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More Than 80 Percent of Guns Used in Mass Shootings Obtained Legally

The weapons used in this week's massacre in San Bernardino, California, were purchased legally, raising questions about how preventable gun violence is under current U.S. firearm laws.<p>Eighty-two percent of weapons involved in mass shootings over the last three decades have been bought legally, …

Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will Listen

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the battle against economic inequality. He’s …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Creating a digital marketing plan for Start-ups and Small Businesses

SME/SMBs are often overlooked for marketing best practice advice. Our new RACE planning guide addresses this.Marketers tend to love talking about the …

Davidson won’t retire Stephen Curry’s jersey until he earns his degree

Typically, colleges and universities retires the jersey number of its best student athletes to come through its athletic program. So naturally, Stephen Curry, former Davidson all-American and reigning NBA MVP for the Golden State Warriors, should have his jersey number retired for the Wildcats.<p>The …

Scrooge-like charities ruin more than Christmas for everyone

The holiday season is when we tend to get all soft and mushy — and the charity scammers pounce and feed.<p>Not all charities are scams, of course. Some are just inefficient and wasteful.<p>Many are angels and deliver what they promise. But to identify them, you really should do some homework on the Web. …

How one of the deadliest police forces in America stopped shooting people

One night in June 2010, Las Vegas police knocked on the door of a man named Trevon Cole, a marijuana dealer who they believed they had a warrant to arrest. No one answered the door so the police raided the apartment with weapons drawn. Cole was in the bathroom flushing his marijuana down the …

Law Enforcement

18. Killer Mike - R.A.P Music

When people heard that southern rap legend Killer Mike and New York underground rap king El-P were collaborating on an album, it seemed like there …

The Rise of the Moderately Attractive Nice Guy

He's sweet, loving, and one-dimensional. A troubling new movie archetype.<p><b>Obvious Child,</b> a new indie starring and co-written by <i>SNL</i> alum Jenny Slate, is rightly being praised for its reversal of some key misogynist film conventions. The rom-com, which opened with the highest per-screen average take …

YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions.<p>Avos is pivoting, in a sense, and transforming from an incubator …

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

James Blake Covers Bill Withers' "Hope She'll Be Happier" Live

During his Sunday afternoon set at Governors Ball yesterday, James Blake covered Bill Withers' "Hope She'll Be Happier". At one point during the performance, someone screamed "Take them to church, James!" (Thanks to Kristyn Cheek for the video.) Watch the live performance below.<p>James Blake - "Hope …

Happiness

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Google employs just 30% women and 2% black people, report shows

The lack of diversity among Google's workforce has been highlighted by the company’s first diversity report, which reveals that only 30% of its staff are female.<p>The search company’s US workforce also comprises 61% white people, with Asian staff making up 30%, Hispanic people 3% and black staff just …

Did You Know: You Can Set Your GoPro to Take High Res Stills While Shooting Video

Here’s a neat GoPro feature that you might not know about: the GoPro actually has a setting where you can take video and still photos simultaneously. …

Bentley shoots latest ad on iPhone 5S, edits on iPad Air - appPicker

Benley’s latest ad, “Intelligent Details,” was shot and edited entirely on the iOS platform. The iPhone 5S was used for shooting the ad, with the …

IBM Smarter Planet Campaign

IBM Smarter Planet – Icon Design and Illustration.<p>San Francisco based creative studio “Office” teamed up with agency Ogilvy & Mather New York to …

Graphic Design

Earl Sweatshirt, "Chum (Left Brain Remix)"

The Roots talk New Album & Jimmy Fallon!

RFID access control for garage door

An Arduino-based RFID access control to open garage door using RFID by Jason Hamilton:This is my Arduino-based project that allows you to use RFID …

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. The Kill Switch</b> by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood (William Morrow, fiction, on sale May 13)<p><b>What it's about:</b> Rogue agent Tucker Wayne and his dog Kane must get a Russian pharmaceutical magnate out of Siberia.<p><b>The buzz:</b> …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …