Melina Pappas

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Why Racism Towards ‘Star Wars’ Black Stormtrooper is Ironic

The Internet is still cooling down after the official teaser trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> dropped last week.<p>With a re-imagined lightsaber, …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just 2 Little Decisions

<i>Hey, I am Manuel Becker and I am the founder of Locationscout, a platform for discovering amazing places for photographers. I am living in Germany</i> …

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach …

How to capture falling snow in your photographs

Picture one of those beautiful, Currier and Ives big giant snowflakes snow falls. If you’re in the woods by yourself; it’s just about one of the most …

How to Clean Out and Organize Your Computer

If you haven’t been organizing and discarding files as you go, it’s likely your hard drive is stuffed with downloads, unwanted photos, file copies …

Cannibalism A-OK But Gay Kiss Too Much For "Walking Dead" Fans

Priorities, people! Warning: this post contains graphic imagery.<p>The complaints came fast and furiously.

New York’s Bravest Is Trans FDNY Firefighter Brooke Guinan

<b>“The world doesn’t have language to actively allow me to identify myself.”</b><p>Leaning over the kitchen countertop in her two-bedroom apartment in Queens, …

Kelly Osbourne threatening to leave 'Fashion Police' over 'racism'

Kelly Osbourne may leave her post on E!’s “Fashion Police” following the controversy over co-host Giuliana Rancic's on-air diss of starlet Zendaya's dreadlocks.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, 30-year-old Osbourne clarified via Twitter that she was not involved in the inflammatory segment in which Rancic said …

California Public School Promotes 'White Space' to 'Unlearn Racism'

In a state where leftists use the public schools to promote their socialist ideology with impunity, imagine my surprise when a teacher handed out a …

zendaya calls giuliana rancic out for racism

after the ‘fashion police’ host insulted her dreadlocks<p>Zendaya appeared on the Oscars' red carpet with her hair in long, gorgeous dreadlocks (landing her a spot on our best beauty list). Unfortunately, not everyone was supportive of the hair change: Specifically, as reported by MTV, E! red carpet …

Religion and the Racial Discrimination Act: Don't Muslims Also Deserve Protection?

A decade-long national study conducted by the University of Western Sydney found that nearly half of Australians describe themselves as having …

No federal civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin case

Three years after teen Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., setting off a national debate on race and gun laws, the …

Create Delicious Donut Text That Will Make You Hungry

In this tutorial, I will walk you through the process of making a yummy sweet text in Photoshop. We will use the basic tools and effects along to …

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This Cute Loch Ness Ladle Will Terrorize Your Soup

It’s not often that you can describe a soup ladle as “cute” or “unique,” but that’s exactly that this adorable Loch Ness monster ladle is – it’s a …

The Barden Bellas Run the World In the Hilarious New Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer

Lookout world, you're about to get pitch slapped! The official global trailer for <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i> has arrived, and it's everything we ever hoped …

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The Battle Over Gay Wedding Services, a Former Christian Rock Star’s Shocking Admission and More: The Biggest Faith and Culture Stories

There’s been a great deal happening in the faith and culture sphere over the past few weeks. Here are just some of the must-read stories:<p>Let’s start the recap with a contentious question: should public officials and business owners who provide wedding products and services be forced to facilitate …

I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

<b>A photo of the author</b><p>I pocket my black rage, and swap “hey girl” for hello. But in making others comfortable, I’m making myself sick<p>Priscilla Ward<p>January 20, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>I met my new roommates on Craigslist. Two white, one Chinese. Together we represented Portland, Florida, China and (with …

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There's a Mural of a Superhero Gang Bang in a Hospital

The fresco of the Flash, Batman, Superman, and Superwoman having sex with Wonder Woman caused a scandal after being on the wall for 14 years.<p>A fresco depicting four superheroes committing what has been interpreted as a gang rape is currently the subject of a huge scandal in France. The mural—which …

What bigots do on MLK Day: How hateful extremists tried to co-opt the holiday

<b>(Facebook/Screen montage by Salon)</b><p>From harassing Muslims to invoking MLK as a gun rights advocate, here’s how some “patriots” degrade a holiday<p>Amanda Gailey<p>January 20, 2015 5:47pm (UTC)<p>The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend may have provided Americans with an opportunity to reflect on the …

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50 Decoration Ideas To Personalize Your Dorm Room With

<b>Dorm rooms</b> are small by nature and the limited space makes it difficult to get enough storage, to have a comfortable and inviting ambiance and to …

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'NCIS' alum Cote de Pablo has no 'second thoughts' about her departure

Cote de Pablo was a major part of CBS' "NCIS" for eight years -- and then poof she was gone! It put an end to one of TV's most anticipated romances: that of Special Agent Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva David (de Pablo), who teased with their witty repartee and longing looks, but never …

Easy to make DIY mini succulents

You can make these little buddies for great hostess gifts, or just to give your desk an extra dose of personality! <br>This literally involves three …

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Clutter No More: 10 Clever DIY Office Organization Projects

I don't know about you, but nothing seems to slows down my productivity more than a messy workspace. Don't get me wrong, my desk is disheveled a …

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Make Your Own Mini Planter

I've had several different phases where I got really obsessed with clay and lately I can feel it coming on again! I love polymer clay and also air …

How To: DIY Instant Cup O' Noodles for a Better Lunch

Instant ramen and just-add-water noodles are lifesavers because they are convenient and fast, but they are also usually chock-full of processed …