Javon Ezell

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5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

16 Incredible Books You Definitely Shouldn't Miss This Summer

Here are the books you'll want to have read come fall.

Toni Morrison: ‘I’m writing for black people … I don’t have to apologise’

As her latest book God Help the Child is published, the Nobel prizewinner talks about the danger of beauty, supporting Hillary and earning the right to say ‘Shut up’<p>Of all the mantles that have been foisted on Toni Morrison’s shoulders, the heaviest has to be “the conscience of America”. It’s both …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Mental Disorders

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Mobile Technology

MLK's Effect on Today's Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Civil Rights

A Former FBI Special Agent Says The CIA Kept Him From Helping To Stop 9/11

Mark Rossini said the CIA prevented him from going to FBI headquarters with the information that two known terrorists, who later went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, had entered the US.<p>Government reports on 9/11 blame a vague "intelligence failure" for the terrorist …

Osama Bin Laden

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Storm kills at least 2, strands motorists; Southern California gets rare snow

An overnight storm delivered surprise snowfall and windy chaos to Southern California, stranding more than 100 motorists in the mountains, ripping boats from moorings and apparently killing a coastal island harbor patrolman.<p>In all, at least two people in California were killed in storm-related …

Microsoft’s next-gen ‘Spartan’ browser could run on iOS and the Mac

It’s come a long way in recent years, but even so, Internet Explorer may be Microsoft’s most reviled product: a web browser so bad it held web standards back for years. From a Mac fan’s perspective, the best that can be said about Internet Explorer is that, for the most part, you never have to use …

Hackers recreate fingerprints using public photos

A German hacking group claims that it can recreate your fingerprints from the other side of the world.<p>At a cybersecurity convention in Hamburg last week, the "Chaos Computer Club" demonstrated how it can mimic a fingerprint just by analyzing photographs.<p>Fingerprints have been recreated from smudges …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft is developing a new web browser that's not Internet Explorer.</b> The new browser is codenamed "Spartan."<p><b>2. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is releasing a laptop.</b> It looks identical to a MacBook Air.<p><b>3. A former Sony employee is one of the suspects in an investigation into the Sony</b> …

MacBook Air

NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens

While you were drinking eggnog on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted documents detailing instances of improper surveillance on U.S. citizens in the last 12 years.<p>The batch of documents, stretching from the fourth quarter of 2001 to the second …

One in five millennials lives in poverty, report finds

There might be something to the woe-is-me narrative of the millennial generation. It turns out that one in five millennials lives in poverty, according to a recent report released by the US Census Bureau.<p>The generation that has been dismissed as entitled and whiny is struggling with higher levels …

Demand For ‘The Interview’ Is Shooting Up In North Korea And Its Government Is Freaking Out

According to Free North Korea Radio, an online radio network made by North Korean defectors, demand for "The Interview" has been shooting up among North Koreans. It says people are willing to pay almost $50 a copy of the movie, which is 10X higher than what a regular South Korean TV show's DVD …

North Korea

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact with real life objects. The twin brothers' adorable monsters and men look like they're having the time of their lives, zooming past us in a LEGO car or figuring …

Melissa Joan Hart's 'Clarissa Explains It All' Experience!

Enter for a chance to win the pajamas worn by Melissa during the hit show, “Clarissa Explains It All” and a 15 minute Skype chat with Melissa!<p><b>Visit</b> …

United Arab Emirates

Protesters torch police car in another tense night in Ferguson

As midnight approaches, the tension here gets thicker. Everyone fears that just like Monday, things could turn violent at any moment.<p>Outside the City Hall, crowds flip a police cruiser on its side briefly, break out its windows, then set it on fire. Police move in quickly to put it out. They use …

Facebook goes after Techmeme with the launch of Techwire

In April, Facebook launched a standalone feed of news called FB Newswire — powered in part by Storyful, the news-verification startup that News Corp. …

Elated scientists show off latest pics from historic Rosetta comet mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth.<p>Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously …

Anonymous hacks Ku Klux Klan Twitter

Hacktivist group Anonymous has taken over the official Ku Klux Klan Twitter account, and threatened to leak the details of those behind it<p>Hacking group Anonymous took over the official Ku Klux Klan Twitter account, describing the group as <b>America's</b> home grown terrorist group.<p>Anonymous has also …

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