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10 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Have A Fearless Mindset

As a parent, you want your kids to grow up to be confident, happy, and successful adults, able to face the world head-on and make the most of every …

Self-help

The Radical Christianity Of Kendrick Lamar

To understand who Kendrick is, you have to understand what he believes. Parsing prominent religious themes in the life and music of hip-hop's most unconventional new superstar.<p>The first time the rapper Lecrae spoke to Kendrick Lamar, more than five years ago, he called him after hearing the song …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Make Your Comfort Food Dreams a Reality With These 4 Videos

We fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu.<p>For most of the country, it's been a rather unpleasant winter. Thus, we fully support eating your feelings and cooking up some great comfort food. Here's what's on the menu:<p>Red Wine-Braised Short …

Cooking

Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan & gluten free}

Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan & gluten free}<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>15 mins<p>Total time<p>25 mins<p>Healthy, gluten free …

Breakfast

Big Popper Hot Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Grilled Cheese | HBH

You know those times when I can get a little carried away?<p>Well this is one of those times.<p>And I am so excited about it.<p>Actually, I am excited about a …

Your Cold Weather Arsenal: The Poutine Cheeseburger

Here it is. The One. My burger love letter to the Great White North. Canadian pride in cheeseburger form. Cheesy, saucy, deliciousness. The perfect …

Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.

In the previous article, I laid out excerpts of Time Warner Cable's SEC-filed 2013 Annual Report which detailed TWC's profit margin (revenues minus expenses) for High-speed Internet.<p>And we wrote about it because it is a big, bright red flag, especially considering that Time Warner Cable and Comcast …

50 Grilled Cheese

Make a sandwich from Food Network Magazine for any meal of the day—even dessert!<p>Andrew Purcell<p>Classic (No. 1)<p><b>How to make grilled cheese:</b><p><b>1. Heat 1</b> …

grilled cheese

7 Steps to Fundraising Success in 2015: Strategic Tips for Your Board

The new year is a great time to take stock of your fundraising strategy.<p>Here are my strategic tips for board members and CEOs.<p>These will help build a …

Time Management

In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

<i>An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)</i><p>On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting …

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

The 23 Best Albums Of 2014

<i>HuffPost Entertainment's Jessica Goodman and Ryan Kristobak pick their favorite albums of the year, in no particular order</i>.<p><b>"LP1" by FKA Twigs</b><p>We’ll be bold: FKA Twigs is the most interesting artist of the year. Her creepy, sensual debut album quickly became our obsession. Combined with Twigs' …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

“Where are your Bibles?”: Jesus, Kentucky and the best lattes in the South

<b>(Alix Mattingly/WFPL News)</b><p>Scripture and a fascinating new Christian culture fuels an amazing coffee scene in the land of Baptists and bourbon<p>Gabe Bullard<p>July 27, 2014 10:59am (UTC)<p>A woman walks into Sunergos Coffee on Preston Street in Louisville. She orders a drink and begins looking around, …

Ideas for improving Eastern Kentucky surface at Shaping Our Appalachian Region gathering

SOMERSET — On Thursday, 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson came to Eastern Kentucky to promote an ambitious war on poverty, several hundred …

Xerox hiring more than 75 people in Lexington to support Kynect

Xerox said Tuesday that it is hiring more than 75 full-time customer-care employees to support Kynect, Kentucky's Health Benefit Exchange.<p>The Kynect …

Mayor Gray touts efforts to create more jobs in address

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray touted the city's efforts to create more jobs and make government more efficient in his fourth State of the City address on …

How the NSA builds social graphs of Americans with phone, email, and location records

The US National Security Agency (NSA) analyzes data from <b>phone calls, emails, location services, internet profiles, bank records, flight manifests, and more</b> to construct detailed social graphs of people, including Americans, according to a new report from the New York Times.<p>It’s helpful to start …

Surveillance

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

High-speed Rail

New Technology Sends Ads Directly Into Your Brain

The next time you press your head against the window of a train or bus, you might hear voices. You’re not going crazy, but you are experiencing a new kind of advertising: a message that’s transmitted via sensor into your brain, which only you can hear.<p>To promote Sky TV’s new TV streaming app, Sky …

Don’t Meet Like That. Meet Like This

Stop the status review meetings already! Here’s how to turn mind-numbing meetings into something productive and valuable.<p>If you take the time to collect your team in a room together, the last thing you should do is review status.<p><b>Status-review meetings</b><p>I think this is an organizational habit that …

Who's Behind the Sad, Anonymous Truth of 'My Startup Has 30 Days to Live'?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A mysterious Tumblr began circulating through the tech press on Tuesday as an anonymous startup …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

George Packer: Don’t CEOs have any shame?

What happened to the idea that it’s wrong to fire 20 percent of your staff and give yourself a raise?<p>Of all the compliments I’m inclined to pay to George Packer’s new book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," the one worth paying first is that it’s a pleasure to read, though not …

You've just graduated from college; how in the world do you find a job?

Job counselor Carla Ockerman Hunter has a few choice words for new graduates just now beginning their job search: Why weren't you doing this back in …