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LifeLabs New York!

For a whole bunch of months, we've been collecting your ideas for class topics over here. They're absolutely great and kinda my favorite thing to read, not to mention hugely helpful in planning out the semester. (Keep 'em coming!)

And while there's lots of suggestions you'd probably expect, things like sewing and cheese and photography, there's also a whole lot more abstract ideas, like how to tell better stories,...

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Pretty Awesome: Peer 2 Peer University

A quick shout out to Peer 2 Peer University - a really neat project focused on creating an open online community for continuing education. Their classes are super intensive (think six weeks and college-level), but they're also free, which is, I think, the best combination ever. 

The next batch of classes start September 15, though you've got to sign up by September 8 if you want in. A couple of my favorites are this ...

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All Sorts of Updates

Hey everyone!

First and most importantly, we're about to open a whole new round of classes next week - keep an eye out here and sign up for the mailing list to hear about 'em first!

If you're interested in the stuff we covered last semester, check out a few course wrap-ups on coffee and NYC history (part 1 and part 2).

What else? We're seriously hunting for a permanent space, spending half the day scrolling...

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Coffee Class Wrap Up!

For the past couple of weeks, our coffee class has benefited from some serious expertise from the folks at Cafe Grumpy and Blue Bottle Coffee. I learned a ton from them about sourcing beans, roasting them up, and turning them into deliciousness, a bit of which is below.

What's a coffee bean anyhow?  I don't think I'd ever really considered where coffee comes from, biologically and botanically. Turns out it's the seed of a cherry-like...

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Quick Skyline Guide

Last night we wrapped up our NYC history class in Dumbo, going over some of the history of the various buildings along the skyline.  Here's a super quick summary of the highlights, and huge thanks to everyone in the class for their ridiculously thorough research. 

1. Staten Island Ferry Terminals - I don't think the buildings themselves are terribly interesting, but the Ferry itself is full of good facts: it carries 21 million...

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