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A futuristic sculpture called ‘The Portal’ has been erected in both Dublin and New York City that allows people more than 3,000 miles apart see and interact with each other in real time. The one in New York City is located in front of the Flatiron Building on Fifth Avenue.  The Portal in Dublin is on O’Connell Street in front of the GPO and the Spire.  The Portals were activated on May 8th and will be operated through this fall. Since the activation, New Yorkers and Dubliners have been conversing, waving, and having fun together.The Portal was first made public in 2021 by the Benediktas Gylys Foundation, a non-profit that works to unify nations.  Similar portals have also been set up in Lithuania and Poland. Benediktas Gylys, a Lithuanian artist and founder of The Portal said, “The Portals are an invitation to meet people across borders and differences and to experience our world as it really is – united and one.”


Use a Keote Tote that is a keychain with a compressed tote when you travel and shop.  The tote can hold up to 50 pounds and is made from water resistant material.  The keychain is 2.25” x 1” and the tote is 20” x 24”.  There are four colors to choose from. $85.00

This is the Sun n Rays UPF 50 Towel & Wrap.  This is a lightweight and breathable towel, perfect for the beach, boat, pool, or sports field.  It will protect from the sun’s rays with UPF 50. The towels are 56” x 33” and sand resistant.  They are large enough to be worn as a sarong, or to cover an adult or child to protect from the sun.  There are 15 patterns to choose from.  $38.00.


This site tracks the International Space Station on a live video feed. Very cool!