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The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Woody Harrelson on Veganism, Being a Dad, and Smoking Pot with Willie Nelson

Woody Harrelson’s pied-à-terre in Los Angeles—which he and his wife, Laura Louie, have had for 30 years—looks just like what one would imagine it to. …

The Grammys may be getting blacker, but hip-hop is definitely getting whiter

Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are two leading contenders to make music history in January. They both stand a chance at becoming the first solo black male …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here's Why Post Malone Is a Problem

The comedy legend Paul Mooney has a very well-known routine. He delivered its most prominent version on the <i>Chappelle Show</i> some years ago:<p>“The black …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The social media ads Russia wanted Americans to see

Lawmakers publish all of the ads identified by Facebook as being connected to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency.<p>Russian accounts bought thousands of social media ads on hot-button U.S. issues ranging from Black Lives Matter to illegal immigration, according to members of the House …

Social Media

To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

• <b>Prioritize:</b> To have the space for creative work, you need to have a clear picture of what you’re doing in any given moment. The clearer your priorities, the more focused you can be on the task at hand. The <i>Getting Things Done</i> system can keep distractions out of your head, and in a “trusted system.” …

Creativity

America’s First Addiction Epidemic

<i>Christopher Finan</i>| Drunks: An American History | <i>Beacon Press</i> | <i>June 2017</i> | <i>28 minutes (7,526 words)</i> <i></i><p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Drunks<i>, by</i> …

Alcohol

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism. “The …

Wellness

Winners and losers of the biggest state political battles of the year so far

Even though one party is entirely in control of Washington right now, not much of substance is happening in Congress.<p>So let's spend a few minutes on the nation's 50 other legislative bodies. Most state legislative sessions wrapped up earlier this month, and state lawmakers passed thousands of new …

Gun Control

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar. And why you should care.

The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar …

Guitar

The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia | Kate Lamb

Taking Rage Against the Machine and Slipknot as inspiration, three Muslim teenagers are blasting their way into the Asian music scene as Voice of Baceprot<p>It was a dull day in music class that ignited a rebellion in three Indonesian teenage girls.<p>Poring over their school teacher’s music collection, …

Stereotypes

Seattle becomes the first city to sever ties with Wells Fargo in protest of Dakota Access pipeline

With supporters carrying signs saying "Make big business pay" and Native American activists performing an "honor song" in gratitude, the Seattle City Council on Tuesday voted to make this the first city in the nation to ends its relationship with a bank in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline.<p>The …

Wells Fargo

25 Best Guest Verses In Hip Hop History

Hip Hop artists have always been unafraid of working together. No other form of music, with the possible exception of Jazz, knows as many …

James Baldwin, We Still Need You Now

It’s not difficult to understand why the words of James Baldwin initially spoke to director Raoul Peck. After all, his unfortunately prescient writing was ahead of its time. Peck’s emotionally powerful new documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” is based on Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript – a …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …