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Let’s check in on the decadent, completely inedible, yet perfectly wearable shoes from The Shoe Bakery (previously featured here). The Orlando, Florida-based company is run by Chris Campbell, who loves both shoes and sweets so much that he decided to combine them in the form of outrageously tantalizing ice cream, cake and donut-themed footwear.

If you’ve got a specific dessert and shoe combination in mind, Campbell happily accepts custom orders. Each mouthwatering pair of Shoe Bakery shoes takes about 3-6 weeks to design, create and ship. Prices range from $200 to $400 US, which should provide you with all the more incentive to refrain from trying to eat them.

Visit The Shoe Bakery’s website to check out more of their enticingly iced footwear.

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Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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I’m painfully aware that you have good moments in career and bad. But right now it feels good, I feel good. There’s forward momentum and I feel like I need to see where it takes me.

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"I was not popular with the people I set boundaries with. When I finally decided I was worth much more than how I was being treated it was like shining a spotlight on how other people were behaving badly.

Just because setting a boundary with someone becomes uncomfortable for them does not mean we should back down. We do not have to be unkind but we do have to remain strong.

Remember that setting a boundary with abusive, unkind, and controlling people is challenging the power they think they hold over you. But other people do not hold power over you unless you let them. So do not give your personal power away by feeling guilty or allowing people to talk you out of the decisions you make for your greater good. In your heart you know setting boundaries is the right action. In loving yourself you must bravely stay the course, no matter what anyone else says. Other people do not have your best interest at heart so you must.

—Regina Cates (via venuschild)