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Adidas creative director: How to take over America, with the help of Kanye

The German manufacturer has seen sales increase, in part because the company's cool has returned. Collaborations with creators like Kanye West have placed the company into hipness levels it hasn't really seen since Run DMC dropped "My Adidas" back in 1986.<p>Fashion blog High Snobiety even declared …

Shoes

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

Procrastination

57 Ways to Motivate Your Inner Entrepreneur | Inc.com

• Accept your limitations but strive to overcome them.<br>• Avoid negative people who drain your emotional energy.<br>• Be surprised and amused by the unexpected and unusual.<br>• Become more creative by relaxing more often.<br>• Believe in yourself rather than the power of luck or fate.<br>• Breathe more deeply whenever you feel …

Motivation

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …

Entrepreneurship

12 Contemporary African Artists You Should Know

"Folks can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not!"<p>Art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu's provocative quote is featured proudly in the catalog for "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," a group show that recently …

Art

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, …

This Illustrator Has Created A Picture A Day For The Last Eight Years

Mike Winkelmann has been creating a daily illustration since 2007. Now over 3,000 images in, his work has started to veer into science fiction territory.<p>Artist Mike Winkelmann has been making an illustration every day for eight years. As his website will tell you, he hasn’t broken routine for 3,039 …

McDonald's

The 5 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a seven-figure business online was improbable 10 or even just five years ago, but as technology improves globally, there are more seven-figure earners than ever before. The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 …

Profit

50 ways you can tell you were born to be an entrepreneur

They're dissatisfied as employees, followers or consumers.<p>They want to create, build and grow their own enterprises, and they're filled with the passion of their own ingenuity.<p>Here are 50 habits that born-to-be entrepreneurs can't help but show. How many do you possess?<p>1. You can't sit still. …

Self-improvement

A self-made millionaire who interviewed 1,200 wealthy people noticed one behavior they all have in common

Rich people think selfishness is a virtue, he explains in "How Rich People Think," while average people think selfishness is a vice.<p>"The rich go out there and try to make themselves happy. They don't try to pretend to save the world," he tells Business Insider. "If you're not taking care of you, …

Self-improvement

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

11 Surprising, Delicious Foods That Boost Brain Power

The health and fitness experts at Well + Good share the best foods to eat for sharper memory and improved mental function.<p>You may choose certain foods to prevent bloating, avoid inflammation, and get glowing skin—but what about boosting your brain power every time you fill your plate?<p>The …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

World History

The 1 percent’s twisted games: How they’re distorting reality and diluting democracy

Research shows that the rich live in an alternate universe from the rest of us, and bend policy to their will<p>What would America look like if donors didn’t rule the world? It’s an interesting question and one worth pondering as the 2016 Presidential campaigns kick off. Available data reveals that …

Middle-class

Obama in Africa: I'm Proud To Be First Kenyan-American President

NAIROBI, Kenya — President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi on Sunday.<p>"I am proud to be the first American president to come to Kenya, and of course I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States," he told the …

Africa

Movement for Black Lives Convening Unites Activists in Cleveland

<b>The first ever Movement for Black Lives Convening</b> will bring together "freedom fighters" from across the country in Cleveland this weekend "to build …

Sandra Bland’s American tragedy: How a country’s vicious history lives on in an all-too-modern outrage

Sandra Bland’s story is about race and migration, the ghosts that still haunt us and the violence that won’t end<p>It is likely that almost every black American has a story—familial or personal—about being unjustly harassed or otherwise treated badly by this country’s police. These stories begin in …

Race & Ethnicity

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

Feminism

The Texas county where Sandra Bland died: there's 'racism from cradle to grave'

Waller County, Texas, where Sandra Bland was found dead in a jail cell three days after she was arrested at a traffic stop, is known for its watermelon festival – and its long history of racial tension.<p>Foul play suspicions raised in Illinois woman's alleged suicide in Texas jail<p>Read more<p>That …

Black Lives Matter

When capitalism turns to cannibalism

Authentic capitalism, in which capital is placed at risk to earn a return in a competitive, transparent marketplace, or do you mean cartel-state capitalism, or crony-capitalism, or monopoly capitalism or finance capitalism, i.e. the types that dominate the global economy?<p>As long as most startups …

Middle-class

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the …

Middle-class

Songs That Heal: Preserving A Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Only six people in the world know how to do what Sergio Pacheco is about to do.<p>A middle-aged man who rarely smiles, Pacheco stands in the middle of a crowd on the National Mall, wearing a feathered headdress, beaded necklace and wrinkled dress that's been hand painted with a large, maroon bird on …

Amazon Rainforest

Washington state has brought in $70 milion in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales

And who knows — the industry might even start making some money.<p>Washington pot farmers, processors and retailers have complained all year that heavy state and federal tax burdens, along with competition from an unregulated medical marijuana market, have made it difficult for them to do business.<p>But …

Cannabis

10 Reasons You're Not Rich Yet

#5: You’d rather complain than commit.<p>As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so …

Personal Finance

Want To Be More Creative? Your Personality May Hold The Key

Are you focused or does your mind wander? Increase your creativity by using a cognitive approach that best suits your personality.<p>Creative insight tends to strike one of two ways: either we labor over our work for hours and eventually find an innovative solution, or we’re driving in a car or lying …

Creativity

There are 5 states that have Confederate imagery in their flags

In the aftermath of last week's massacre in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, much of the ensuing political discussion has centered on the Confederate battle flag flown on the grounds of the state capitol.<p>Dylann Roof, the alleged shooter, is pictured in a number of photos …

South Carolina