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How to make money from your smartphone pictures

Smartphone camera technology continues to improve, and you benefit by getting high-quality smartphone pictures. But what if there were a way to sell those beautiful shots? There is! Mike Gutkin, research scientist and avid photographer based in New York City, makes money from selling his smartphone …

Mobile Photography

Broadway Was Made for Tupac

Pouring through Tupac was the poetry of concrete ’hoods, of ganglands and cops, of the tragedy of early prison and death, prosecuting the New World …

Washington State's First Legal Marijuana Shops Set to Open Amid Chaos

The prohibition of marijuana in Washington state fell early Monday as a small number of retail shop owners received an electronic copy of a license to sell just-for-fun cannabis.<p>Those 2 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET) emails bang-started a scramble for the actual pot, now waiting in the warehouses of …

LeBron James announces return to Cleveland Cavaliers

The best player in the world is going back to Cleveland.<p><b>More: LeBron James' Free Agency Page | Free Agency Tracker</b><p>LeBron James is going back to …

Street Style: Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014

Fashion month ends with a bang with the kind of major fashion that can only come from Paris. Diego Zuko snaps the style off the catwalk.<p>Fashion month ended with a bang with the kind of major fashion that can only come from Paris. Diego Zuko snapped the style off the catwalk.

Workout with Hannah Davis Ep. 3: Kettlebell

The Hating Book: An Illustrated Vintage Parable About What Every Friendship Needs

In 1961, young Maurice Sendak illustrated <i>Let’s Be Enemies</i> — a charming lesson in friendship via reverse psychology by writer Janice May Urdy, published by Harper’s children’s division. Eight years later, the same publisher, overseen by Sendak’s remarkable editor and patron-saint Ursula Nordstrom, …

Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have

<i>“Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself,”</i> Umberto Eco observed in his magnificent atlas of imaginary places. Indeed, our capacity for self-delusion is one of the most inescapable fundamentals of the human condition, and nowhere do …

Mark Twain on Masturbation

In 1879, 44-year-old <b>Mark Twain</b> — irreverent adviser of little girls, pointed critic of the press, recipient of some outrageous requests from his fans — took the podium at a men’s club in Paris and delivered a lecture titled “Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism,” onanism being masturbation, …

The Six Motives of Creativity: Mary Gaitskill on Why Writers Write

Why do writers — great writers — write? <b>George Orwell</b> attributed it to four universal motives. <b>Joan Didion</b> saw it as access to her own mind. For <b>David Foster Wallace</b>, it was about fun. <b>Michael Lewis</b> ascribes it to the necessary self-delusions of creativity. <b>Joy Williams</b> found in it a gateway from the …

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

Four banks acquitted of Milan derivatives fraud

<b>Four international banks have been acquitted of mis-selling derivatives to the city of Milan.</b><p>Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, UBS and the Dublin-based Depfa bank had appealed against a December 2012 verdict that ordered the seizure of 89m euros (£74m) and fines of 1m euros each.<p>Nine bank employees had …

Judiciary

The Secret History of the Financial Crisis

Though official history portrayed the world's major central banks as embracing coordinated action to rescue the global financial system from …

Central Banks

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Goldman partners sell down their stake in the bank

Partners in the global investment bank share $175m by cashing in 4m options that were issued at cut price during the crisis in 2008<p>Goldman Sachs partners have cashed in around 4m options in recent weeks in a move that has dramatically reduced their exposure to the bank and generated a shared $175m …

'Sarkozy phone was bugged' after rumours Gaddafi funded campaign

Judges ordered the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's phones to be bugged last April as part of an investigation into allegations that his 2007 election campaign was bankrolled by Libya's then leader, Muammar Gaddafi, it was claimed on Friday.<p>The phone tapping, believed to be the first of …