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How to Buy an A/V Receiver

It’s easy in this brave new world of Ultra-Uber-HDR-4K HDTV to forget that the sound is still half—yes, half—of the home theater experience. Even if …

Audiophile

How to set up your TV and get the best picture

What about viewing angle and viewing distance?<p>How to connect your sources<p>What about connecting to the internet?<p>Should you use a THX Optimizer …

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

Film Review: The Breaks (Dir. Seith Mann)

<i>The Breaks</i><br>Dir. Seith Mann[VH1; 2016]Rating: 3.5/5<i>The Breaks</i> isn’t exactly a film-film. That is to say you can’t go see it in theaters, queue it up in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

University of Cambridge to host hip hop conference

The UK’s first academic conference on hip hop is to take place at the University of Cambridge this summer.<p>A long way from the ghettos of New York and …

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Relationships

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

DJ Premier Discusses the Seven Jazz Albums Every Hip-Hop Head Needs to Know

Plus, listen to a new song from his PRhyme project, "Golden Era" featuring Joey Bada$$.<p><i>Image by Noisey</i><p>“I like to grab the parts you don't expect me to grab,” DJ Premier told Noisey earlier this week, talking about his sampling style. “You grab an ass, I grab a pinky finger—you know what I'm saying?”<p>…

Rap & Hip-Hop

Stakes Is High: Drake Ghostwriting Accusations Matter More Than You Think

All Things Considered<i>'s Audie Cornish spoke to kris ex about this piece on air. You can</i> <i>hear the radio segment at the audio link above, and read his article in full below.</i><p>The first weekend of August saw the coronation of a new King of Hip-Hop. Like all transitions of power, it had been years in the …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Retirement

Lighting Portraits to Bring Exposure to Homelessness in America

Photographer Aaron Draper wants people to see homelessness in a different light — literally. For his project titled <i>Underexposed</i>, he hit the streets …

Has the buy-to-let gravy train gone off the rails?

It shouldn’t have taken a Tory chancellor to undo the harm unleashed on tenants by New Labour<p>When this column was the first to highlight the perils of buy-to-let – both social and economic – Gordon Brown was chancellor. When we first revealed the vast tax reliefs paid to landlords, Alistair Darling …

This is how investors will beat the latest buy-to-let crackdown

There is a way around the restrictions on mortgage tax relief announced in this week’s Budget<p>- See all of today's personal finance news and advice<p>Hundreds of thousands of landlords are likely to see their profits fall thanks to changes announced in this week’s Budget which will limit the amount of …

11 Google apps you probably didn’t know existed

Google introduced a brand new standalone app called YouTube Kids today, initially available in the U.S. only, which is its first product “built from the ground up with little ones in mind,” according to the Internet giant.<p>From Maps and Gmail to Translate and YouTube, Google already offers a myriad …

Apps

5 Mobile Apps That Will Make You An Organization Expert

To Millennials, the first smartphone was Apple’s iPhone, released in 2007. But the real distinction goes to IBM, when it released the world’s first smartphone called Simon, in 1994. You could load apps via external memory cards, receive faxes, send emails and it would last sixty minutes before it …

Apps

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

Survey reveals Premier League players top wages table at £2.3m a year

A new survey in the Daily Mail has revealed that the average salary of players from the English Premier League has broken the two million pound …

Latest Accounts Show Financial Times Have Changed For Arsenal

Arsenal fans received some good news over the weekend. On Saturday the team broke a run of three consecutive league draws with three goals in three minutes to beat previously undefeated Aston Villa 3-0 in the Premier League.<p>A little less than 24 hours before the match Arsenal released their …

Man Arrested While Picking Up His Kids: 'The Problem Is I'm Black'

A controversial video documents the St. Paul resident being harassed and tased.<p>If you've never experienced arbitrary harassment or brutality at the hands of a police officer, or seen law enforcement act in a way that defies credulity and common sense, it can be hard to believe people who tell …

Wilson Raj Perumal: The man who fixed football

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

The future is now, y'all.

This startup upends the hiring equation by allowing tech workers to auction themselves off

The traditional hiring process puts job seekers at a disadvantage. Rare is the candidate who is able to play one prospective employer against the other in a process that will result in perfect price discovery for her wages. Most job seekers make employment decisions with limited information about …

Employment