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Vince Staples: chaos theory

<i>Taken from the autumn issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here.</i><p>Vince Staples thinks we should all have more secrets. He tells me this in the back of a car driving over the Williamsburg Bridge, riding from Brooklyn to Manhattan, just a few weeks before the release of his latest …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

The Success-Killing Mistakes Even Smart People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Sometimes the will to succeed just isn't enough.<p>What does it take to be truly successful? Genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth and others have pointed to grit--the ability to persevere in the face of obstacles and setbacks--as a key quality that helps some people reach huge achievements while …

personaldevelopment

Edmonton woman uses art to help rescue family members still in Syria

Amena Shehab hopes to use art to rescue family members from the ravages of the Syrian war.<p>Shebab and her three children arrived in Canada as refugees …

Middle East

Polish Artist Illustrates His Fight Against Depression In Mysterious Dark And Surreal Paintings

Depression is not easy thing to deal with, but sometimes you can take your weakness and turn it into something beautiful.That’s exactly what polish …

How to Paint with Acrylics: Creative Painting Techniques

How to Paint with Acrylics: Creative Painting Techniques<p>Updated on February 20, 2018<p>Lots of Creative Effects with Acrylic Paint<p>Acrylic paint is a …

Digital Art

How to Clean Up Acrylic Paints

How to Clean Up Acrylic Paints<p>Updated on March 25, 2017<p>The very qualities that make acrylic paint so special and enjoyable—like the fact that it …

Cleaning

Illustrator Sums Up The Injustice Of AHCA In One Heartbreaking Drawing

"No one should have to choose between death and remaining alive but being unable to afford to live."<p>House Republicans passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, slashing health care coverage for millions, capping Medicaid expansions, and potentially allowing for …

48 Recipes for Mexican Foods That Aren't Tacos

Mexican food is so much more than tacos.<p>Mexican food might be the most crave-inducing cuisine out there. There's cheese, spice, crunch, rich sauces, delicate herbs, fresh vegetables. Oh, and avocado. So much avocado. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to expand out of your taco truck state of …

Cooking

The Overlooked Black Women Who Altered the Course of Feminist Art

New York Set To Offer Free Tuition At 4-Year Colleges

If the state Senate approves the budget, New York will become the first state to do so.<p>In a major victory for the movement to improve access to higher education, New York is set to become the only state that offers free tuition at four-year colleges.<p>Deemed the Excelsior Scholarship, the free …

Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces

Anti-racism work with a white lens is inherently flawed.<p>Last summer—after a 20 year hiatus—Hollywood released the long awaited sequel to the alien invasion blockbuster, <i>Independence Day</i>, entitled <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i>. The original film was a massive success, thanks to groundbreaking special …

Are You a Lazy Workaholic?

Working in reactive mode will hold you back regardless of how many hours you put in<p>A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting …

Time Management

Associated Press News

In “Get Out,” Racism Is The Horror Story Black People Try To Survive

Get Out and the Purge franchise finally make black men the protagonists of horror films and center their real-life terror of living in suburban America.

How to Break the Bad Habits That Hold You Back in Life

<b>“You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success if found in your daily routine.” ~John C. …

Motivation

Fostering The Next Generation Of Girls That Create And Animate

The research is fairly compelling. If there is a desire to involve more children in STEAM, those kids need to be reached where they are engaged and already interested. A seemingly obvious way to do this, is through the characters they spend the most time with–endearing cartoon characters and …

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

WASHINGTON — President Trump has directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively, unleashing the full force of the federal government to find, arrest and deport those in the country illegally, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes.<p>Documents …

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have …

Business Strategy

Most Latino Films Still In No-Man's Land Despite Growing Audience

On the surface, <i>Everybody Loves Somebody</i> looks like a lot of romantic comedies that have come before it. But Catalina Aguilar Mastretta's second film, which stars <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i>'s Karla Souza as a California ob-gyn with family in Mexico who's unlucky in love, is a rare find in American …

Maryland lawmakers give AG blanket authority to sue Trump administration

Maryland’s General Assembly on Wednesday approved blanket authorization for state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh to sue the federal government, illustrating the eagerness of Democratic legislative leaders to challenge the Trump administration over undocumented immigrants, refugees, health care and …

10 perfect Valentine's Day date plans across America — for less than $100

It’s easy to drop ridiculous coin on Valentine's Day when you're trying to show that special someone how much you care — at the expense of your …

Gluten-Free

Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump

WASHINGTON — Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow.<p>The new Russian missile deployment also comes as the Trump …

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

25 Great Books by Refugees in America

One way to regard the refugees in the news these frenzied past few days is as potential Americans, individuals and families escaping bad situations who imagine themselves building new lives here. What these particular refugees could become in this country, and how they could contribute to our …

Literature

Final phase of Dakota Access pipeline to be approved, a major blow to Standing Rock Sioux

The US government is set to allow the final phase of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline to begin as early as Wednesday, dealing a major blow to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.<p>Over 70 arrested at Standing Rock as Dakota Access aims to finish pipeline<p>Read more<p>The decision sets the stage for a …

Oil & Gas Industry

'How We Did It': 3 Millennial Homeowners Tell Their Stories

One couple took in roommates.<p>Millennials want to own a home. Many just don’t have the cash.<p>Despite grand theories about the revolutionary shift in …

Real Estate

Trump has fired the acting attorney general who ordered Justice Dept. not to defend president’s travel ban

President Trump fired acting attorney general Sally Yates on Monday night after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.<p>In a news …

Donald Trump

“The Origins of Totalitarianism,” Hannah Arendt’s definitive guide to how tyranny begins, has sold out on Amazon

In 1951, political theorist Hannah Arendt published <i>The Origins of Totalitarianism</i>. The tome traces the rise of two 20th-century totalitarian governments—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—to their roots in colonial imperialism, World War I, and decades of anti-Semitism. As of today, it is out of …

20th Century