Carol Epstein

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The Weirdest Ways That U.S. Cities Are Celebrating Earth Day

From group oyster-shell bagging to a naked bike ride, some Earth Day events are more colorful than the standard festivals and tree plantings.<p>When Earth Day began in 1970, the dire state of cities had a lot to do with it. Urban industrialism had literally become lethal: During a particularly warm …

San Francisco

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Real Estate

Palantir Knows Everything About You

Trump<p>White<p>House<p>Justin<p>Mikolay<p>EMPLOYEE OF<p>EMPLOYEE OF<p>Kevin<p>Harrington<p>EMPLOYEE OF<p>Thiel<p>Capital<p>FORMER<p>OPERATOR OF<p>Alexander<p>Karp<p>FORMER<p>OPERATOR<p>OF<p>FORMER<p>OPERATOR …

Startups

Barbara Bush: A Life in Pictures

Gucci’s MFW misstep: sending Sikh turbans down the runway, with no Sikh models in sight! -

For their Fall 2018 show at Milan Fashion Week Gucci sent models down the runway in headgear that closely resembled the specific turbans worn by Sikh …

Sikhism

Ricardo Montilla

The Loneliness of Having an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand

If someone told you she had something called chronic fatigue syndrome, you might not take her very seriously. Who among us <i>isn’t</i> tired all the time? …

Mind

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Top 10 opening scenes in books

Sometimes I want an opening to slap me in the face; other times I’d rather it come on like a creepy hand across my shoulder. There are millions of ways a voice can convince me to listen, but there are even more ways it can fail. I have little patience for the latter. Life is not long enough to …

Literature

Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, And Christians Showed Us What They Wear When They Worship

Five couples showed BuzzFeed News the clothes and accessories they wear when they pray or attend their place of worship.<p>“Whether people like my clothes or not, they’ve become a part of my identity,” says Iman Ben Ahmed, 23. Ahmed is a Sunni Muslim and says her hijab makes her think of her mother, …

Force Yourself to Write Non-Stop

[If you have writer's block] force yourself to write non-stop for twenty or thirty minutes: no deletions, no erasures, no pauses. If that doesn't …

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Writing

If you want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls

According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.<p>After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.<p>For example, homes that are painted "greige," a shade …

Steve Aoki shows off his $100k sneaker collection

From Yeezys to special edition DJ AM Jordans<p>Steve Aoki has given a tour of his home in Las Vegas, dubbed ‘Aoki’s Playhouse’, where he shows off his …

Writing just happens, says Author Nikita Singh as she launches book No. 10 at 25

<b>BDC News |</b> May 23, 2017<p>By Somrita Ghosh <b><br>New Delhi, May 23</b> “Whenever I have a story, I write it.” So says Nikita Singh, best-selling author in the …

16 of the most Instagrammable places in Bali

Grid game strong.<p>When you go on holiday, there's nothing quite like feeling the sun on your shoulders, the sand between your toes and the inevitable Instagram envy you induce amongst all your friends.<p>If you're searching for the next location to give you the ultimate #GridGame and generate green …

STORY BROADS: Want Story Ideas That Rock Your Socks Off? Use lists!

Great scripts start with great ideas. Sabina Giado explains how lists can be the best way to snare that great concept.The post STORY BROADS: Want …

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

Watch Lana Del Rey perform ‘Love’ for the first time

In her first live performance of 2017, Lana Del Rey played a secret show at Texas conference SXSW. The singer debuted her most recent release, “Love” for the Austin crowd, and played eight other fan favourites.<p>The surprise set at the Apple Music space was made known just the day before – despite …

Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?

<b>The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine.</b><p>From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It's only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes - she's a robot.<p>Nadine is an "intelligent" …

Robotics

The most famous author from every state

First, we looked coast to coast to find the most famous book set in every state. Now we're hitting the books to discover the most famous author from every state.<p>Not all the choices were cut and dry. To qualify for this list, the famed authors had to be born in their respective states, but not …

Literature

Writing a Screenplay

Free downloadable Go Into The Story eBook by Scott Myers.<p>Why am I smiling? Because today I’m making available to the public the <b>3rd in a series of</b> …

The Magical Costume Clues You Missed in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood takes us behind the scenes of the latest J.K. Rowling fantasy world.<p><i>With voting open for this year’s Oscars, we’re taking a closer look at some of the craftspeople nominated for the year’s best films—from the people who re-created the golden age of</i> …

New PlayStation VR Musical Virtual Reality Experience Now Available (video)

Sony has this week released a new musical PlayStation VR experience which allows you to become immersed in a live studio performance of Brahms’ …

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on the Grammys’ relevancy and future Lady Gaga collaborations

It’s rare that a drummer becomes the face of a band, much less one of its most well-known members. But that’s the case with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, …

Tinariwen (+IO:I) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (what has become of the Ténéré)

YouTube

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250 Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, …