How One World Traveler Innovates Food and Wearable Technology

When Sonia Hunt faces an obstacle, she builds a solution that helps others overcome it.

Growing up with food allergies, Sonia noticed the lack of information for herself and others who love food but need to be careful about what they eat. Sonia filled this gap by creating her own food and wellness blog, where she shares her experiences traveling the world and indulging in rich foods.

Aside from the food space, Sonia is also innovating wearable technology. Her company Neyya is a ring that gives you control over your laptop, phone and other devices. In our interview, Sonia shares the idea behind Neyya and how her team created the product in an unlikely place, her passions for building relationships and how she stays inspired.

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Passport To Italy

Benvenuto in Italia!

This week we travel to Italy, home to many talented artists, entrepreneurs, athletes and authors in our community. Today we’re given a snapshot of a day in the Italian life through the pages of Stefania, Marco, Gaia and Maurizio. We hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as we do.

Stefania Micòl Sabrina Ciocca is a photographer, writer and social media specialist living in Italy. Stefania has a BA in History of Performing Arts and enjoys blogging and theater.

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One Powerful Analyst’s Secret To Understanding People

An ultra-marathon runner and analytical genius, Leslie Zednai isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Leslie is fascinated by people. Specifically, what motivates people to act (or not to act), authenticity, and the biases we form as we grow. Leslie’s career began in Oceanography, where she traveled the oceans of the world on a constant adventure, but she still felt that something was missing.

Now, Leslie works as an analyst, synthesizing data sets to help marketing teams make decisions. Her trick? An ambidextrous brain that allows her to merge her creative and analytical sides.

Read on to learn more about Leslie’s brain, how and why she started ultra-marathon running, and why she thinks it’s important to form groups and socialize with friends regularly. 

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Andia Winslow Running The Fit Cycle

How One Athlete is Changing Lives Through Fitness

Most people extend their arms to the upper bars of the subway to steady themselves as the train starts and stops along its tracks. Andia Winslow, on the other hand, uses the upper bars to do midair sit ups, something we discovered through the fitness video in her email signature, alongside a link to her about.me page.

A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Sociology and Film studies, Andia founded The Fit Cycle, to inspire people to incorporate fitness into their daily lives through training videos she initially filmed in her backyard. Apart from her work there, Andia is a professional golfer and hopes to return to touring and competition this year. A retired Olympic athlete in the sport of Skeleton, she is also a certified fitness professional, fashion model and writer working on her first two books. One of her books centers on The Fit Cycle, its founding and helping readers to make healthy changes in their lives. The other is a memoir about her experience being the live-in caretaker for her terminally ill grandfather.

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From Rejection to the Professional League: One Basketball Player’s Journey

Unlike some other professional athletes, it was never Chinemelu Elonu‘s plan to turn pro. In fact, Chinemelu, who was born in Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria and came to the U.S. when he was just a year and a half old, had a dream of working in the tech sector with computers. He didn’t actually become interested in basketball until his freshman year of high school.

That’s when he decided to try out for his school’s freshman team and, with his still undeveloped skills, he was rejected from the team.

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