gutter. “It’s not dope to […]

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Lemonade Maker: Sam Cila

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Inspiring Person: Sam Cila, a U.S. army veteran who lost his left forearm and hand while serving in Baghdad, is the founder of Multisport Soldier, an organization which encourages people to overcome adversity through speaking engagements. Where He Came From: […]

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C’est la Vie

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What Does Ordinary Mean?

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“The ordinary… is the part of our world where beauty is interlaced in each detail… It’s the part of our world that can knock our socks off… but so many of us walk by everyday, never knowing, never caring… But […]

Day of Rest

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What Sort of Choices Will You Make Today?

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A Reminder To Look Up

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                              …you just may see something that will make you smile.

The Art of Charitable Selling

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                    Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a few thousand dollars to give to your favorite charity? Wouldn’t it also be nice to clear out that all the clutter in […]

Lemonade Maker: Deb Eiseman

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Inspiring Person: Deb Eiseman is the founder and artist behind Art That Heals, an inspirational brand of paintings and products. Where She Came From: For 14 years Deb was a successful television executive, working as Joel Siegel’s producer on Good […]

On Making The Most Of Your Situation

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Nurture Your Inner Child

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Lemonade Maker: Rachel Lloyd

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Inspiring Person: Rachel Lloyd, 37, is the Executive Director and Founder of Girls Educational & Mentoring Service (GEMS). What She Does Now: GEMS is an organization that serves girls and young women who have been victims of the commercial sex […]

Susan Barron Trenk: Her Story, in Her Words

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It all started one day on the outskirts of Phnom Penh at the foot of a massive garbage dump. The scorching Cambodian sun backlit the plastic garbage bags that were being carried by small children as they scavenged through garbage […]

A Comedic Take On Success

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Success. However you define it, one thing’s for sure–it doesn’t always come easy! Comedian Demetri Martin lent his take on this phenomenon graphically in his book, This Is a Book. (Yes, that’s really the name of the book.) Hilarious and […]

Milkshake Loves: Forestbound Bags

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Would you ever think that World War II Marines could have imagined the duffel bags they lugged around would 70 years later carry lipstick and sunglasses? Pretty far out, right? Well–Alice Saunders could. After checking out an old military duffel […]

Finding Yourself…On the Road

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Define your own road in life. That’s the motto of Road Trip Nation, a movement that helps connect people with the careers they’ve been dreaming of. The organization began in 2001, when the group’s founders–four friends fresh out of college–set […]

Presidents’ Day Goodies

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Presidents’ Day comes but once a year. And while it sometimes gets cast aside as far as patriotic holidays go (can you blame poor Presidents’ Day for not having fireworks?!), this year how about making Presidents’ Day shine like the […]

Presidents’ Day Quotes

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Happy Presidents’ Day! What does this holiday mean to you? To us, it provides a much-needed opportunity to pull inspiration and strength from the two great leaders whose birthdays are honored on this day – Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. […]

Amazing Underwater Dog Photography

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                    “Our pets are our friends — our Little Friends! And they mean the world to us! Each of them has a unique and awesome personality, but it can be difficult […]

Happy Valentine’s Day…

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Unique Valentine’s Day Quote

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and although it is a day filled with love, it is also a day sometimes filled with loneliness. We hope everyone has a relationship where they feel love and can pass it on. There are so […]

Art Anywhere: Phantom Gallery Spaces

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                    Windows in abandoned shops. A city parking lot. A mechanic’s garage. Let me guess: these aren’t places you generally expect to see fine art. But that’s changing! More specifically, the […]

Honoring Black History Month

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      Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.  ~Author Unknown

Milkshake Loves: Valentine’s Gifts

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  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show the sweethearts in your life you love them than by picking out thoughtful gifts that give back. Below are some of our […]

Uplifting News: The “Wonder Dog”

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When most people think of service dogs, we think of two kinds: dogs that assist blind individuals, and dogs that sniff out bombs and/or cocaine (and I think of the one time in high school that a drug sniffing dog […]

“Super” Inspiration

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In honor of the Superbowl, we wanted to post an inspiring message about just going for it. We bet all the amazing athletes out there today had to overcome some serious doubts and opposition to achieve their dreams but it […]

Bring Your Own Sunshine

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  For Groundhog’s Day we wanted to give you a reminder that no matter what ole’ Phil says, you can make today a beautiful, sunny day! Enjoy. xo

Milkshake Loves: WATER

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                  For today’s Milkshake Loves we’re bringing you a delightful little bundle of things we love, all having to do with water. Water is the basis for human life. Clean water is […]

Polly Appel: A Life of Purpose

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  “CA – COO! CA – COO!” The slam of the toilet seat lid followed by the door crashing against the backstop has already awakened me, so this mantra just gives me a headache.  It’s 5:30 in the morning. It’s […]

We’re Rooting for These Urban Farmers

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            Surely the best thing to ever come out of a fraternity kitchen experiment, Back to the Roots gourmet mushroom company was founded by 2009 UC Berkeley seniors Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora. After hearing […]

Noonie Thompson: Doctor, Mother, Patient, Entrepreneur

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The day I finally met Noonie Thompson was a good one. I had heard about her through various friends and she was described as bigger than life itself… Beautiful, brilliant, funny… mother of 4 kids, wife of DT (a very […]

Pure Joy… Pure Hopelessness

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It is amazing how powerful a picture can be and these two take the cake. Who can look at these photos and do anything else except smile. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back […]

Emily Montez of MamaFusion: Her Story, in Her Words

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I was raised a good ole’ Southern girl in a good ole’ Southern family.  We believed that shopping and makeup could cover any wound.  No matter what was happening behind closed doors, and in our life there was plenty, you […]

Milkshake Loves: MODO Eyewear and Their New Muse

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                      According to the National Post, if Al Gore and Elle McPherson had a child together, she’d probably turn out like Summer Rayne Oakes. She’s totally fashionable and, at the […]

Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

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  In 1999, Saranne Rothberg was diagnosed with early stage IV cancer. And while getting chemotherapy one day at the hospital, she had a revelation: laughter truly is the best medicine! Laughter makes coping with trauma easier. And laughter can […]

Racism is stupid… only a panda could say it so well

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If everyone could see beyond just black and white we would all be better off!        

Perspective Shift

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I once heard a story about a comedian who was ticked off because a woman sitting in the front row at his show had her head resting on your husband’s shoulder the whole time, almost like she was nodding off. […]

Milkshake Loves: Chari(Tees)

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Ever wanted an easy way to tell others about your favorite charitable organization? We found that a lot of great organizations offer tee shirts for purchase that let supporters literally wear their hearts on their sleeves. Check out some of […]

Jennifer Goodkind: her story, in her words

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I met my husband the summer before my senior year in college. It was love at first sight. He was a few years out of college and I had senior year hanging over my head. By that point in my […]

Exploring for a Year

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In April 2010 Lily Leung, a 29-year-old Toronto native, quit her full-time 9-5 job, ended her long-term relationship, and set out to learn what it would feel like to travel solo for the first time. She ventured around the globe […]

Martin Luther King

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther […]

Two Most Important Days In Your Life

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The two most important days in your life are said to be: The Day You Were Born and  The Day You Realized Why You Were Born –Mark Twain Viola Davis cited Twain at the Critics Choice Awards last Thursday night […]

If You Ran The World…

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If you ran the world, what would you do? Is there something about your community you think could be improved? With the new website, IfWeRanTheWorld.com, all you need to get started is that seed of an idea. Describing the world’s […]

Gardening With Guts

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Dr. Drip. The Frondz. Greenhaus. No, these names are not those of contestants on an MTV reality show about up-and-coming rappers. Rather, they are the aliases of members of Los Angeles-based Guerrilla Gardening troupe. Their posted mission is “to beautify […]

Sam Fox: Our inspirational story for the week

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The best thing about running  a business like mine is that you come into contact with the most incredible people in the world. Because everything we do is based on doing good, giving back and making an impact, everything we […]

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

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Ever dreamed of uprooting yourself and moving from the city to the country? Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell did, and now they’ve got the farm to prove it! Wielding goats, a mansion and chemical-free handmade products including the exceedingly popular […]

Welcome to Lemons to Lemonade!

posted by ajurkowitz

  Hi and welcome to Lemons to Lemonade! My name is Amy Jurkowitz and I am the CEO of Milkshake, a daily email featuring great finds that give back (yes, please check it out – www.getmilkshake.com). I am thrilled to be […]

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