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TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

Native Americans Give Other Groups A Taste Of Casual Sports Team Racism

Native Americans have long tried to raise awareness about the racism inherent in their portrayal in sports team iconography like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins.<p>President Obama recently stirred the long-simmering pot of this dispute by weighing in on behalf of Native Americans. “I …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

Art

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

How to Live With Introverts

Artist Schroeder Jones has created “How to Live With Introverts,” a comic that accurately portrays how introverts view social situations and offers …

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Atlanta zoo

A giant panda named Lun Lun gave birth at Zoo Atlanta to two cubs, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced.<p>The 15-year-old panda gave birth on Monday. Ms Hines said zookeepers who had been anticipating only one cub based on a recent …

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Woman documents pregnancy, agony over adoption in revealing self-portraits - Rock Center with Brian Williams

Photographer and student Callie Mitchell documents her pregnancy and the loss she feels, giving her baby up for adoption.<p><i>Rock Center</i><p>Young mom Callie Mitchell is forging her own path to create a new kind of modern family. The photography student garnered national attention when she went public with …

Court Prepares To Write New Chapters In Civil Rights History

It's not unusual for the Supreme Court to find itself at the center of roiling national debates.<p>But this month, justices are poised to deliver blockbuster opinions involving three of the most divisive issues in the public arena. And in doing so, they will write new and potentially groundbreaking …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

It's a good time to be a cyclist in America.<p>New York kicked off a new bike-sharing program this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both close behind. Those cities are expected to launch similar systems this summer.<p>The sharing programs are all check-in, check-out systems, with automated stations …

Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

Incredible 3D Latte Art Pops Out of the Cup

There are many latte artists around the world, but one especially skilled barista has expanded his craft to not only produce amazing cappuccino “paintings” but to also have them pop out of the cup like foamy sculptures. Based in Osaka, Japan, 26-year-old barista Kazuki Yamamoto explores the unique …

Coffee

18 Stunning Self Portraits

This post is by Anna Gay – creator of our eBook – The Art of Self Portraiture. by Ali Uher For thousands of years, artists have used self-portraiture …

Photography