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Brazilian group turns racist online comments into billboards in commenters' neighborhoods

The report however does not indicate how the respondents defined racism and so there is scope for bias in the answers.<p>Sites such as Exposing Online Racists documents incidents on Twitter and Facebook indicate a fairly constant stream of Islamophobia, racism and pro-Life advocates online.<p>But with …

Why Interactives are the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

Visual content is taking the web by storm. <i>Infographics. Motion graphics. Micro-content.</i> It’s hard to keep track of it all.<p>I’m here to talk about …

Work Alone: Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Acceptance Speech

<i>“One can never be alone enough to write,”</i> Susan Sontag observed. Solitude, in fact, seems central to many great writers’ daily routines — so much so, it appears, that part of the writer’s curse might be the ineffable struggle to submit to the spell of solitude and escape the grip of loneliness at …

Higher Perspective

I've been to numerous countries on three continents over the years. I'm incredibly privileged to have been able to experience so much of the world at …

Paris Is Prepared for Love Emergencies With Breakable Flower Boxes for Valentine’s Day

If any unexpected flames of love start flickering in Paris for Valentine's Day today, the Cupid-shot lovesick fools will be ready. That's because the …

Advertising Industry

The Secret to Prioritizing Your Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not a big believer in reading about other people’s work habits. That’s probably why I rarely write about mine. I mean, just because something works for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, right?<p>Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m not talking …

Time Management

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

Texas Sports Anchor Delivers Jaw-Dropping Speech On Gay NFL Players (UPDATE)

Sports broadcasts are typically known for their punchy lists of best plays, epic goal countdowns and testosterone-fueled commentary.<p>Which makes Dale Hansen's address Monday night all the more remarkable. The Dallas sports anchor for ABC local affiliate WFAA took a break from the standard script to …

I Am a Ukrainian: Can You Be Viral and Anonymous?

On February 10th, a video of an anonymous Ukrainian woman hit YouTube and it's gone viral. In the video, the woman tells the story of the protests and corrupt government in Ukraine. She begins her straightforward appeal by saying, "I am the Ukrainian." She asks for support for the people of her …

The Disappearing American Dream

"It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." It seems like an increasing number of Americans are beginning to open up their eyes and realize that George Carlin's famous one-liner might be more accurate than many of us are willing to acknowledge. As the United States …

How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000

There has been a lot of talk lately about people wanting to break away from the system and get back to their roots by living more consciously and …

The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography

The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” For Henry David Thoreau, success was a matter of living with …

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

<i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,”</i> the William James’s famous words on habit echo. <i>“Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”</i><p>Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Daily Routine

As a lover of letters and of all things Kurt Vonnegut, I spent months eagerly awaiting <b>Kurt Vonnegut: Letters</b> (<i>public library</i>), which has finally arrived and is just as fantastic as I’d come to expect. What makes the anthology particularly sublime is that strange, endearing way in which so much of …

Associated Press News

Confusion over nuclear deal as Iran protests White House statement

Despite the highly touted Iranian nuclear deal announced by the Obama administration over the weekend, the two sides still can't seem to agree on what it is they agreed to.<p>The aftermath of the deal struck early Sunday in Geneva has been marked by confusion. According to Iranian media, the country's …

The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing

<i>“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open,”</i> Stephen King advised. <i>“Do back exercises,”</i> Margaret Atwood suggested. <i>“Know everything about adjectives and punctuation, have moral intelligence,”</i> Susan Sontag counseled. Each accomplished author seems to have a different secret to the craft …

Writers and critics on the best books of 2013

Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, Mohsin Hamid, Ruth Rendell, Tom Stoppard, Malcolm Gladwell, Eleanor Catton and many more recommend the books that impressed them this year<p><b>Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie</b><p><i>Five Star Billionaire</i> by Tash Aw (Fourth Estate) is a brilliant, sprawling, layered and unsentimental …

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Chicago Marathon's Final Finisher Delivers Unforgettable Performance

The Chicago marathon was won on Sunday with a record setting pace of 2 hours and 3 minutes, but for many the star of the race didn't finish until …

Marathons

Maria Keller, 13-Year-Old Minnesota Girl, Donates 1 Million Books

At age 8, Maria Keller, of Orono, Minn., learned that not all children own a book. Determined to do something about it, she declared she would donate 1 million books to kids in need by the time she turned 18.<p>Keller not only reached her goal this week, she did it five years early.<p>On Tuesday, a …

Amnesty International's 'Game of Drones' campaign to protest automated extrajudicial assassinations

Amnesty International's Kalaya'an Mendoza sends word of the Amnesty USA #GameOfDrones tour, "to mobilize students and youth around ending the US …

Clergymen shut down base that operates drones in Afghanistan

A judge expressed sympathy for a group of protesters, including two clergymen, who shut down an RAF base that operates drones in Afghanistan, as he found them guilty of criminal damage.<p>The six protesters broke into RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, the home of 13 Squadron, which pilots the unmanned …

How the Government Shutdown Will Affect You and Your Taxes

Well, it's official, the federal government has temporarily suspended select activities due to the collective failure of government to come to a resolution on spending activities. What does this mean to your taxes right now and for those who filed an extension due by October 15th?<p>The good news is …

Is Hyperinflation Just Around The Corner?

In his parting act, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has decided to continue printing some $85 billion per month (6 percent of GDP per year) and spend those dollars on government bonds and, in the process, keep interest rates low, stimulate investment, and reduce unemployment.<p>Trouble is, …

Heroic Civilian, Abdul Haji, Rushed Into Kenyan Shopping Mall Shooting To Rescue Families (PHOTO)

In the days following last Saturday's shooting at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a photograph of a man in a plaid shirt helping a child to safety went viral.<p>On Thursday, the Telegraph identified the man in the photo as Abdul Haji, the son of a former security minister in the Kenyan …

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …