Americans are abandoning chewing gum just as the Chinese are picking it up – Quartz
One Man’s Millions Turn a Community in Florida Around -
How Nebraska Abolished the Death Penalty - The Atlantic
If you want to invest smarter, invest like a woman
Life after the Spelling Bee: 'It’s one of the most unique, odd clubs you can be in'
Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends (Slides) | Re/code
RT @UPROXX: Rory McIlroy Will Wear Beautiful Golf Shoes That Were Designed By Children With Cancer
Patagonia’s Anti-Growth Strategy - The New Yorker
Getting More Women into Senior Management
The Rideshare Archipelago
Dude, Someone Re-Told The Big Lebowski Using Emojis
Six Books (and One Blog) Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer
Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love
RT @UPROXX: The Dancing Man Who Was Body Shamed Online Finally Got His Dance Party
Leo Riski Fellushus
A House for All: Leo Riski and the Felleshus

Leo Riski is the cultural attaché of The Felleshus, a collaborative embassy whose name means ‘House for everyone’ in Danish, which is home to the five Nordic nations—Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. In a highly divisive world, this 21st century model of diplomacy is about putting aside cultural differences and working together for the betterment of all. This idea is reflected in the Felleshus’ architecture. Connected by more than 750 feet of copper bands, the building are arranged as their host countries are on the map, complete with three water basin that represent the connecting seas between the Nordic countries. The shuttered windows and graffiti covered walls of the Syrian embassy, located directly across the street, are a stark contrast to the Felleshus.

Leo Riski believes that this unique model allows for greater social and economic integration between the five nations. It is also allows five relatively small independent nations to exert greater influence over the European Union. They host hundreds of public events each year, making the Felleshus a nucleus of activity. As Riski points out, “Whether we save a penny or not, we have a bigger impact when we are together”.