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What Is Marketing? This Guy Explains It Perfectly…

Marketing

Scenes From The Hip-Hop Revolution

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One Year After the Korean Ferry Disaster (Photos)

Two hundred and fifty South Korean students were killed on April 16, 2014, when the Sewol ferry sank. See photos of their grieving families in the …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

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26 sexist ads of the 'Mad Men' era that companies wish we'd forget

The rampant sexism in "Mad Men" was typical of the 1960s, when the outlook for women in America was just beginning to change. While the "second wave" of feminism began in the '60s, mainstream America was still very much a "man's world."<p>That attitude carried over into advertising, which did little …

Mad Men

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

And The Oscar Goes To . . . Some Of These People, Who Were All Just Nominated This Morning

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards are in, and the battle between Boyhood and Birdman and Budapest is ON!<p>Before half of Hollywood has even recovered from Golden Globe-related hangovers, the Oscar nominations are upon us. Let’s all try saying it together: “Academy Award winners The Lonely …

How to Live a Long Happy Life — 8 Insights Backed by Research

• One of the reasons young people do such risky things is because they think happiness declines with age so they live it up. They’re only half right: …

Happiness

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 1 - Telegraph

How Do Fighter Pilots Earn Their Nicknames and Call Signs?

<i>How do fighter pilots typically earn their call signs?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Tim Hibbetts, A-6E and F/A-18C</i> …

Military Aircraft

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

Nutrition

Withings Activité review: a slightly smarter watch

Whenever I’m wearing some new gadget on my wrist, people ask about it. Co-workers are idly curious about which smartwatch or fitness band that is; my girlfriend asks why it’s so ugly and when I’ll take it off. A few, like the Moto 360, prompt strangers to stop me on the street or subway and ask if …

Porn Stars In Holiday Sweaters Put The X In Xmas

Is it warm in here or is it just these garish holiday sweaters?<p>Porn stars are usually lauded for doing things with their clothes off, but not in this case. Porn site WoodRocket.com rounded up some starlets to model a lineup of intentionally ugly holiday sweaters.<p>Although it features more leg than …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

Half off everything at Dark Horse Digital

Half the time, maybe more, it seems like Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are more about buying great stuff for yourself than it is about finding discounts for presents.<p>Or maybe that's just me.<p>It certainly was this weekend, when I splurged and picked up one of the Black Friday deals from Dark …

The Guess Who Project for Treats! Magazine [NSFW]

There’s a fine line between classy and smutty, Treats! Magazine is one publication which walk that line in style. Their latest editorial feature …

Ask E. Jean: How Do I Escape 'The Friend Zone'?

I'm always the friend, never the girlfriend.<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> I'm a great girl—funny, smart, and <i>quite</i> attractive. All my guy friends say they can't wait to find a girl just like me. And there's the problem. I'm <i>always</i> the friend—never the girlfriend. If I meet a man "with potential," I'm immediately …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

In World's Best-Run Economy, House Prices Keep Falling -- Because That's What House Prices Are Supposed To Do

When Americans travel abroad, the culture shocks tend to be unpleasant. Robert Locke’s experience was different. In buying a charming if rundown house in the picturesque German town of Goerlitz, he was surprised – very pleasantly – to find city officials second-guessing the deal. The price he had …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

One Man Has Written Virtually Every Major Pop Song Of The Last 20 Years. And You've Probably Never Heard His Name

Pop quiz: Who has been the most influential and powerful person in pop music over the last 20 years? Britney Spears? Madonna? Michael Jackson? …

Michael Jackson

Scratch Wireless Opens Up Its Free WiFi-Only Wireless Service

T-Mobile may be trying to disrupt the traditional wireless model in the US with its Uncarrier initiative, but there’s another level of new mobile service providers that have taken things a step further. Scratch Wireless just opened up invitations to its free wireless over WiFi plan, joining …

The science behind why birds fly in a V-formation

You've heard of being a copycat, but what about a copyflap? That's apparently just what birds are doing when flying in a V-formation, something that's frequently seen when giant flocks migrate across the skies each year. A new study published by the Royal Veterinary College in Hatfield, UK suggests …

Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it …