Sean Gilbert

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With Benefits Cut, Unemployed Take Stock Of Dwindling Options

In November, 222,000 Californians opened their mailboxes to find a warning: Unemployment benefits were scheduled to end in December.<p>While Congress was inching closer to passing a budget, Emergency Unemployment Compensation was not part of the deal. That's the long-term jobless benefits: extra …

US judge rules warrantless gadget searches at the border aren't unconstitutional

A United States district judge has ruled that gadget searches upon crossing into the US aren't a breach of the First and Fourth Amendments. In 2010, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Press Photographers and grad student Pascal Abidor challenged the 2008 ruling that …

2013 Changed Marriage Equality In America, For Good

From nine to 18 states with marriage equality — with a Supreme Court win that changed the federal government's treatment of those marriages in June — 2013 was a year of dramatic wins that began the march to the end of the marriage equality project.<p>WASHINGTON — Two times as many states have marriage …

James Franco Enters Gay Territory Once Again With the Trailer for Sal - PAPER

Between <i>Interior. Leather Bar.</i>, <i>The Broken Tower</i> and <i>Howl</i>, <b>James Franco</b> is really enjoying his run as the early 2010s' preeminent gay filmmaker -- and by that, we mean maker of films about gays. His latest effort -- which was actually filmed in 2011 but is only now getting a U.S. premiere -- is <i>Sal</i>, a …

Grandfather Writes Letter To His Daughter After She Kicks Out His Gay Grandson

This man may deserve to win "Grandfather Of The Year."<p>In this incredible letter, a grandfather passionately addresses his daughter's decision to kick her gay son out of the house after he decided to come out of the closet. Though we don't have the full details surrounding the incident, the …

Gay Hip Hop: Is The Culture Ready To Publicly Embrace Homosexuality?

“Homosexuality has been a part of Hip Hop all along, from the beginning. But now that mainstream media has chosen to focus on it, it has become more public and we have the kids, we have rappers openly talking about it. This is really what it means to be young in America today.” So starts the …

President Obama is a fan of Pope Francis

POTUS digs the pontiff.<p>President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is "hugely impressed" with Pope Francis' humble style.<p>In an interview with CNBC, Obama was asked what he thought about the Roman Catholic leader's recent comments that the church has become too focused on issues like gay rights …

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W.H. meeting goes nowhere

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders appeared no closer to ending a two-day-old government shutdown after meeting for more than an hour Wednesday night.<p>Instead, they resumed the same posture they held before the conference: No one is backing down.<p>“The president made clear to the Leaders …

The Paradox Of Doing More

How to truly get the most out of your time.<p>“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”― Henri Bergson<p>Between trying to survive, lead, and create with multiple simultaneous projects, it’s been a busy year. I am often asked how I manage to keep …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

You’ve Got 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: 8 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average …

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes That'll Rev Up Your Morning

Photo credit: Half Baked Harvest, Foodie Crush<p>Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't make preparing and eating it any easier. The struggle of getting ready for work in the morning (or just out of the bed at all) usually means this critical meal is …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Eminem to Perform at First YouTube Music Awards Next Month

In a move that you can’t say you didn’t see coming, YouTube have announced their very-first music awards show. Hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman, the …

Marc Jacobs Leaves Louis Vuitton

Photo: Getty Images<p>This morning in Paris, Marc Jacobs presented his final collection for Louis Vuitton, dedicated "to the women who inspire me and to the showgirl in all of us." At the time the collection walked, news of Jacobs' departure had not yet been confirmed, but the clothes and setting …

Obama meets with top lawmakers but no deal on shutdown

Top Democratic and Republican congressional leaders met Wednesday afternoon with president at White House.<p>WASHINGTON — On the second day of the government shutdown, Congress and the White House drew no closer to resolving the impasse, although President Obama and key congressional leaders held …

Juan Mata: this can be my best season with Chelsea

Midfielder Juan Mata hopes to have his best season yet in Chelsea blue despite beginning the campaign on the periphery under Jose Mourinho.<p>Spain playmaker Mata has won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League and been named <b>Chelsea</b>'s player of the year in his first two seasons at Stamford …

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Inside EDM Festival TomorrowWorld 2013 w/ Hardwell & Nicky Romeo

New Music: Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, & Earl Sweatshirt “Look”

There is very few things better in rap music than a good posse cut. Odd Future surprises hardcore fans with “Look,” a dark Nottz-produced cut from …

Infographic: What Beer and Coffee Do To Your Brain (And Which Makes You More Creative)

Beer and coffee have a certain yin-and-yang symmetry to them. For one thing, beer is mostly consumed at night, while coffee often starts the day. Rather, sometimes coffee is actually required to start the day specifically because beer was consumed the previous night. Both beverages have benefits …

Indiegogo campaign seeks to break the ‘white guy entrepreneur’ mold

Social Venture Network, a non-profit comprised of socially conscious business leaders, wants to inject a bit of diversity into today’s pool of (mostly white, mostly male) entrepreneurs.<p>Yesterday, the 25 year-old organization launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help women and minority …

Economists dial down projections for Mexico's growth

MEXICO CITY -- Storms and insecurity are further eroding once-optimistic predictions for Mexico’s economic growth, analysts say.<p>At the start of the year, Mexico’s new government under President Enrique Peña Nieto boasted of a robust economy that would grow at a rate of more than 3.5%, better than …

Hyundai to defer payments due from US government staff

<b>Hyundai Motor will defer payments due from US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.</b><p>More than 700,000 employees face unpaid leave due to the shutdown which was triggered after the two houses of Congress did not agree on a new budget.<p>Hyundai said affected employees who …