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Protesters File Lawsuit Over St. Louis Police ‘Kettling’ Practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a dozen people arrested in a police “kettle” during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and …

Civil Rights

The Crazy Story Of How A Con Artist Tricked His Way Into Leonardo DiCaprio's Inner Circle

A new book reveals how showering the actor with gifts won his friendship in one of the biggest fraud cases in U.S. history<p>As you may know, Leonardo DiCaprio is rarely seen without his trademark postboy hat in order to fly under the radar. The actor just wants to live a quiet life away from the …

Wall Street

The GOP Response to the Kavanaugh Allegations Sends an Unmistakable Message to Women

Weeks away from the midterms, Republicans are confronted with a widening gender gap.<p>To understand why women overwhelmingly support a Democratic takeover of Congress—a landslide majority of 65 percent, according to the latest ABC News/<i>Washington Post</i> survey—it’s worth parsing some of the initial …

Gender Equality

There Are Actually 3 Types of Empathy. Here's How They Differ--and How You Can Develop Them All

<i>The following article is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence<i>.</i><p>We often hear about the need for more empathy in the world. No doubt you've witnessed this in one form or another: The manager who can't relate to the struggles of his team, and …

Empathy

Prioritize Your To-Dos With a 'SUG' List

If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your standard to-do list to be more efficient, David Nour, founder of The Nour Group, Inc., writes about a …

How Russia’s Skate Culture Found Its Own Unique Sense of Style

Though they were initially influenced by America, skaters from Moscow and beyond now present a truly local take on fashion.<p><i>Some people will tell you that the internet killed style subcultures—or a least turned them into a global, universally accessible phenomenon. We say that’s bullshit. Even as</i> …

Ralph Lauren

I Have Celine Taste on a Fast-Fashion Budget—Here's What I'm Buying for Fall

I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't feeling a tad nostalgic for Phoebe Philo's 10-year tenure at Celine, given that this season marks the first …

Coats

The 5-Hour Rule Is Used By The World's Most Successful People

Think of someone who epitomizes a successful career. Bill Gates? Oprah? Elon Musk? A healthy chunk of the names that come to mind are people who …

Bill Gates

Broke Americans willing to treat homes like ATMs to pay bills

As personal debt continues to climb, many flat-broke Americans believe maintaining everyday household bills is a good reason to tap into the value of their homes.<p>Twenty-four million Americans think that withdrawing cash from their home equity is suitable for making home improvements, according to a …

ATMs

Two mental health patients were left to drown after sheriff's deputies drove their van into floodwater

Two female mental health detainees were killed after they were submerged in Florence floodwaters while traveling in the back of a sheriff’s van in South Carolina.<p>According to a statement from Horry County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were transporting the two women to a mental health facility in …

Floods

Julia Seemann Releases Fall/Winter 2018 Collection | HYPEBAE

Straight futuristic vibes.<p>By / Jul 23, 2018<p>606 Hypes<p>To suit every taste and style.<p>By / May 21, 2018<p>820 Hypes<p>Featuring letterman jackets and colorful …

Jackets

The 15 Best Bourbons of the Past 20 Years

Bourbons have become increasingly collectible. Here are the ones you need to stash away.<p>There’s much to love about the world’s great Japanese, …

Whiskey

GoFundMe to support Kavanaugh's accuser surpasses goal in several hours and is still going strong

It's been a nightmarish week for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but …

Donald Trump Jr

Florida police searching for bikini-clad woman captured hugging bundle of pot on beach

Florida police are trying to identify a woman captured in a photograph hugging a large block of marijuana that washed up on the beach last week.<p>The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office posted a photo on its Facebook page of a woman with her arms wrapped around a package of marijuana. She was wearing a …

Florida

My Not-So-Secret Recipe for Cultivating Adult Friendships

I<p><b>t’s 8 p.m. on a Friday night and my husband is cursing at a pot of pasta.</b> A few feet away, perched on a sagging IKEA couch, my ex-roommate’s …

Dining Rooms

5 Sex Positions to Add to Your Bucket List

For when you *think* you've tried it all.<p>Samantha Jones likes to say: "I'm a try-sexual. I'll try anything once," and honestly, that is NOT a bad outlook to have. If you've been feeling extra-ambitious in your sex life (or just a little bored and wanting to switch things up), these positions are …

This $20 Bottle Of Vodka Was Just Ranked One Of The Best In The World

...by the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, so you know it's real.<p>According to a press release from the New York World Wine & Spirits …

Florida

I put 'Gamer Goo' on my hands, and god help me I actually liked it

When I first heard about Gamer Goo, I thought it had to be a gag, like novelty vomit or fake dog poop. "Hand lotion created for gamers?" Come <i>on</i>. …

The One Piece of Jewelry Every Man Should Own

Wearing jewelry is cooler than ever before, and here's where to start.<p>It's our opinion that all men should at least give wearing jewelry a try. But not all men feel super confident diving head first into the man-jewelry pool, and at <i>GQ</i> we're here for the toe-dippers. If you're a guy who's never worn …

Jewelry

7 Books Successful People Read to Elevate Their Life

When you look at some of the most successful people on earth, you realize that most of them are voracious readers. They know the benefits of learning, and they make time to access the information and perspectives that books provide -- no matter how busy they are.<p>If you take a deeper look, you'll …

Startups

The loss of a Russian plane in Syria reveals how Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own troops

Russia grappled with a tragedy on Tuesday after Syria, its ally, mistakenly shot down one of its planes flying above the Mediterranean, and it shows how Russian President Vladimir Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own people.<p>After Russia's Il-20 spy plane went down, its defense ministry …

War

How To End Procrastination And Finish That Big Project

Whether it’s in your professional or personal life, how to finish that big project you started is often a major challenge. According to Harvard Business School professor Robert Kaplan and his colleague David Norton, 90% of business strategies fail due to poor execution. This staggering statistic is …

Harvard Business School

A Man Says His DNA Test Proves He’s Black, and He’s Suing

A case in Washington questions how the government defines race.<p>In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The DBE program at the U.S. Department of Transportation was originally designed to help minority- and …

Washington State

3 ways to land a job even if you don't have the exact experience required

Most job-seekers have had this experience: You find a job you think you'd be perfect for, but you don't have the exact experience the posting …

Employment

Tens of Thousands of Homes Damaged by Florence

Hurricane Florence has left at least 15 dead and tens of thousands of homes damaged across North and South Carolina after making landfall on …

Coast Guard

This retired Marine is rescuing storm victims in his military transport vehicle

(CNN) — Jason Weinmann is using a military transport vehicle he bought at a government auction to whisk away New Bern, North Carolina, residents …

Japan is staring China down with its first submarine drills in the contested South China Sea

A Japanese submarine recently joined up with three destroyers for drills in the disputed South China Sea, marking the first reported deployment of Japanese undersea warfighting assets to the contested region for exercises, Japan's defense ministry revealed Monday.<p>The Oyashio-class attack submarine …

South China Sea

Veterans Need To Be Honest About Their Loneliness And Boredom After Serving

<i>This article by Carl Forsling originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues.</i><p>…

U.S. Military

The Nike Special Field Air Force 1 In Triple Black Is Coming This Fall

Fall is literally right around the corner which means Nike will be bringing back the Nike Special Field Air Force 1 in an abundance of colorways and …

Military

Members Find Billions Beneath Pentagon Couch Cushions

Vague explanations offered for cuts: ‘historical unobligated balances’ and ‘revised estimate’<p>The authors of a new Defense spending conference report …

Coast Guard