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From Broke to Billions: 5 Strategies These Billionaires Used to Get Rich

Today, as it's been for all our recorded history, getting rich entails building and adding an abundant amount of value to the world.<p>There are 2,043 billionaires in this world. Approximately one-quarter of them are from the US. Millionaires? We boast roughly 16 million of them. Clearly, it's hard to …

These Are the Top 5 Industries 3-D Printing Will Disrupt

It's already begun.<p>3-D printing technology has come a long way in recent years, and it's really started to mature in terms of its capabilities and real-world applications. It's no longer just theoretical -- it's practical in a wide variety of instances, and that's good news for 3-D printing …

3D Printing

15 Black Tech Investors You Need To Know

Growing up, I remember relating to characters I identified with like, Ace in <i>Paid in Full</i>, The Notorious B.I.G in his “Juicy” music video or even Omar …

Should You Take That Design Job?

This flowchart can help.<p>For freelancers or a new design studio, navigating the intricacies of client relationships can be one of the biggest initial challenges. How much should you charge? How do you find new clients? And once you do, will the work they want be worth it for you, both financially …

A Foundation's Mission to Spotlight Self-Taught Southern Black Artists

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation wants more Southern Black artists in major museum collections.<p>In 2010, the art historian and collector William S. Arnett came to the realization that the self-taught artists from the Deep South that he was collecting and writing about for more than 40 years weren’t …

Art

The end is here. The final season of #TheLeftovers premieres now. https://t.co/hMJpKuznIM

Hilton Als, Alice Neel, and the Faces of New York - Interview Magazine

The American essayist, curator, and artist Hilton Als is perhaps most concerned with New York and remembering her children. He’s spent much of his …

Empiricism

We Buy Gold, a new Bedstuy art space follows a trend of the black art world going local as major art institutions go global. My latest. https://t.co/100B89OJu3

9 Brutal Truths Every Millennial Looking for a Job Needs to Hear (It Will Put Things in Perspective)

I say these things to help you.<p>Well, chances are you're not just looking for a job--you're looking for a particular kind of job. You want something fulfilling. Something that's going to make you happy. Something that pays well, and most of all, has some sort of clear trajectory toward a bright and …

Employment

The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture 2017

Photos by: Jane Bruce, Daniel Dorsa, Nicole Fara Silver, & Maggie Shannon.<p>Food<p><b>Nicole Taylor</b> <i><br>Cookbook Author, Podcaster</i><br>Nicole wrote The Up South …

Why Being a Lazy Manager Is a Good Thing

You're reading Why Being a Lazy Manager Is a Good Thing, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Inspiration

Alicia Keys Wants You to Rise Up: "There Are Certain Things We Come Into This World Having to Defeat"

At its best, music can cross boundaries of race, gender, and class. The songs we sing, and the melodies and words we let sink into our bones, allow us to reconcile our lived experiences with the conflicting messages that surround us. Few artists are able to distill the chaos and connect us to one …

BronxArtSpace Presents a Rethinking of Black Rage and Resistance

'Reclaimed Rage; Resistance' a community-focused exhibition, seeks to turn pain into power.<p>In the age of the Black Lives Matter Movement, activists are frequently taking to the streets to call attention to the killing of black Americans by police officers and white vigilantes nationwide. The …

Black History

“Gucci Mane Logic” Painter Uses Appropriation to Explore Art History

"I don’t want to be standing at the top of the mountain alone," says Cynthia Daignault. "I want to be standing at the top of the mountain with everyone I ever loved.”<p>Throughout the history of art, the image of the reclining Venus has been used to signify different constructions of identity. Does …

Photographers

Entrepreneurs Can't Go Through Life Stone-faced

Yes, vulnerability can be an asset for entrepreneurs<p>Emotional strength is an absolute must for entrepreneurs, but many business leaders can also benefit from an emotion many shy away from -- vulnerability.<p>We all know that entrepreneurs need to have a thick skin, as your business can gain (or lose) …

Entrepreneurship

Deana Haggag Named President and CEO of United States Artists

People<p>Haggag comes to USA from the Contemporary in Baltimore.<p>,<p>United States Artists (USA) has named Deana Haggag as its new president and CEO, …

Watch a nightclub shooting in virtual reality? For Rose Troche, painful subjects make for powerful art

Rose Troche says she came out three times in her life: first as a Puerto Rican, next as an artist, and finally as a gay person.<p>"By the time I came out as gay, it was like, 'oh, this old thing,'" jokes Troche, the child of immigrant parents who grew up hiding her minority identity on multiple levels …

Virtual Reality

The Rise of Emo Nostalgia

In the past couple of years, a strange phenomenon has taken hold: tens of thousands of city-dwelling professionals aged twenty-five to thirty-five have started flocking to regularly scheduled parties with the narrow theme of “emo.” Emo, originally short for “emotive hardcore,” is a fluid category …

Titus Kaphar Is Painting Images of the Criminal Justice System We Need to See

How to Stop being Scared of Success

You're reading How to Stop being Scared of Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Motivation

Causally having a bottle of water in front of Sam Durant's "END WHITE SUPREMACY NOW." #ArtBasel https://t.co/26JegBt6QM

beyond basel: meet the next-gen miami creatives to know

​The 305 is stereotyped as the land of Pitbull and party girls, where hordes fill the nightclubs that line Miami Beach—and it is. It’s also the home to the performance artists, fashion designers, musicians, and cultural curators.<p><b>Name:</b> POORgrrrl<p><b>Age:</b> n/a<p><b>What do you do?</b> Make music.<p><b>How does this city</b> …

Art Basel

What Are The Best Movies In The Criterion Collection? — IndieWire Readers Survey

In order to put together a definitive list of the best movies on The Criterion Collection, we need your help.<p>(Editor’s Note: This survey is presented …

Brazil

Yes, The Same Woman Dreamed Up The Visuals For Lemonade & Moonlight

<i>Introducing</i> <b>The Gratitude Series</b><i>, a four-part Refinery29 special running in November that will celebrate the women of color whose work in Hollywood we</i> …

5 LGBT African Movies to See After You Watch 'Moonlight'

If you haven’t heard, <i>Moonlight</i> is a truly remarkable portrayal of black gay identity. (Stop reading and go watch it right now if you haven’t already …