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On Tolerance: Why Tolerance is a Winning Strategy

Beyond any sense of nationalism, ethnicity, social or cultural identity, tolerance can be pointed to as the key to the existence of Culture itself — that’s Culture with a capital “c.”


Embracing Discomfort: How to Harness the Power of Provocation

At its simplest, there are only two ways for a company to grow organically— either producing more of what they already make, or creating something new. Producing more of something a company already make requires engineering talent, and often concerns efficiencies of scale. The creation of something new, however, requires something a bit more challenging: provocative perspectives.  


A Look Into The World of The Wedding Registry

Wedding season has officially hit Sylvain Labs. From the early bird vows that came in Spring and the Fall weddings just around the corner into September – we were observing some interesting things happening with wedding registries. With our interests piqued (and a few team weddings too), we wanted to dig in and see what the people were saying. In our special report, ‘A Look Into The World of Wedding Registry’ we speak to a panel of ladies to get the insights and emotional baggage of getting wedding gifts, china or no china.


Cities vs. Suburbs: Why The Grid Is Good For You

How cities create a holistic health benefit for their inhabitants. 


A Sci-Fi Guide To Wearables

Science fiction is the first testing ground for the future of technology, the place where we explore what different advances could mean moving forward for the human condition.


IDK: Spelling

The first set of random, unfiltered and un-Googled questions running through our minds this week.