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The most valuable vinyl records on Earth

As more and more listeners embrace the vinyl resurgence, vinyl fans around the world are increasingly on the hunt for the coolest wax to spin on …

Vinyl Records

The Meghan Markle I Know

<i>Suhani Jalota, a women’s health activist, researcher and entrepreneur, met Meghan Markle two years ago at Glamour’s 2016 College Women of the Year Awards luncheon. Here, she describes her early impressions of the woman who would soon become a royal.</i><p>Everyone was rushing to take photos with her, but …

The Inconvenient Mummy Haunting Iran

When the mummified body of Reza Shah popped up by accident it carried a message but not one that a lot of people in Tehran, or the U.S. and Britain, …

Alexis Okeowo on appropriation in writing: ‘It’s time for another reckoning'

In literature, the topic of appropriation has been constantly debated, turned over and debated again. But in journalism, it’s an undisputed given. As a reporter, it’s your job to tell the stories of people often radically different from you, and to assume the voice of authority, of knowingness, of …

Journalism

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Self-help

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'God of War'

Players have spent a couple days with <i>God of War</i> after its Friday release, but I’ve had the good fortune of spending well over a week with my own review copy.<p>I have beaten the entire game except for a final few endgame challenges (there’s an optional boss that is literally driving me insane right …

PS4 Pro

These strange $400 headphones with a hybrid design have ruined normal headphones for me

There's a huge variety of headphones out there, so any company coming into this saturated market should really have something "different" if they want to stand out.<p>Indeed, nascent audio company Nura did something different with its Nuraphone headphones. It came out with a pair that are both …

Headphones

Kellyanne Conway interview goes off the rails after CNN host asks about her husband's tweets criticizing Trump

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway's appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" turned tense Sunday while addressing the president's tweets and possible legal peril — and her husband's tweets, too.<p>The former Trump campaign manager dodged host Dana Bash's questions on Trump's tweets about …

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy.

This is not how judges are supposed to behave.<p>Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed …

10 Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: A Content Marketing Case Study, The Real Reason Toys R Us Failed

News and insights from around the Web:<p><b>Startups</b><p>If JPMorgan had been better run, Carolyn Rodz never would have started her network for women entrepreneurs: “In spite of my mental commitment, and the hours I poured into ‘the Bank,’ as we called it, because in our minds it was the only one, I found my …

How Trump Escalated the Stormy Daniels Story: A Thirteen-Step Guide

The scandal won’t go away, largely because Donald Trump and his lawyers have propelled it forward. Here’s how they have managed it so far:<p><b>1. Go to a celebrity golf tournament, and decide how to spend your free time.</b> You could just watch an old movie, and end the story there; if not, go to Step 2.<p><b>2.</b> …

Donald Trump

What’s with these so-called ‘patriots’ calling for the breakup of America?

Choosing assault weapons over country, "nationalists" are apparently anything but.<p>For some so-called patriots, the prospect of gun regulations, from …

Political Science

The world's oldest message in a bottle was found on a beach in Australia

The world's oldest known message in a bottle has been found in Western Australia nearly 132 years after it was dropped overboard in the Indian Ocean, 950km from the coast.<p>The message is dated 12 June 1886 and was set adrift from the German sailing barque Paula as part of a German experiment to …

5 Horrific (Yet True) Cover Letter Mistakes, as Told by Recruiters

I couldn't make these cover letter blunders up if I tried. A lesson for all job seekers ...<p>A hot topic of discussion these days in my industry is whether job seekers should bother writing cover letters. Some recruiters say they no longer read them. However, in my recent experience working with job …

Employment

The Case for Free Money

At first blush, universal basic income sounds like something dreamed up on a California commune or in a late-night college bull session. The idea: …

Trump Clears Way for Secret Memo’s Release

WASHINGTON — The White House signaled on Thursday that President Trump would allow a secret memo written by Republican congressional aides to be made public, despite fears from some in the West Wing that it could prompt the resignation of the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, and lead to …

Donald Trump

The Hope Hicks pity party: White female privilege in action

<b>Hope Hicks following a news conference between President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>Hope Hicks is nobody’s victim. She is not an innocent. She chose to enable Trump and must face the consequences<p>February 2, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>Whiteness is the complexion …

ICE has made yet another group the target of a vicious immigration crackdown

<b>(Getty/Scott Olson)</b><p>The law enforcement agency is completely out of control<p>Jacob Sugarman<p>February 2, 2018 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If there was a unifying theme of Donald Trump's disjointed, sporadically incoherent State of the Union, it was that law enforcement …

An ISIS defector says the group is recruiting people for attacks in Germany

The man, whom Der Spiegel identifies as 27-year-old "Harry S.," is in custody in Germany and cooperating with authorities who are conducting an investigation. He reportedly spent three months in Syria with the terrorist group, which is also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh.<p>Harry said …

Yale University is in upheaval after allegations of 2 racially charged incidents

The tension on campus started with a two-sentence post on Facebook by Yale sophomore Neema Githere, in reference to a party on the Friday before Halloween.<p>"I'd just like to take a moment to give a shoutout to the member of Yale's SAE chapter who turned away a group of girls from their party last …

Michael B. Jordan Addresses FANTASTIC FOUR Internet Trolls

Prince Shares Full "Dance Rally 4 Peace" at Paisley Park Audio

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl: Dance Rally 4 Peace (Live from Paisley Park, May 2, 2015) (via SoundCloud)<p>On May 2, Prince invited fans to Paisley Park for a "Dance Rally 4 Peace". He performed with 3rdEyeGirl and asked attendees to wear grey in honor of Freddie Gray. Now, Prince has uploaded the entire …

Paisley Park

The man who ran a revenge porn website is asking Google to remove his own private photos

The former operator of a revenge porn website banned by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has invoked copyright law in an attempt to remove "unauthorized photos" of himself from the internet. Craig Brittain, who previously ran the site IsAnybodyDown.com, has filed multiple takedown notices to …